Arthur Hayes, Raoul Pal Predict Dogecoin ETF: 'If People Wait In Line For Luxury Brands, They Will Trade Meme Coins Online'

Zinger Key Points
  • Arthur Hayes suggested a simple strategy of being long, not selling, not getting shaken up and not using too much leverage.
  • They believe that meme coins will maintain popularity and there are likely chances of a Dogecoin ETF by the end of this cycle.

BitMex co-founder Arthur Hayes and macro guru Raoul Pal shared their thoughts on the future of digital assets and market strategies in a recent podcast, delivering important insights on what to expect in the current market cycle.

What Happened:  Arthur Hayes emphasized a straightforward strategy: "Be long, don’t sell, don't get shook, don't use too much leverage." He argued that if central banks and governments continue printing money to address debt, crypto will thrive.

Hayes highlighted Bitcoin BTC/USD as the foundational asset while also indicating the potential in newer, more speculative investments like the synthetic dollar project, Ethena.

Both Hayes and Pal foresee meme coins maintaining their popularity and even predict a Dogecoin DOGE/USD ETF by the end of the cycle. Hayes elaborated, "If people are willing to wait in line for luxury brands, they will certainly trade meme coins online." This analogy underscores the ease with which people engage in meme coin trading, driven by cultural trends rather than technical knowledge.

Pal added that meme coins capture consistent attention and provide a feel-good factor or status, much like owning luxury items.

In an interesting twist, Hayes predicted Aptos APT/USD would flip Solana SOL/USD in the Layer-1 blockchain race. "Aptos could be the number two L1 over Solana within this cycle," Hayes suggested, hinting at significant developments expected in the Aptos ecosystem.

Also Read: ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Kiyosaki’s Bitcoin Projection: A Bold Forecast For 2024

Why It Matters: The crypto heavyweights also touched on risks in the market, notably the concentration of crypto custody with a few institutions, which could lead to systemic risks if a major custodian gets hacked.

The "Banana Zone," a term coined by Hayes and Pal, describes a phase in the market cycle characterized by inflows of liquidity that drive crypto assets to go vertical. Pal explained, "Central banks need to refinance debt, and this liquidity influx causes the crypto market to skyrocket."

Hayes warned, "We’ve trusted centralized entities with our assets, and if one of these custodians gets hacked, it could be catastrophic." Furthermore, Pal highlighted the risks in the centralized nature of the options market, where most of the activity is concentrated with a single counterparty.

Pal aptly summarized the debate by saying, "Don’t mess this up—hold on to your coins and watch the market play out."

What’s Next: The influence of Bitcoin as an institutional asset class is expected to be thoroughly explored at Benzinga’s upcoming Future of Digital Assets event on Nov. 19.

Read Next: Arthur Hayes Outlines Crypto Trading Strategies For 2024 Bull Market: ‘It’s Pretty Simple’

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