JPMorgan says Bitcoin rally unsustainable unless volatility ebbs

by BLOOMBERG

Bitcoin’s volatility needs to ease to prevent the token’s rally from fizzling, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Unless swings recede rapidly, the current price of the largest cryptocurrency “looks unsustainable,” strategists led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou wrote in a note Tuesday.

Bitcoin has been barreling through records, scaling another peak above $51,000 on Wednesday. Tesla Inc.’s recent $1.5 billion purchase and MicroStrategy Inc.’s plan to expand its holdings of the token by selling $600 million in convertible bonds added to the buzz around cryptocurrencies. On the flip side, some see a mania likely to end in a bust akin to the implosion in 2017.