Here’s What’s Behind the Crypto Market Downturn in 2022, According to MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor

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Bitcoin (BTC) bull and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor is analyzing the factors that he believes are driving the crypto market downturn at the start of a new year.

In a new Bloomberg interview, Saylor unveils two factors that he says are contributing to the volatility experienced by the crypto markets so far this year.

“I think that there’s a lot of dynamics here. If you look at the entire crypto ecosystem, you have a set of regulatory uncertainty, especially regulatory uncertainty around stablecoins and crypto tokens and whether or not they’re securities. And that creates a little bit of anxiety.

You have a lot of leverage offshore. You have a lot of crypto exchanges that can trade with up to 20x leverage. And those crypto exchanges have many, many tokens that are cross-collateralized. Between them and the decentralized finance [DeFi] exchanges, you can get much higher than 20x leverage. So that’s the second source of volatility.”

According to Saylor, Bitcoin is currently offering a “great entry point” for institutions especially as legendary investors such as Bill Miller allocate a huge portion of his portfolio to the flagship cryptocurrency.

“I feel like it’s consolidating at this level. This is a great entry point for institutional investors. I talk to high net-worth individuals, family offices, public company executives, private company owners and they watched Bitcoin run up in 2021. And there are a lot of people that would be afraid to own it if it was going up 400% a year.

But if they’re staring at it and it’s 40% off the all-time high and it’s consolidating. And they see that it’s being embraced by people like Bill Miller, by very well-respected investors. It’s being embraced by the regulators, it’s being embraced by senators and congressmen and public investors and public companies. They are looking at this as like a good entry point.”

Bitcoin is trading at $36,459 at time of writing, down by over 24% from the 2022 high of $47,979.

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