According to an exclusive from Micky, an up-and-coming crypto media outlet, Zhao, formerly an executive at OkEX and Blockchain.com, reminisced about 2017’s monumental rally, coupled with the subsequent collapse.
Echoing sentiment touted by his fellow industry executives, the Binance chief executive noted that late-2017 saw the Bitcoin market “overshoot” itself, with asset valuations quickly becoming well-overextended.
He quipped that much of the bull sentiment could be chalked up to the abundance of hype, touching on the FOMO that consumers experienced, along with the mass of questionable projects.
Bitcoin Is Oversold
The most-anticipated crypto-centric event of early-2018, the Binance Blockchain Week in Bitcoin capital Singapore, has arrived, and this nascent community is buzzing. As the event is a Binance-led initiative, the upstart’s C-suiters and foremost executives have made appearances at the conference, coupled with the subsequent hackathon.
While talks from Wei Zhou, Binance’s chief financial officer, and his peers were appreciated, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao himself sat down on the conference stage to give a keynote. And as normal, Zhao, one of the crypto sector’s golden children, did his best to prove why this industry is still popping, so to speak.
Murad Mahmudov, a Princeton graduate with ambitions to launch a crypto-focused hedge fund, recently touched on this subject matter. Speaking with Tone Vays, a former institutional investor turned Bitcoin diehard, Mahmudov took Zhao’s comments one step further, noting that a majority of altcoins, including Ethereum, EOS, XRP, were overvalued in 2017’s parabolic surge.
Mahmudov’s remarks aside, Zhao purportedly went on to say that cryptocurrencies are currently dramatically oversold, and could be in for an eventual recovery. Speaking in a keynote, the industry insider explained that the current bear market has been “overshot”, indicating that he believes assets have fallen too far from their peaks. Backing his claim, CZ, a former Bloomberg employee, noted that there’s more talent in this industry than ever before, adding that the growing number of bonafide conferences and blockchain events is comforting.
Likely referring the array of truly innovative blockchain projects coming to life, along with forays from Wall Street and household names, Zhao then added that “the builders are building, so we are seeing a lot more development in this space.” And with all that in mind, Zhao came to the conclusion:
So I actually think that we’re probably overshooting on the lower side, but again I could be wrong, this is mass technology.
However, many aren’t in agreement with Zhao’s statement on the broader market. Per previous reports from Ethereum World News, Mahmudov recently stated that if history rhymes, BTC could fall to as low as $1,700 before another jaw-dropping run.
“I Can Go Weeks Without Looking At Crypto Prices”
While the Binance head had remarks about the value of cryptocurrencies, he went on to stress that his sole focus isn’t on markets, but rather, this industry’s underlying fabric. He claimed that he’s “very comfortable” with not checking Coin Market Cap or similar sites, even adding that he has and may continue to “go on for weeks without looking at the Bitcoin price.”
Zhao attributed his disconnected attitude towards wherewithals to Binance’s “focus on building”, and visions that this sector will swell over time.