Crypto’s Predictable Unpredictability: Investor Decodes The Rhythms Of Digital Asset Cycles

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Raoul Paul, a seasoned crypto investor, has recently shed light on the cyclical nature of the crypto markets. In a recent interview with Scott Melker, another notable investor, Paul painted a vivid picture of these cycles, likening them to the changing seasons.

Crypto Cycles Decoded

Paul’s metaphorical ‘crypto spring’ marks the beginning, leading into various phases such as altcoin season, decentralized finance (DeFi) season, explosive growth, and a harsh crypto winter, according to Paul.

Paul elaborates on the intricacies of these cycles, noting the recurring patterns that seem to define the crypto landscape. “It seems to be always DeFi season.,” he observes, highlighting Ethereum’s (ETH) pivotal role as it begins outperforming Bitcoin during periods of heightened global liquidity.

These cycles, according to Paul, often culminate in “ridiculous tail events,” some bordering on the absurd, such as the frenzy around non-fungible tokens (NFTs), meme coins, and dog coins, where significant wealth is made and recycled in a seemingly endless loop.

NFTs, dog coins, meme coins, everyone getting hilariously rich, recycling their money and then doing it again.

Welcome to the crypto cycle, as described accurately by @RaoulGMI.

— The Wolf Of All Streets (@scottmelker) January 4, 2024

Navigating The Aftermath Of Matrixport’s Report

Meanwhile, the crypto market is navigating through the aftermath of a tumultuous phase ignited by a controversial report from Matrixport. Titled “Why the SEC will REJECT Bitcoin Spot ETFs again,” the report stirred a bearish sentiment, leading to a significant downturn in the market.

This dip saw Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) plunge over 6%. However, a recovery seems to be in the offing, with BTC reclaiming its $43,000 mark, registering a 2.7% increase, and ETH climbing above the $2200 threshold.

Bitcoin (BTC) price chart on TradingView amid Crypto news
Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is moving sideways on the 30-minute chart. Source: BTC/USDT on

In the wake of the backlash against the Matrixport report, Co-founder Jihan Wu has stepped forward to address the community’s concerns. Wu attempts to dispel allegations of market manipulation by his firm, emphasizing the market volatility caused by the anticipation of the Spot Bitcoin ETFs.

Matrixport’s analysts operate independently, expressing their opinions without any influence or interference from management. They are employed for their superior analytical skills compared to mine and other management team. I have only briefly glanced at the title of the report,…

— Jihan Wu (@JihanWu) January 3, 2024

Wu asserts that Matrixport, as a firm, operates based on public information without any insider advantage. However, skepticism lingers within the crypto community. Despite Wu’s clarifications, many remain wary, refusing to buy Wu’s story.

JihanWu’s statement on Matrixport’s Bitcoin ETF FUD article yesterday.


“Source? I made it up.”

— ImNotTheWolf (@ImNotTheWolf) January 4, 2024

Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView

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