Ran Neuner, the host of CNBC's Cryptotrader show and the 28th most influential Blockchain insider according to Richtopia , tweeted Thursday, Feb. 1 stating that Bitcoin will end in 2018 at a price of $ 50,000
CNBC has been increasingly involved in cryptocurrency reporting in recent months. On January 8, the cable network released a step by step tutorial on how to buy Ripple using the Poloniex exchange as a platform for purchase. Host Brian Kelly demonstrated the entire process live on the channel
In December 2017, a CNBC Fast Money issue mentioned Bitcoin Cash both on the air and on its airwaves. social media accounts. The show tweeted with two charts that showed a drop in Bitcoin's price and an increase in Bitcoin Cash's, adding "Bitcoin Cash is here … coping!"
@rogerkver aka Bitcoin Jesus will join us tomorrow to discuss the biggest change in the crypto world since the invention of time! Must see TV .. #BitcoinCash is here … deal with it !! pic.twitter.com/k9kO30nwKF
– Fast Money CNBC (@CNBCFastMoney) December 20, 2017
The tweet was greeted with a mixed response from the cryptocurrency community, with some users expressing their disagreement with the network message.
shame on you for promoting this fraudulent coin bitcoincash / bcash
– Bitcoiner (@CambodiaBitcoin) December 20, 2017
Like Bitcoin has reached last Friday, Neuner's latest prediction also provoked a mixed reaction with a sarcastic response highlighting the low probability that the price of Bitcoin will reach the exact mark of $ 50,000 on December 31, 2018.
Well, the odds that it's exactly $ 50,000 at 23:59 on December 31 are actually very slim.
– Maxcz (@ThurstonMax) February 2, 2018