Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue (news.bitcoin.com)

Researchers from Switzerland published a twenty page study on the predictability of bitcoin bubbles, using Metcalfe’s law and Log-Periodic Power Law Singularity (LPPLS), and determined bitcoin’s market capitalization might fall as much as $ 44 billion, or 35% (at the time of writing), by the end of 2018.
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Bitcoin's market value should fall by more than a third before year-end, Swiss researchers say

By "Metcalfe's law," bitcoin's market value by the end of the year should be no more than $ 77 billion, Spencer Wheatley and Didier Sornette, both professors of entrepreneurial risks at ETH Zurich, said in a paper dated March 16. That's $ 41 billion, or nearly 35 percent, less than bitcoin's market …
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AIER Researchers: Bitcoin’s Price Moves with News (news.bitcoin.com)

Researchers at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) teamed with Missouri University to examine whether the price of bitcoin is being manipulated by a few traders. Conspiracy theories abound, and new accusations arise regularly. A first in a series of papers on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, the present project attempts to show a connection to major price spikes and newsworthy events.   
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