2/2 © Reuters. Maren Altman, a 22-year outdated astrologer, makes her predictions for bitcoin costs in New York
© Reuters. Maren Altman, a 22-year outdated astrologer, makes her predictions for bitcoin costs in New York
By Anna Irrera and Tom Wilson
LONDON (Reuters) – appears so flighty, some would possibly argue you could as nicely seek the advice of a crystal ball, learn the runes or stare on the stars to divine the route of the capricious cryptocurrency.
Enter Maren Altman, bitcoin investor and astrologer.
The New Yorker has been following the actions of celestial objects to foretell bitcoin worth fluctuations since final summer time. And whereas many individuals would possibly mock her strategies, she has constructed up a 1 million-strong social-media following on TikTok.
Final week, the 22-year-old informed her followers to observe for a worth correction on Jan. 11.
Why? Saturn was going to cross Mercury.
Lo and behold, bitcoin fell as a lot as 21% on that day, earlier than recovering most of its losses, slamming the brakes on a meteoric rally that noticed it double from early December to a file $42,000 final week.
“I’m by no means going to inform somebody to purchase this or that,” mentioned Altman. “I can predict worth trajectories however don’t declare to be a monetary adviser conscious of somebody’s particular circumstances, and subsequently by no means give purchase or promote recommendation.”
For the uninitiated, Mercury represents bitcoin’s worth knowledge and Saturn is a proscribing indicator.
Whereas many individuals would possibly give Altman’s evaluation as a lot credence as any…