Bitcoin may have reached its bottom this year, Dan Morehead, founder of Pantera Capital Management, told CNBC. So now is a good time to buy.
“All cryptocurrencies are very cheap right now,” said Morehead, who serves as CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pantera.
As a whole, cryptocurrencies have declined about 65 percent from their highs this year, he said.
“It’s much cheaper to buy now and participate in the rally as it goes,” Morehead said Thursday on “Fast Money.”
Bitcoin, one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, reached highs of $19,500 last December, only to dip below $6,000 in February. On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. ET, bitcoin was priced around $7,500.
The volatile nature of all cryptocurrencies has left market watchers on edge amid looming regulatory concerns. Cryptocurrency is still a largely unregulated industry.
But this might work in investors’ favor, Morehead said.
“Many institutions are essentially buying the rumor [of potential SEC regulations] and selling the fact,” he said. “Getting invested now so that in three, four, five months when the institutional, quality-regulated custodians that we’re hearing about come online, they’ll already have their positions.”
His tip for investors: Buy a currency once it breaks its 230-day moving average, wait a year and sell.