Despite the recent bloodbath in cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin bull Arthur Hayes said the popular digital coin will reach $50,000 by the end of the year. Bitcoin’s price has been on a wild roller coaster with investors, but “something that goes up to [around] $20,000 in one year can have a correction,” Hayes, the co-founder and CEO of BitMEX, said on “Fast Money” Friday.

BitMEX, or Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, is the largest cryptocurrency trading platform by volume. “We could definitely find a bottom in the $3,000 to $5,000 range,” he said.

“But we’re one positive regulatory decision away, many an ETF approved by the SEC, to climbing through $20,000 and even to $50,000 by the end of the year.” In May, Hayes told CNBC that bitcoin would reach $50,000 by the end of the year.

He remained bullish on his forecast about the coin, despite a deep retrenchment in the digital currency’s price. Last week bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, fell below the $6,000 mark.

The coin was priced around $5,900 Friday 5 p.m. ET, a steep decline from the December 2017 highs of around $19,500. Bitcoin is down 57 percent in 2018. Read more from cnbc.com…

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