Fundstrat’s Tom Lee stays strong with his Bitcoin price prediction, saying the coin will hit anywhere between $22-$25K by the end of the year. Financial market research firm Fundstrat’s Tom Lee defended his position that Bitcoin (BTC) could trade at anywhere from $22,000 to $25,000 by the year’s end, in two CNBC interviews Thursday, July 5.

Lee made sure to clarify to reporters that his most recent $22,000 price prediction is emphatically not a bearish retreat from his previous forecasts of $25,000. Lee, a notorious Bitcoin bull, is famous for his prediction in January that Bitcoin would hit $25,000 by the end of 2018, later saying in March it would reach a staggering $91,000 by 2020.

Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” segment Thursday morning, Lee at first appeared to have somewhat toned down his bullish outlook by saying that “it’s not out of the question that [BTC] could be over the $20,000 by the end of the year.” Lee based his rationale for the new estimate on the historic correlation between Bitcoin’s price and mining costs, which he says by the end of the year will be around $9,000 per coin mined. Reappearing on CNBC Thursday afternoon, Lee was quick to clarify what he considered to be an exaggerated reaction to his morning comments, saying that: “I do think it’s the first time I’ve ever heard someone thinking something could triple is a bearish comment.

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