A Bitcoin Price Prediction Model Assuming Oscillatory Growth and Lengthening Cycles
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Original versionWang, G. & Hausken, K. (2022) (2022) A Bitcoin price prediction model assuming oscillatory growth and lengthening cycles, Cogent Economics & Finance, 10(1), 2087287 10.1080/23322039.2022.2087287
This article’s motivation is to understand the volatile Bitcoin price increase. The objective is to develop price estimation methods. The methodology is to present five differential equation models estimated against the 23 July 2010–21 June 2021 Bitcoin data. The findings are that Gompertz growth fits the damped oscillations and lengthening cycles well, and tracks the early data better with the weighted least squares method. Gompertz growth combined with charged capacitor growth tracks the early data even better. Logistic growth is too slow to track the early data. Logistic growth combined with charged capacitor growth to some extent tracks the early data. Pure charged capacitor growth is unrealistic. The dates for the future bull market maxima depend to a low degree on the growth model carrying capacity approached asymptotically, assumed to match gold at $10 trillion, and to be 50 times higher. The implications for traders are to focus on the large standard deviations. Investors should understand the growth potential compared with other asset classes. Regulators should ensure financial stability by focusing on the fluctuations. Central banks should adjust the money supply while acknowledging. Bitcoin competition. Collective units should understand Bitcoin growth models to determine whether to accept Bitcoin transactions.