In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said that the current cryptocurrency bear market could last for another year and six months. Armstrong said that he sees the current market conditions as similar to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s/early 2000s.

  • Cryptocurrency prices have fallen to new lows during this cycle.
  • Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, believes that it’s tough to predict markets. However, he thinks that the crypto market will take a year or more to recover.
  • Coinbase appears to be well prepared for the bear market, according to Armstrong, who has gone through four of them previously.

According to Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, a recovery from the crypto bear market will take a year and six months. But he adds that the recession as a whole is not a new occurrence for the sector.

Cryptocurrency prices could stay low for up to a year and a half

The recent failures of numerous crypto companies have kept the industry in a bear market. This downturn has hit Coinbase hard, reflected in its share prices and company revenue. However, Armstrong is still optimistic about the sector and his exchange.

“This is something that we have experience with before,” he told Rooney. He noted that what’s happening is similar to what Coinbase has gone through in the past.

“Back in 2014 and 2015, we had a similar situation where the prices dropped quite a lot and then took a while to come back. And so I think we are kind of in that space again,” he said.

The frequent down cycles of the past ten years, according to him, have been followed by four more in the next 10 years since its inception, only differing in that this time it has coincided with “the broader micro environment.”

In the past few months, cryptocurrency markets have seen a major decline, with Bitcoin falling from $69,000 in November to below $20,000.

The crypto market took a hit, with over $2 trillion in value being wiped off. Ethereum was one of the hardest-hit coins, losing most of its gains from the bull cycle.

Speaking about the same, Brian Armstrong, CEO of US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that such market cycles are “healthy” for Bitcoin and the larger crypto ecosystem.

“It’s healthy to have these market cycles, it builds out the ecosystem, it gets more people interested,” Armstrong said. “I think this is just the start. I think it’s going to be a multi-decade trend.”

He predicts that the market will recover within a year and six months. However, he warns that it might take longer than that for things to get back to normal.

We think about it this way and don’t try to predict the future too much. he adds.

He also discussed his company’s efforts to reduce expenses and take other steps to address the layoffs it carried out in June.

The company is aiming to reduce its dependence on trading fees by focusing more on subscription and service-based revenue. The goal is to generate up to 50% of the total revenue from these sources. he states.


In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong talked about the current state of the cryptocurrency market and his company’s plans for the future. He said that he believes the market will recover eventually, but cautioned that it could take longer than people expect.

He also discussed Coinbase’s plans to diversify its revenue sources away from trading fees, toward subscription and service-based models.

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James Atkins

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