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Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow model creator PlanB promotes ‘quant investing’ via ByBit to ‘100x’ HODL strategy

PlanB, the infamous creator of the stock-to-flow (S2F) model for Bitcoin, has seemingly abandoned the HODL strategy in favor of “quant investing” through ByBit.

In a tweet Friday, he announced a “copy my trade” partnership with ByBit that “outperforms buy&hold 100x.” An article detailing the strategy was released Monday via PlanB’s website.

The article on quant investing is almost ready. It includes a trading rule that outperforms buy&hold 100x. You can copy my trade here (signup + deposit): https://t.co/8OI2agrLDD pic.twitter.com/jgW8AmCjlc

— PlanB (@100trillionUSD) August 5, 2022

PlanB and the Stock-to-Flow model

The S2F creator has amassed a large following online after he created the methodology by which many investors speculate on the future price of Bitcoin.

The model is based on the fixed supply of Bitcoin and its predefined release schedule tied to Bitcoin halvings. According to the stock-to-flow model, the price of Bitcoin will reach close to $1 million by 2026.

Source: lookintobitcoin.com

Historically, the S2F model has been surprisingly accurate; however, during the recent bull run, there has been an increased number of crypto natives who have renounced the theory’s legitimacy.

As far back as June 2021, Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin described those who believe in the model as deserving “all the mockery they get.”

Stock-to-flow is really not looking good now.

I know it’s impolite to gloat and all that, but I think financial models that give people a false sense of certainty and predestination that number-will-go-up are harmful and deserve all the mockery they get. https://t.co/hOzHjVb1oq pic.twitter.com/glMKQDfSbU

— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) June 21, 2022

The methodology affirms that buying and holding Bitcoin offers the safest method to invest in Bitcoin due to the assumption that it will continue to follow the predicted price in a given timeframe. The price can deviate from the model over a set period, but it will eventually return to the stock-to-flow line due to the fixed supply and distribution of coins.

Criticism of S2F has…


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