Now is when I need to put the brakes on the approaching valuation. I said that this year Bitcoin will hit $18k before the end of the year, that said I want to warn you that with this great rise in price will come different problems that can make Bitcoin choppy at these prices. The biggest problems I see is Wall Street getting involved since they want to be able to short it, Governments wanting to step in a regulated it or ban it from certain countries and the IRS. I am still a Bitcoin bull, but I think with the sudden value pop it can run to my 18k prediction and maybe even a lot higher by year end but buying now is not the smartest idea. Bitcoin historically has gone back to past high milestones, which mean Bitcoin could back off to $10,000 before it goes to $30,000 in 2018.