Max Keiser, host of RT's The Keiser Report, has been imploring his viewers to buy bitcoin since it was $1. Image: Cointelegraph

Bitcoin (BTC) will continue to soar until it hits $28,000, TV personality Max Keiser declared after the leading crypto rose 20% in just a week.

In a series of tweets on July 27, the famously outspoken host of the Keiser Report forecast that BTC/USD was headed for six figures after a correction period near $30,000, Cointelegraph reported.

Peter Schiff is ‘puking his brains out’

Keiser made the prediction as bitcoin passed $11,200 during a day of surprises. As Cointelegraph reported, $10,000 managed to hold for longer than a matter of hours, and data indicated that this latest trip to five figures was sturdier than others in 2020.

“$28,000 is in play before we see a pullback – and then we’re heading to 6-figures,” Keiser summarized.

Well known for his optimism and heavy preference for BTC over other cryptocurrencies, Keiser further took a swipe at gold bug Peter Schiff. Schiff, who has been celebrating gold hitting all-time highs against the US dollar, had previously dismissed bitcoin’s rise.

“It’s put up or shut up for bitcoin – it’s got to hold $10,000 now,” he said during a debate with Morgan Creek Digital co-founder, Anthony Pompliano, on his YouTube channel on Sunday.

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Keiser had little time for this and Schiff’s other arguments, claiming that in fact, the Bitcoin skeptic was secretly regretting his choice of gold.

“Somewhere, @PeterSchiff is puking his brains out right now,” the same tweet reads.

Bitcoin versus gold 3-month chart
Bitcoin versus gold 3-month chart. Source: Skew

Analyst: BTC price is getting ‘very interesting’ 

Gold is part of a safe haven boom which is seeing impressive performance across assets as the US dollar weakens.

Another giant stimulus injection from the Federal Reserve, inflating the money supply, has combined with geopolitical tensions and the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to produce unease among investors.

At press time, BTC/USD was circling $10,730 after reaching its local highs of $11,380 overnight. 

For Cointelegraph Markets analyst filbfilb, however, even flipping slightly lower levels as support would be a turning point for bitcoin, with $10,500 formerly marking severe resistance.

“Breakout! $10,500 the level that needs to become support… then… then things get real interesting,” he wrote on his Telegram trading channel.