20 Apr

Following the fourth halving of the cryptocurrency, which completely upends the economics for the miners that fuel the Bitcoin ecosystem, Bitcoin (BTC) remained stable at roughly $63,700.

Recently, Bitcoin has hardly changed from its position just before the 840,000th block was mined at precisely 1:00 PM UTC on Saturday. Prior to rising beyond $65,000 on Friday, Bitcoin had fallen as low as $59,685.

Historically, the halving of bitcoin has been followed by a price surge; the most recent one occurred in May 2020 and resulted in a surge from $9,500 to $65,000 in the following year.

However, bitcoin has already started a historic surge to new heights this time, climbing from $15,500 in late 2022 to $73,680, aided by optimism regarding the approval of spot bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. and then then the ensuing enthusiasm after they began trading in January.

Because of its continued "overbought conditions" and the huge volume of open interest in bitcoin futures, JPMorgan stated on Thursday that it anticipated a decline in the price of bitcoin after the halving. Goldman Sachs continued, "macro conditions need to be supportive of risk-taking in order for bitcoin to replicate the success of previous cycles following halving events."

Since February 28, the price of Bitcoin has fluctuated between $59,600 and $73,860. This week, the upside of the range is being shielded by the increasing violence in Israel, which is having an impact on all capital markets.

According to Coinalyze, a sell-off on April 12 from $71,000 to $60,000 erased $4 billion in open interest from the bitcoin market. The total for all exchanges—aside from CME—is $16.1 billion. 

April 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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