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Bitcoin Price Plummets to $64,000 Amid Market Uncertainty

Bitcoin Price Plummets to $64,000 Amid Market Uncertainty

The price of Bitcoin has experienced a notable price decline, plummeting to $64,000 Mark amid heightened market uncertainty. This downturn comes as investors grapple with various factors influencing the crypto market.

This bearish trend in the price of the crypto asset is attributed to the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance, which has exerted significant pressure on the crypto market.

Additionally, large outflows from Bitcoin ETFs such as Fidelity’s FBTC and Grayscale’s GBTC indicate a bearish sentiment, further contributing to the downward pressure on Bitcoin’s price.

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A report from analytics company CryptoQuant has further spurred market sentiment after it disclosed that Whales have sold over $1.2 billion worth of Bitcoin in the past two weeks. These significant holders of Bitcoin are reportedly showing less signs of renewed buying interest, suggesting a continued lack of upward momentum for the cryptocurrency.

Analysts noted,

“Traders are not increasing their Bitcoin holdings, and demand from large holders remains weak”. Observers suggest that crypto miners might be turning their focus to the rapidly growing AI sector, selling their Bitcoin rewards instead of holding onto them”.

Also, in a different analysis, Glassnode States that despite significant inflows into crypto investment products, Bitcoin price has remained confined within the $64-65k range, attributing it to the increased prevalence of cash and carry trades, where long positions in the U.S Spot ETFs are counterbalanced by shorting futures on the CME Group exchange, thereby mitigating the impact of these inflows on Bitcoin’s spot price.

Recent exits from spot Bitcoin ETFs, notably Fidelity’s FBTC and Grayscale’s GBTC, totaling $152.42 million, have exerted significant downward pressure on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Fidelity’s ETF recorded the biggest exit of $83 million, followed by Grayscale with $62 million. This trend, coupled with broader market declines, has raised concerns about a new bearish phase in cryptocurrencies. Altcoins have also experienced significant losses, declining from over $760-billion to $ 603-billion since March.

The substantial exits from spot Bitcoin ETFs have no doubt intensified downward pressure on BTC, raising market sentiments about a potential new bearish phase.

Meanwhile, despite the current downturn, many analysts remain optimistic about Bitcoin’s long-term potential. While short-term uncertainty persists, the long-term outlook for Bitcoin remains bullish for many.

CEO of Binance Richard Teng remains optimistic about Bitcoin’s price in the future, predicting that it will surpass $80,000 by the end of 2024, with even greater gains expected in 2025. He highlighted a unique market cycle where Bitcoin led, followed by meme coins, unlike previous cycles.

Also, Bernstein analysts predict Bitcoin could reach $200,000 in the coming months, driven by increased institutional interest. Notably, MicroStrategy continues to aggressively accumulate Bitcoin recently adding 11,931 BC to its holdings, bringing the total to 226,331 BTC. This underscores strong institutional support amidst the market bearish nature.

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