BREAKING: Bitcoin Price Hits $50,000

  • February 12, 2024

The Bitcoin price has experienced a significant surge, surpassing the $50,000 mark as Wall Street exchange-traded funds (ETFs) gained approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 11. 

This bullish momentum, coupled with increased ETF demand, has propelled Bitcoin into a fully-formed bull run just months ahead of the anticipated halving event, which is expected to further amplify the ongoing uptrend.

Wall Street ETFs Drive Bitcoin Demand

In a recent CNBC interview with Anthony Pompliano, it was revealed that Wall Street ETFs are buying approximately 12.5 times more Bitcoin per day than the network can produce. 

This surge in demand from institutional investors has contributed to the price appreciation of Bitcoin. Pompliano asserts that Bitcoin has become Wall Street’s preferred asset and predicts that the increased demand through ETFs could lead to a significant rise in its price.

On the other hand, analytics firm Material Indicators has identified $53 million in Bitcoin buy orders stacked at the $50,000 level on the Binance order book. This substantial demand indicates strong investor interest in Bitcoin at this price point. 

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BTC Buy orders at $50,000 on Binance. Source: Material Indicators

However, the firm believes that a price retest of support levels may be imminent, although the timing remains uncertain. 

Bitcoin Price Rally Faces Potential Correction?

If the Bitcoin price successfully breaks above the $50,000 level, Material Indicators anticipate minimal resistance on the path to $52,000 and $58,000. This scenario raises the possibility of a substantial short squeeze, as investors who have bet against the asset may be forced to cover their positions, further driving up the price. 

However, the highly anticipated inflation report scheduled for Tuesday could potentially trigger a correction in the market, as its findings may impact investor sentiment and market dynamics.

Overall, Bitcoin’s price surge above $50,000 is attributed to the approval of Wall Street ETFs and the subsequent increase in institutional demand. The influx of capital from these ETFs has contributed to Bitcoin’s bullish momentum, with expectations of further price appreciation. 

As BTC continues to capture Wall Street’s attention, market participants eagerly await further developments and potential Bitcoin price movements to the upside, with potential corrections ahead. 

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Bitcoin Price Reaches $50,000 on Bitstamp Daily Chart. Source: BTCUSDT on TradingView.com

Currently, the Bitcoin price has risen over 3.4% in the past 24 hours, coupled with a seven-day uptrend of 16%.

Featured image from Shutterstock, chart from TradingView.com 

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