Janaury 19th, 2024
-Historic SEC Approval of BTC ETF
-Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy and Impact on Crypto Markets
-Bitcoin price faces pressure
Historic SEC Approval of BTC ETF
2024 begins with a groundbreaking development: the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved all Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF). This landmark decision marks a significant milestone in integrating cryptocurrencies into mainstream financial markets, expected to attract a broader investor base to the crypto world.
Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy and Impact on Crypto Markets
A primary topic of discussion among investors is the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy for 2024. There’s ongoing debate over the Fed’s potential dovish stance and the expected number of rate cuts this year. Concerns remain that these rate cuts might only happen later in the year. However, if the Fed begins cutting rates as early as March, it could sustain the positive market sentiment and potentially trigger a bull market for altcoins.
Shifting Market Dynamics: Ethereum’s Growth and Bitcoin’s Challenges Amidst ETF Developments
The market is currently undergoing a significant shift, starting with the dynamics of the BTC/ETH pair. Following the U.S. approval of the Bitcoin ETF, Ethereum (ETH) has begun to exhibit signs of growth amid Bitcoin’s lateral movement between $41K and $48K. This trend is further supported by the submission of Ethereum ETF applications by major asset management firms, indicating Ethereum’s potential for steady growth in the upcoming months. Concurrently, Bitcoin’s dominance is waning, now at about 51%, down from a high of 55%.
In addition to this, the price of Bitcoin is currently facing additional downward pressure, partly due to investors in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust taking profits. Following its conversion into a spot bitcoin ETF last week, the Trust has experienced over $1.5 billion in outflows. JPMorgan has estimated potential outflows of up to $3 billion from GBTC, as speculative investors are likely to cash in on their profits.
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