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Fidelity Exec Details How Bitcoin Will Capture a Quarter of Gold’s Monetary Marke

Fidelity Exec Details How Bitcoin Will Capture a Quarter of Gold's Monetary Market

By Olivia Brooke – March 1, 2024

According to Jurrien Timmer, the Director of Global Macro at Fidelity, a leading digital asset investment firm, Bitcoin can tap into the monetary market of gold. In a series of posts shared to X, formerly Twitter, the Fidelity's executive detailed his thoughts on Bitcoin's potential market share vs gold.

Sharing a recent chart depicting the value of monetary gold, share of gold held by central banks and private investors as a monetary asset (as opposed to jewellery or industrial uses).

Estimating that the share of monetary gold is around 40% of total above-ground gold, the Fidelity executive is convinced that Bitcoin will “eventually capture around a quarter of the monetary gold market.” He added, “At 40%, monetary gold is currently worth around $6 trillion, while Bitcoin is worth $1 trillion.”

Historically, Bitcoin's market position has been consistently compared to that of gold. Institutional players have previously branded Bitcoin as digital gold.

Interestingly, Bitcoin has outperformed gold on previous occasions. Last year, Bitcoin recorded a 50% spike in value, beating the broader stock market, including gold trading 47% below Bitcoin's value.

In 2023, Bitcoin outperformed Gold by 10x, and this bullish performance is setting the tone for 2024, with market experts being largely positive.

Jurrien Timmer: Future Bitcoin halving will not have a strong impact on the asset's price

Regarding the next Bitcoin halving, Timmer shared another chart that illustrates what he expects to be diminishing returns from future halving.

While the Bitcoin halving in 2012 resulted in a decrease in supply from 2.7 million to 1.3 million, and the Bitcoin halving in 2016 took supply from 1.3 million to 656 thousand, Timmer is certain that the upcoming halving will not have as much impact on price as previous halvings did, particularly when incremental supply goes from 160 coins to 80 to 40.

As he further explained;

“In 2012 Bitcoin's outstanding supply was 50% of its eventual supply, in 2016 it was 75%, and in 2070 it will be 99.9977%. It's easy to imagine the power of a halving in 2016. It seems unlikely to me that future halvings will be as impactful when there are fewer coins to mine.

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Bitcoin Keeps Pushing Higher With 69K in Sight: Still Time to Join the Rally?

Bitcoin Keeps Pushing Higher With $69K in Sight: Still Time to Join the Rally?

By Investing.com (David Wagner) Cryptocurrency | Feb 29, 2024 06:42AM ET

  • Bitcoin continued rallying and reached its highest level since November 2021.
  • Significant inflows into Bitcoin spot ETFs have set volume records and aided the rally.
  • Beyond ETF success, Bitcoin's upward momentum is linked to the upcoming halving in April and favorable economic data.
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Bitcoin surged for the third consecutive day, approaching the $64,000 mark in early market trading today, marking its highest level since November 2021 as bulls continue their march toward all-time highs near $68,900.

This recent surge can be attributed to familiar bullish factors that have supported the prices in previous weeks, including substantial inflows into Bitcoin ETF spot funds.

BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Trust (NASDAQ:IBIT) set a volume record for the third consecutive day, with shares worth around $3.3 billion changing hands in a single day.

This is over twice the previous record of $1.35 billion set on Tuesday, which itself surpassed the Monday record of $1.3 billion.

Ten BTC spot ETF funds recorded a total trading volume of $7.7 billion, surpassing the previous record of $4.7 billion set on January 11, the first day of trading.

Eric Balchunas, an ETF fund specialist at Bloomberg, described these numbers as "absurd" and labeled them "madness" in a post on X.

Source: Eric Balchunas

Will the Fund Inflow Continue to Soar, Pushing Bitcoin Higher?

It appears that this success will likely grow even further as Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley also plans to add Bitcoin ETF products to its brokerage platform.

While billions of dollars have already been invested in these products, their availability through major registered investment advisor (RIA) networks and broker-dealer platforms, such as those associated with Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and others, may further amplify this success.

Halving to Fuel Bullish Sentiment as Well

Bitcoin's price rally and the success of BTC ETF funds are also linked to the anticipation of the upcoming halving in April. This event, which occurs approximately every four years and involves a 50% reduction in mining revenues, has historically had a strong impact on Bitcoin, both in anticipation and aftermath.

In addition to ETFs and halving, it's worth noting that Bitcoin benefited from slightly lower-than-expected U.S. GDP yesterday, which revived expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut. In this context, Thursday's expected PCE price index may have an even greater impact on these expectations.

Key Levels to Monitor for Dip-Buying

Finally, from a chart perspective, the initial crucial support for Bitcoin is the $60,000 threshold, but a correction could go much lower without questioning the bullish sentiment, given the recent surge. Therefore, any BTC declines can be considered buying opportunities, as long as the cryptocurrency does not drop below $55,000.

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Bitcoin Pops Above 62000 For First Time Since November 2021 As Market Enters Extreme Greed Territory

Bitcoin Pops Above $62,000 For First Time Since November 2021 As Market Enters Extreme Greed Territory

By Brenda Ngari – February 28, 2024

Bitcoin broke past the mythical bar of $62,000 on Wednesday for the first time in more than two years after rising by 9.9% over the past 24 hours.

At press time, BTC was trading for $62,308, and the Crypto Fear and Greed index shows the crypto market has delved into the extreme greed phase. The alpha cryptocurrency is up over 20.2% on the weekly chart, 45.7% during the past 30 days, and an eye-popping 155% growth over the last 12 months, according to CoinGecko data.

The last time Bitcoin traded above $62,000 was on Nov. 12, 2021, before BTC plunged into correction mode, erasing 66% of its value to change hands at $19,300 at the start of April 2022.

Bitcoin’s ongoing rally appears to have been driven by a notable increase in institutional interest following the historic launch of U.S.-based spot BTC exchange-traded funds in mid-January. The new nine spot market Bitcoin ETFs registered combined trading volumes of over $2 billion for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. These funds have been a roaring success as investors previously unable to get exposure to Bitcoin in an easy and regulated manner flock to the sector. Collectively, the nine ETFs currently hold over $44 billion in assets.

$100K Possible By Halving?

The Crypto Fear and Greed index, an indicator that measures the overall crypto market investor sentiment on a scale of 1 to 100, recently rose to 82 as Bitcoin rallied. The market is in a state of “extreme greed” for the first time since 2021, highlighting an extremely bullish sentiment among investors as many expect BTC to cross its previous all-time high of $69,000 in the coming days.

Adding fuel to the fire is the much-awaited Bitcoin halving event, which is just 50 days away. Past halvings have led to significant price increases, as the mining rewards are slashed by half, effectively lowering the inflation rate of new Bitcoins entering the market by 50%.

Interestingly, Blockstream CEO Adam Back is confident that the Bitcoin price will hit the $100,000 mark before the pivotal halving event. He cited catalysts such as the liquidation of leveraged shorts, the shift in investor sentiment, and the rocketing buying pressure from ETFs triggering an explosive bull run for Bitcoin.

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Veteran Trader Raises Bitcoin Price Forecast To 200000 As BTC Surges Past 56000

Veteran Trader Raises Bitcoin Price Forecast To $200,000 As BTC Surges Past $56,000

By Newton Gitonga – February 27, 2024

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has been on a tear this week, surpassing $56,000 for the first time since December 2021. The digital asset started the week on a high note, with its significant uptick on Monday continuing into Tuesday. This rise came despite a decline in the S&P 500, indicating that Bitcoin may be shedding its reliance on traditional equities markets.

The rise in Bitcoin’s price resulted in multiple short liquidations, with data from Coinglass showing that in the past 24 hours, 81,388 traders were liquidated, resulting in a total of $363 million. Notably, $280 million of these liquidations were for short orders.

Meanwhile, despite some indications that the price may be overstretched, particularly on the RSI indicator, the latest pump has ignited a wave of optimism among experts that Bitcoin could continue to rise.

On Tuesday, veteran trader Peter Brandt wrote on X that the thrust above the upper boundary of the 15-month channel has led him to raise his price forecast for the current bull market cycle, which is scheduled to end in August or September 2025, from $120,000 to $200,000.

However, Brandt also noted that he would use laser eyes on social media as a contrary indicator, stating that “Too many laser eyes will be the KOD” (kill on delivery).

The phrase “laser eyes” refers to the trend of crypto enthusiasts, particularly on Twitter, changing their profile pictures to include laser eyes as a way of expressing their bullish outlook on Bitcoin. Brandt’s statement that he will use this trend as a contrary indicator suggests that an increase in the number of people adopting laser eyes on their social media pictures could be a bearish signal.

Other analysts are also optimistic about Bitcoin’s price rising. Seasoned analyst Gert van Lagen wrote that the current parabolic trajectory of Bitcoin since November 2021 indicates that it is on track to hit $200,000 “soon”, suggesting it may reach those levels even before the April halving.

He also noted that the correlation between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 has been strong since the end of 2021. Bitcoin’s price has surged significantly beyond the previous bear market’s 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level.

Meanwhile, on-chain data suggests that whales have been accumulating Bitcoin. According to data from Cryptoquant, new whales are accumulating Bitcoin and are now sitting on a 38% unrealized profit. The realized price for a 30-day active whale cohort is $40,500, indicating that these whales are holding onto their Bitcoin for the long term.

At press time, BTC was trading at $56,511, reflecting a 10.90% surge in the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Bitcoin Leaps Past 54000 Barrier For First Time Since 2021: Will It Crack 60000 This Week

Bitcoin Leaps Past $54,000 Barrier For First Time Since 2021: Will It Crack $60,000 This Week?

By Brenda Ngari – February 26, 2024

Bitcoin jumped above $54,000 on Monday, reaching its highest level in over two years — sparking speculations about a potential return to its lifetime high prices.

Ether (ETH), the market’s second-largest digital coin, also surged by around 3.2%, hitting $3,177 amid a crypto-wide market recovery.

Bitcoin’s Bullish Run

Back in 2021, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), flew past $53,000 per coin for the first time in history. After dropping by around 74% from its all-time high in the Terra-powered crisis of 2022, the crypto had a lot of ground to make up. But today, BTC finally roared past the $53,000 level once again.

The price of the flagship cryptocurrency was hovering at $54,452 at press time, according to data from CoinGecko. That’s a 5.0% gain from yesterday and a 2.8% increase from last week.

Bitcoin began the month sitting at just above $42,000 and steadily posted gains until it topped $50K on Feb. 12. This was the first time that BTC had surged above $50,000 since December 2021.

Since then, however, the premier crypto hasn’t made any notable price moves. It had been holding steady above the $50K zone for roughly 14 days now but has mostly been trading between the $51,000 and $52,000 range lately before the rally on Monday.

This jump is mainly attributed to rising investor interest, specifically via spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which have seen substantial inflows. The spot BTC investment vehicles saw nearly $5 billion in net inflow since their debut on Jan. 11, spotlighting the shifting investor preference towards regulated and easily accessible products for crypto exposure.

Can Bitcoin Touch $100,000 This Year?

Despite the ongoing pump, the price of Bitcoin is still 22.7% below the $69,044 all-time high registered in Nov. 2021. However, the longer the ETF inflow persists, the higher the chance of a supply shock propelling Bitcoin above $60,000 in the near term.

Moreover, Bitcoin is expected to undergo the halving event around April 20. The halving programmatically happens every four years and slashes the BTC rewards given to miners for securing the network by 50% to ward off inflation. This means fewer new BTC will be minted after the halving, subsequently slowing the supply expansion. Market pundits predict that the skyrocketing demand for BTC following the Bitcoin ETF launch coupled with the upcoming supply crunch resulting from the halving could send BTC to six digits in no time.

Standard Chartered Bank analysts think BTC is set to reach $100,000 before the end of 2024. Bitcoin’s upcoming halving will be one of the catalysts for the price upside.

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Trump Softens His Stance On Bitcoin: I Can Live With It One Way Or The Other’

Trump Softens His Stance On Bitcoin: ‘I Can Live With It One Way Or The Other’

By Brenda Ngari – February 23, 2024

Former United States President Donald Trump seems to have softened his view on Bitcoin, marking a notable deviation from his previous hardline stance. Despite maintaining his preference for the US dollar in a Wednesday interview, the Republican front-runner acknowledged the dominant cryptocurrency’s growing popularity and demand.

Bitcoin Has “Taken On A Life Of Its Own”

Back in 2019, while still in office, Donald Trump publicly asserted he was “not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies”, arguing that they are “not money” and their value is based on “thin air.” He also reportedly ordered the treasury secretary to “go after Bitcoin” and also called the top crypto a scam in another Fox interview. Let’s also not forget that Trump’s administration was known for its efforts to stonewall spot Bitcoin ETFs and attempted to ban self-hosted wallets.

Since then, he seems to have eased his stance. Speaking to Fox News during a town hall event in South Carolina on Wednesday alongside South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, Trump observed that “many people are embracing” Bitcoin and that as more people want to pay with BTC, he can “live with it one way or the other.”

He followed his comments by talking about plans to regulate the crypto sector. “It’s taken [on] a life of its own,” the former president stated. “You probably have to do some regulation.

Some crypto observers attributed the change in tune to pro-Bitcoin Vivek Ramaswamy, a former Republican candidate who supported Trump after dropping out of the White House race earlier this year. Ramaswamy has been both a champion of the cryptocurrency industry and against the launch of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In other words, Trump’s U-turn is likely politically motivated to garner more votes from the growing cryptosphere ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Trump’s softer stance on Bitcoin doesn’t necessarily mean that he is now anti-dollar, however. “I’ve always liked one currency. I call it a currency. I like the dollar,” he explained.

Trump believes CBDCs are dangerous and promised to “never allow” the Federal Reserve to create a digital dollar if reelected.

Meanwhile, his biggest competitor, Joe Biden, is skeptical of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. Biden previously proposed several measures to rein in crypto, including a 30% tax on crypto mining operations and releasing a scathing report bashing crypto for “ignorance of basic economic principles.”

With that being said, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave the regulatory nod in January to the first spot BTC ETFs in the U.S.

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Reddit Joins Crypto Club New IPO Filing Reveals Treasury Exposure To Bitcoin Ether and MATIC

Reddit Joins Crypto Club, New IPO Filing Reveals Treasury Exposure To Bitcoin, Ether, and MATIC

By Brenda Ngari – February 23, 2024

Social media platform Reddit has made headlines with its decision to invest part of its excess cash in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), as revealed in a Feb. 22 S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The crypto investments make Reddit one of the few companies that hold crypto assets in their balance sheets alongside the likes of Elon Musk’s EV maker, Tesla, and Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy.

Crypto Exposure

Reddit has officially filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker RDDT.

In a filing for an initial public offering (IPO), the firm disclosed that it has invested its excess cash reserves in crypto assets, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), and has also acquired Polygon’s MATIC to pay for virtual goods. The social media giant said it may continue this strategy in the future.

Reddit indicated that BTC and ETH were the only cryptocurrencies held in the company’s treasury as of Dec. 31, 2023. It did not reveal how many tokens it holds but said the amounts are “immaterial.”

“The net carrying value of our cryptocurrencies, which consisted primarily of Bitcoin and Ether, as well as all related cryptocurrency activity, was immaterial for the periods presented,” Reddit wrote.

Moreover, the firm said it holds these cryptocurrencies so that its engineering and product teams can use them for specific applications.

Reddit’s Blockchain Experimentation

In the S-1 filing, Reddit said it has been “experiment[ing] with blockchain technology”.

The firm also said it sees some huge potential in cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based technologies but isn’t sure whether adoption by businesses and users will continue:

“While we believe cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have significant potential, the popularity and prevalence of cryptocurrencies is a relatively recent trend, and whether cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will continue to be adopted by consumers and businesses in the long term is uncertain.”

Reddit has cozied up to the crypto asset space in the past: In 2020, the platform launched Moons and Bricks — tokens running on Ethereum’s blockchain. Those who contributed to the cryptocurrency section of the social media site could receive Moons or Bricks as rewards and spend them for specific benefits. But Reddit pulled the plug on the blockchain-based reward service in November, citing problems with scalability and regulation.

While the social community platform reported roughly $804 million in sales in 2023, a decent 20.5% year-on-year increase, profitability remains somewhat of a pipe dream with a net loss of $91 million. The San Francisco-headquartered firm expects to commence trading on the NYSE in March.

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Bitcoin Bulls Rejoice: Pundit Names 3 Key Reasons Why BTC Price Will Tap 150000 This Year

Bitcoin Bulls Rejoice: Pundit Names 3 Key Reasons Why BTC Price Will Tap $150,000 This Year

By Brenda Ngari – February 21, 2024

Bitcoin recently crossed the $50,000 mark, regaining the $1 trillion market capitalization for the first time since Dec. 2021. The big question now is, when will BTC hit a new all-time high?

Tom Lee, a prominent figure in the crypto community, has identified three major factors he believes will drive Bitcoin to the coveted $150,000 price tag in 2024.

BTC Rocket Fuel: Three Catalysts To Propel Bitcoin Higher

Tom Lee, renowned for his optimistic outlook on Bitcoin, has confidently posited that BTC is primed to hit six figures this year. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Lee highlighted three catalysts he thinks will propel BTC to $150,000.

The first one is already here: spot BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These investment vehicles allow investors to gain exposure to Bitcoin without the need to purchase or store the crypto asset directly. After a decade of denials, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally approved nearly a dozen spot BTC ETFs in a historic move.

According to Lee, spot ETFs will gobble up Bitcoins from the market, bringing a steady inflow of non-speculative investment for the first time in Bitcoin’s history. Demand for these new products will light a fire under the industry’s flagship cryptocurrency’s bulls.

The second catalyst is the impending Bitcoin halving in April. The quadrennial event effectively halves the new supply of BTC entering the market each day. Theoretically, fewer Bitcoins in circulation means that the value of the cryptocurrency will soar with demand amid a supply shock.

The final important factor likely to propel Bitcoin prices higher is the benchmark interest rates. There is a growing consensus that U.S. Federal Reserve officials will start cutting rates in 2024. Lower interest rates are a boon to risk assets like Bitcoin, Lee elaborated, contributing to a potential rally.

Lee’s prognostication comes days after “Rich Dad Poor Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki made a similar super bullish forecast on the price of Bitcoin. As reported by ZyCrypto, Kiyosaki said he anticipates Bitcoin to hit $100,000 by June 2024 — which is just two months after the miner rewards halving.

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MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Profit Surges to 357 Billion as BTC Price Soars

MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Profit Surges to $3.57 Billion as BTC Price Soars

By Newton Gitonga – February 20, 2024

MicroStrategy has seen its Bitcoin profit surge to almost $4 billion as the price of the cryptocurrency soars.

The company, which has been actively acquiring Bitcoin since August 2020, is currently the world’s largest publicly traded corporate holder of digital assets, with a staggering 190,000 BTC in its treasury. MicroStrategy’s latest Bitcoin acquisition was in January of this year when the firm bought 850 Bitcoins for $37.5 million.

According to data from Saylor Tracker, a reliable service monitoring MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin acquisitions, the recent surge in Bitcoin’s price to $50,000 has propelled the value of MicroStrategy’s holdings to a staggering $9.48 billion. Remarkably, with Bitcoin’s current price at $49,650, MicroStrategy’s cost basis for its Bitcoin holdings is $31,464.74 per coin. This means the firm is currently sitting on an unrealized profit of a staggering $3.505 billion.

Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy’s co-founder and Executive Chairperson, has shown no signs of abating with his Bitcoin purchases. In an interview with CNBC on Monday, Saylor stated that there is “10 years of pent-up demand” for Bitcoin ETFs and that the emergence of these ETFs has driven up demand for the digital asset.

Saylor also stated that Bitcoin’s unique characteristics, such as being digital, global, and uncorrelated to traditional risk assets, make it a natural addition to investment portfolios. He added that there is a significant supply-demand imbalance in the market, with ten times as much demand coming through the ETFs as there is supply from natural sellers, such as miners.

MicroStrategy’s success with Bitcoin has led the company to rebrand itself as a “Bitcoin development company.” According to Saylor, this decision was a natural one, given the company’s success with Bitcoin and its unique status as the largest corporate holder of the digital asset.

“It makes for us to call ourselves a Bitcoin development company in the same way you see a real estate development company or petroleum development company…,” said Saylor.

That said, with Bitcoin’s price continuing to soar, the company’s position as the world’s single largest corporate holder of digital assets could continue unchallenged despite the emergence of various spot ETF issuers, even as it plans to acquire more coins.

“We are going to develop software, generate cash flow [and] leverage the capital markets, all in order to accumulate more Bitcoin for our shareholders and to promote the growth of the bitcoin network given the fact that the majority of enterprise value is now based upon those bitcoin related activities.” He added.

Meanwhile, El Salvador’s Bitcoin holdings have also performed well amidst the recent price upsurge. At press time, the country’s stash of 2,833 BTC was valued at $140,383,025, generating unrealized profits of $20,119,365, as per data from Nayibtracker.

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Bitcoin Hits 1 Trillion Market Cap For First Time Since December 2021 As BTC Tops 51000

Bitcoin Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap For First Time Since December 2021 As BTC Tops $51,000

By Brenda Ngari – February 14, 2024

After briefly dropping below $50K yesterday, thanks to a hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation report, Bitcoin has bounced back up. The overall market value of Bitcoin’s circulating supply breached $1 trillion today after the BTC price ticked above the $51,000 milestone.

Bitcoin Reclaims Its $1-Trillion Asset Status

 

Bitcoin has touched the $1 trillion market cap for the first time since December 2021.

At press time, BTC costs $51,681, according to data from CoinGecko. It’s gained 6.2% over the last 24 hours and an eye-watering 20.3% since this time last week.

BTC seemed like it was having a sluggish year after the greenlighting of 10 hotly-anticipated spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in mid-January.

The spot market products secured the regulatory nod from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after a decade of rejections, but the price of Bitcoin slumped. This was because one of the largest fund managers, Grayscale Investments, sold massive amounts of Bitcoin after users wanted to redeem their shares. That selling pressure looks to have subdued in recent days, though, and money is pouring back into the market.

The new spot investment vehicles have now seen over $3 billion worth of net flows — representing a milestone that is not typical within the first four weeks of trading for a newly-listed ETF.

Bitcoin’s notable growth comes as the Crypto Fear and Greed Index had soared to its highest point since late 2021 when Bitcoin attained its current lifetime high of $69,044.77. As per data from Alternative.me, the greed index inched into the “extreme greed” rating of 79 on Feb. 13. Hitting an extreme greed score for the first time in over two years indicates a renewal of optimism among crypto investors. Bitcoin’s market sentiment score now sits at 74.

The top crypto’s concerted attempt to hold its price above the $50,000 zone this year happens as the next Bitcoin halving, a quadrennial event when the reward to miners for securing the Bitcoin blockchain is ha

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