BITCOIN SUPPLY SHIFTS, YET BULL MARKET ENDURES 

Bitcoin’s long-term investors are beginning to profit from their holdings as the distribution of supply kicks off, yet analysts forecast that the bull market will persist.

On the 7th of March, cryptocurrency analyst Dylan LeClair released a detailed analysis regarding the current dynamics of the Bitcoin market.

“Supply distribution is underway,” he observed, noting the trend of Bitcoin owners selling off their stakes amid the entrance of new players, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Nevertheless, concerns are unwarranted as the ETFs experience robust demand, absorbing a significant amount of coins daily.

“It’s evident the strength of distribution that can occur even as the market booms and prices soar,” he remarked.

Bitcoin’s Uptrend Expected to Persist

The demand from ETFs has “exceeded expectations by a wide margin, adding momentum to the ongoing rally,” according to LeClair.

Additionally, the launch of nine new funds has shattered records in terms of capital inflows and daily trading activity nearly two months post-launch.

On the 5th of March, BlackRock’s IBIT fund recorded an unprecedented $788 million in capital inflows coinciding with Bitcoin’s climb to a new historic high.

Furthermore, BlackRock and Fidelity have acquired 284,000 BTC since their inception, surpassing 1% of Bitcoin’s total supply.

Despite the initial phase of Bitcoin distribution, the influx from ETFs and institutional investors has significantly outpaced it.

LeClair highlights several drivers for continued Bitcoin growth and valuation increases, such as sustained ETF inflows, wider corporate integration, and potential accumulation by nations aiming to diversify from the dominance of the U.S. dollar.

He anticipates an uptick in distribution from long-standing Bitcoin holders as prices hit new heights. However, this is expected to be counterbalanced by robust institutional interest, maintaining the bull market’s momentum.

“To put it briefly, though veteran HODLers are beginning to distribute their holdings, they’re faced with a formidable influx of capital. The journey ahead promises to be exhilarating.”

Outlook on Bitcoin’s Value

Bitcoin’s value has stabilized at around $66,000 over the past day, marking a 4.6% decrease from its recent peak earlier in the week.

During a CNBC interview this week, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban expressed a highly optimistic stance on Bitcoin, emphasizing the finite supply of 21 million coins and the implications for its value:

“The equation is simple: more buyers plus fewer sellers equals price increase. I’m invested because it represents a solid store of value. I foresee demand outstripping supply.”

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