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Bitcoin’s Brush with $1 Trillion Market Cap After the $48,000 Surge Fizzles as Values Dip

Bitcoin’s Brush with $1 Trillion Market Cap After the $48,000 Surge Fizzles as Values Dip

On Friday, Bitcoin briefly soared past a staggering $1 trillion in valuation, marking a significant milestone since March 2022.

The surge saw the price of  Bitcoin surpassing $48,000 for the first time in months.

The broader cryptocurrency market also experienced a notable uptick, with its total market cap hitting $1.87 trillion, reflecting a 4.7% increase. Bitcoin maintained its dominance at 49.7%, while Ether accounted for 16.1% of the market share. Currently the total market cap is valued at around $1.79 trillion after yesterday’s pullback. Bitcoin also dropped to $47,500.

According to insights from Geoff Kendrick, who heads Crypto Research at Standard Chartered, the recent rally in Bitcoin can be attributed to evolving dynamics within new U.S. ETFs. He highlighted a shift in flows, indicating a decline in GBTC but an increase in other ETFs such as BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust.

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Kendrick elaborated, noting that while GBTC selling appears to have slowed, averaging $59 million per day this week, inflows into other ETFs have remained robust, averaging $244 million per day during the same period. This change in momentum has contributed to Bitcoin’s upward trajectory.

Looking ahead, Kendrick predicts a net inflow into spot ETF funds ranging between $50 billion and $100 billion for the year. He further forecasts that outflows from GBTC will eventually cease, while other inflows persist, potentially driving Bitcoin’s price to $100,000 by the close of 2024 and $200,000 by the conclusion of 2025.

Alexander Stefanov

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