Prominent trader Brandt says Bitcoin halving and ETF are negligible events


  • Prominent trader Brandt has argued that the eagerly anticipated U.S. approval of a Bitcoin ETF and the impending halving will not be significant events.
  • He argues that the success of Bitcoin depends on its dominance over other currencies and assets rather than external correlations.

Peter Brandt, a well-known trader and market analyst, has expressed differing opinions on two Bitcoin events. He argues that the eagerly anticipated U.S. approval of a Bitcoin ETF and the impending halving will not be significant events. This viewpoint goes against the general market mindset, which anticipates these occurrences as major market movers.

Brandt dismisses Bitcoin halving and ETF approval impact

Brandt has objected to the excitement around two crucial Bitcoin events: the impending halving and the likely approval of a U.S. Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Bitcoin halving is a core protocol event in which the reward for mining new blocks on the blockchain gets halved, lowering the creation of new bitcoin. It typically occurs every four years, and the next is in 2024. 

According to some investors, the gravity of supply and demand in traditional economics is due to halving being a crucial lever tugging Bitcoin’s price. This argument is supported by the fact that Bitcoin’s price has seen substantial upward waves following the previous two halvings.

Brandt bases his claims on three fundamental ideas he has about bitcoin. First, he downplays the significance of the U.S. approval of a Bitcoin ETF, which he predicts would be a non-event. The market, for the most part, anticipates that the ETF will lead to a significant influx of institutional traders into the cryptocurrency space. 

The second claim made by Brandt concerns the much-anticipated Bitcoin halving event. Many believe this halving will lead to a price increase. Brandt contends that this event won’t have much impact either, highlighting that markets discount such occurrences beforehand.

Finally, Brandt dismisses the notion that there is any importance to the association between Bitcoin and other markets. He argues that nothing else matters and that any possible impacts that correlations with other markets could have been cancelled out by Bitcoin’s dominant position at the top of the food chain.

Bitcoin ETFs and halving expected to lead the next bull run

The president of Bone Fide Wealth and a professional financial planner in New York, Douglas Boneparth, recently stated that he believes the spot bitcoin ETF is a turning point for bitcoin.

The idea of ETFs has been widely used in the financial markets for a while now. But investors and financial institutions worldwide have grown more curious due to the booming popularity of cryptocurrencies, notably Bitcoin (BTC).

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, recently filed for a spot in the Bitcoin ETF. In the U.S., shortly after, numerous financial institutions submitted proposals for ETFs that would provide exposure to Bitcoin.

Crypto enthusiasts consider the next price halving for bitcoin as a key element that might spark another bull run. Before the most recent halving, which happened on May 11, 2020, the price of BTC had risen by over 19% during the previous 12 months. Not only that but in the months that follow a halving, the price of bitcoin often rises.

The current bearish cycle for Bitcoin, whose price is $29,273 today, is evident on the daily and weekly charts. Brandt’s viewpoint stands out as a contrarian’s voice amid general expectations of a bull run as investors and experts carefully watch the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. 

According to Brandt, Bitcoin’s dominant position among digital currencies is what matters for its long-term prospects. Brandt’s forecasts may or may not come true, but they offer a sobering contrast to the hysterical expectation.

Disclaimer: The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decisions.


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