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Why is Bitcoin price up today?

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  • Bitcoin rose to $61,700, driven by broader gains across the cryptocurrency market.
  • After a period of outflows, U.S.-based Bitcoin ETFs saw three consecutive days of inflows.
  • Despite crypto industry hopes, digital assets have not prominently featured in recent U.S. political debates.

Bitcoin (BTC) has surged today, marking a notable uptick amid a confluence of factors driving investor sentiment and market dynamics.  As of June 28, the price of Bitcoin rose by around 1.5% to hit $61,700, reflecting major gains seen across the crypto market. This upward movement aligns with ongoing developments that are fundamentally reshaping the landscape of digital assets.

One key factor contributing to today’s price hike is the renewed interest in Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. Following a period of outflows, inflows into these funds over the past three days indicate a return of investor trust and willingness to take on risks. 

Source: TradingView

As of June 27, Bitcoin ETFs held almost $15 billion in assets under management, rebounding from lows. This resurgence underscores the growing acceptance and demand among institutions for exposure to cryptocurrencies.

VanEck’s application for Solana ETF

Adding to market sentiment is VanEck’s submission for a new Solana ETF in the U.S., which complements their earlier application for an Ethereum ETF. This move highlights an interest in diversifying crypto investment offerings available to U.S. Investors. It is also viewed as a step towards wider adoption and integration of cryptocurrencies into traditional financial markets.

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Analysts predict a drop in the inflation rate to 2.6% for May, down from 2.8%, indicating an easing of inflationary pressures. This prediction has led to speculation that the Federal Reserve may take on a more receptive monetary policy approach, which could involve lowering interest rates later in the year. Reduced interest rates typically make holding assets like Bitcoin more appealing, as they lower the opportunity cost, attracting investors looking for higher returns.

 

From a technical perspective, Bitcoin’s current surge is part of a consolidation phase within its broader price movement. The emergence of a bearish pattern implies some risk, with significant resistance levels near $62,000. However, if there is a breakthrough above these levels, it could negate the bearish pattern and potentially drive Bitcoin towards higher price targets of around $65,000.

Bitcoin responds to U.S. politics

During the first general debate in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, crypto did not feature prominently, disappointing industry observers who had hoped for more attention on digital assets. The debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and moderated by CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, mainly revolved around economic matters. There were also brief conversations on topics like abortion, immigration, and foreign policy. Surprisingly, technology policies such as those related to the digital assets industry were largely overlooked.

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President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties, sparred over economic policies but did not delve deeply into technology or crypto-related matters. While Trump had previously highlighted crypto matters during his campaign by advocating for the release of Silk Roads, Ross Ulbricht and discussing regulatory approaches, Biden’s stance on crypto has been relatively low-key. Nonetheless, his administration has shown interest in working with Congress to create laws regarding digital assets.

Today’s surge in Bitcoins price can be attributed to a mix of increased interest through ETF investments, positive regulatory advancements and market anticipations of easing inflationary pressures. These factors collectively paint a picture of a bullish trend for Bitcoin’s performance amidst ongoing technical considerations and broader market trends.

Bitcoin’s ability to withstand challenges and adapt to changing market conditions highlights its growing importance as a mainstream financial asset. BTC continues to navigate hurdles and regulatory frameworks with increasing maturity and investor trust.


Cryptopolitan Reporting by Florence Muchai

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