May 7, 2024
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Bitcoin Faces Post-Halving Price Decline

Bitcoin Price Decline

The Bitcoin price has sharply declined over recent days, sparking concerns among investors who anticipated a surge following its fourth halving. Since the fourth Bitcoin halving on April 20, which took place at 12:09 am UTC, the price of Bitcoin has dropped by 11%.

Post-Halving Price Movement

Bitcoin traded around $64,000 on the halving date. It experienced a brief rally immediately after the halving, reaching over $67,000 on April 22. However, the price has since been on a downward trend, falling below $57,000 on May 1, as per CoinGecko data. At present, Bitcoin is trading at $57,362, marking a 7% decline over the past 24 hours and a significant 17% drop over the past month.

Historical context and analyst predictions

Bitcoin halvings historically lead to post-halving rallies, often unfolding over a year or more. Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics, pointed out the unique characteristics of this halving cycle, emphasizing the unprecedented bull run and price surge before the event. He noted that despite the recent pullback, Bitcoin has still seen a 35% increase since the beginning of the year.

Greenspan also acknowledged the expected decline in Bitcoin’s price amidst broader economic and stock market conditions. This sentiment aligns with predictions made earlier by crypto analysts. In March 2024, JPMorgan analysts forecasted a potential drop to $42,000 post-halving, while Markus Thielen, CEO of 10x Research, suggested a fall to $52,000. Thielen attributed the recent Bitcoin rally to the influx of funds into Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which has slowed down significantly in recent weeks.

Expert’s views

While the current decline in Bitcoin’s price post-halving has surprised some investors, experts like Greenspan and Thielen had anticipated this movement, considering broader economic factors. Despite short-term fluctuations, analysts like Lyn Alden remain optimistic about Bitcoin’s potential for reaching new highs in 2024, citing various drivers beyond halving and U.S. Bitcoin ETFs.

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