Bitcoin Closes February Up 44%, Analysts Predict Further Rally

UTC by Godfrey Benjamin · 3 min read
Bitcoin Closes February Up 44%, Analysts Predict Further Rally
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A report by JPMorgan forecasts a potential correction in BTC price to as low as $42,000 following the April halving when miner rewards will be halved for the fourth time in Bitcoin’s history. 

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency, ended February with a resounding 44% rally, marking its strongest monthly performance since December 2020. Despite already reaching remarkable price levels, analysts are optimistic, suggesting that this bull run is far from reaching its peak.

Bitcoin’s Remarkable February Performance

Throughout February, Bitcoin showcased an impressive rally, breaching milestones such as $50,000 and $60,000 for the first time in years, before hitting a peak of $64,000 on Wednesday. This surge came on the heels of a temporary pullback below $40,000 following the introduction of spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in the United States in January.

As of the latest data, Bitcoin is trading at around $62,209, with its market capitalization pegged at over $1.217 trillion. Despite Bitcoin’s price hovering near all-time highs, analysts remain optimistic about its future trajectory.

Alex Thorn, Head of Research at Galaxy, emphasized the relevance of the US spot Bitcoin ETFs, labeling it as a “game changer” due to the steady and increasing demand it provides for BTC. Additionally, with approximately 75% of Bitcoin’s supply held by long-term investors who have shown reluctance to sell at current price levels, Thorn hinted that there is ample room for further upward movement.

Intriguingly, IntoTheBlock analysts have also noted that on-chain transaction activity on the Bitcoin network and retail interest in cryptocurrency remain considerably below levels seen during previous peaks. However, caution is advised amid the excitement. Swissblock analysts recommended a prudent approach, advising against rushing into the market at elevated levels. Instead, they suggest waiting for short-term pullbacks to capitalize on buying opportunities.

Remarkably, it wasn’t just Bitcoin stealing the spotlight. Other cryptocurrencies like Uniswap’s governance token (UNI), Filecoin’s FIL, and the popular meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) outpaced Bitcoin’s gains, further illustrating the broad-based rally across the crypto market.

Amid the optimism, some analysts adopt a slightly more cautious long-term outlook. A report by JPMorgan forecasts a potential correction in Bitcoin price to as low as $42,000 following the April halving when miner rewards will be halved for the fourth time in Bitcoin’s history.

Bitcoin Rally Amid Currency Fluctuations

Nonetheless, economic powerhouses like China, Japan, the UK, and India, alongside emerging markets such as Argentina, Turkey, and Egypt, have seen Bitcoin reach new highs in local currency terms.

The devaluation of currencies like the yen in Japan has particularly contributed to Bitcoin’s rise in these regions, as liquidity flows into crypto assets amidst fiat depreciation. This trend underscores the global appeal of Bitcoin as a hedge against currency devaluation and economic uncertainty.

In conclusion, Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in February, culminating in its largest monthly gain since December 2020, highlights its enduring appeal and resilience in the face of market uncertainty. As it inches closer to achieving an all-time high,  Bitcoin’s journey continues to captivate the imagination of investors worldwide, signaling a shift in the way individuals perceive and interact with money in the digital age.

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