Bitcoin breaches $8,000 as third reward halving nears

Bitcoin breaches $8,000 as third reward halving nears
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Bitcoin has breached $8,700 today, up 35% month-to-date, and 21% to date in 2020. The upcoming reward halving in May is roughly 13 days away. Many alternative assets performed even better than Bitcoin; Ethereum is up 66% YTD, while Tezos, early investment of ours, is up 115% year to date.

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The Correlation Of Reward Halvings And Bitcoin Price

Historically, reward halvings have resulted in significant price appreciation since they reduce Bitcoin’s supply which pushes the price higher. The market sentiment is also positive leading up to the event. That, combined with expected inflation in the long-term for the US Dollar due to recent quantitative easing, is being credited with today’s surge. On the technical front, the price successfully broke through the 150-day moving average, and the $8,200 resistance, which paved the way for the next resistance zone between $8,700 and $9,000.

The COVID-19 outbreak severely depressed global economies, including equities and most notably the oil market, but the S&P500 is showing recovery now due to positive news surrounding vaccine development.

Moving forward, the question is how far can Bitcoin rise pre-halving, and how will the market react post halving. In the long term, reward halving is a bullish development, especially as fiat currencies around the world are experiencing inflation, and Bitcoin’s supply reduction results in deflation. In terms of immediate effects, mining Bitcoin will become less profitable, and some smaller miners may shift to other coins, leaving larger pools behind. Some market participants are also expected to ‘sell the news’ at the time of the halving, resulting in an immediate price dip.

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