Bitcoin Price Today – Bitcoin’s Below $50K as Investors’ Wait and See’ Amid Market Reset
Bitcoin Price Today was trading within a narrowed range on Traders, as investors, and Thursday were cautiously optimistic after the hottest pullback, which took bitcoin’s selling price down close to $45,000 earlier this week.
Bitcoin Price Today (BTC) trading around $49,194.33 as of 21:00 UTC (four p.m. ET). Slipping 0.13 % with the previous 24 hours.
Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $48,091.13-$52,076.32 (CoinDesk 20)
BTC trades beneath its 10-hour and 50-hour averages on the hourly chart, a bearish signal for market specialists.
Trading volumes had been much less than earlier in the week when traders scrambled to modify positions as the market fell fifteen % in 2 days, probably the biggest this kind of decline since the coronavirus driven sell off of March 2020. The 8 exchanges tracked by CoinDesk had a combined spot-trading volume of under $4 billion on Thursday as of press time. The figure had surged above $10 billion on Monday and Tuesday and was somewhat above five dolars billion on Wednesday.
In the derivatives sector, bitcoin’s opportunities open interest is gradually returning after it dropped Tuesday somewhat out of an all-time peak of about $13 billion on Sunday. Source: FintechZoom
“Bitcoin’s current market is rather quiet today,” Yves Renno, head of trading at crypto transaction platform Wirex, said. “Its derivatives market is actually going back to ordinary once the severe contract liquidations suffered a number of days before. Near to six dolars billion worth of long later contracts had been liquidated. The market is now attempting to consolidate above the $50,000 level.”
As FintechZoom reported earlier, traders also are watching carefully for any possible impact of surging bond yields on bitcoin. U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on investors’ rising concerns about the sharply growing 10-year U.S. Treasury yields. Several analysts in traditional marketplaces have predicted that rising yields, often a precursor of inflation, may encourage the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy, which may send stocks lower.
Surging bond yields seemed to have much less of an effect on bitcoin’s value on Thursday. The No. one cryptocurrency briefly surpassed $52,000 during initial trading hours, moving in the exact opposite direction of equities.
“Every time bitcoin goes under $50,000 you will discover players accumulating, thus bringing the purchase price back around $50,000,” Andrew Tu, an executive at quantitative trading firm Efficient Frontier, said.
Several market indicators suggest that traders and investors remain largely bullish after a volatile priced run earlier this week.
Huge outflows from institution driven exchange Coinbase Pro to custody wallets imply that institutional investors are actually confident about bitcoin’s long-term value.
On the alternatives industry, the put-call open interest ratio, which measures the amount of put options open relative to call options, remains below one, meaning that there remain more traders purchasing calls (bullish bets) than puts (bearish bets) despite the latest sell off.
Ether moves with bitcoin amid a peaceful market Ether (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, was lower on Thursday, trading around $1,575.65 and sliding 2.12 % in 24 hours as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET).
The industry for ether was primarily silent on Thursday, mirroring the activity at the bitcoin industry and moving in a narrowed range of $1,556.38-1dolar1 1,672.60 at press time.
“It’s notable that the majority of ether’s price action is actually driven by bitcoin, as it’s still stuck in the range that it has had versus bitcoin since late 2018,” said Jason Lau, chief operating officer at San Francisco-based exchange OKCoin. “I would continue to look at the ETH/BTC pair.”
Other markets Digital assets on the CoinDesk 20 were generally in natural Thursday. Notable winners as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET):
cardano (ADA) + 9.22%
kyber networking (KNC) + 9.12%
litecoin (LTC) + 7.8%
tezos (XTZ) + 3.37%
cosmos (ATOM) – 3.36%
chainlink (LINK) – 3.25%
ethereum classic (ETC) – 1.01%
Asia’s Nikkei 225 closed up by 1.67 % amid gains from Wall Street immediately.
The FTSE 100 in Europe shut in the red 0.11 % after investors became concerned about the increasing bond yields in the U.S.
The S&P 500 in the United States shut down 2.45 % as investors had been spooked by the surging bond yields.
Oil was up 0.28 %. Price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude: $63.40.
Gold was in the red 1.84 % as well as at $1771.46 as of press time.
The 10 year U.S. Treasury bond yield climbed Thursday to 1.525 %.