Bitcoin rebounds on risk-on mood
Bitcoin is bouncing back strongly as risk appetite returns to Wall Street as the bond market selloff appears to be over for now. Last week, surging global bond yields forced many institutional investors to close out some of their best-performing trades and for some that was Bitcoin. Bitcoin had a wrath of headlines that are noteworthy, but the primary driver still seems to be the calm in the bond market.
Another key story for Bitcoin was a new endorsement from a top bank, this time it was Citi. Citi put out a research note adding that Bitcoin could “become the currency of choice for international trade. The more banks that come out with constructive comments on Bitcoin, the more likely the speculative bubble will continue to grow.
An interesting development in China was the announcement that cryptocurrency mining projects in inner Mongolia, that use up massive amounts of computing power and energy will shut down in two months. Energy control measures are expected since China failed to meet their targets in 2019. Less cryptos being mined was another catalyst in this week’s strong start.
The cryptoverse over the weekend also saw many cryptocurrency traders make the plea to take your cryptos off the exchanges and keep them in your wallet. Traders normally put their cryptocurrencies on an exchange if they want to cash out.
Bitcoin’s wild ride is far from over, but it seems another attempt at USD50,000 could be in the cards if the bond rout is truly over. Bitcoin can survive a steady rise in Treasury, but not a skyrocketing move like we saw last week.
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