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Bitcoin’s Decline: Is the Storm Finally Passing?

In a world where cryptocurrency news constantly changes, one voice stands out with a ray of hope amid the recent dip. That is the voice of Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, a well-known JPMorgan analyst. Those regularly following the Bitcoin charts may have been concerned by the over 17% drop in just under two months. Panigirtzoglou, on the other hand, believes the silver lining is closer than it appears.

His viewpoint provides solace to cryptocurrency enthusiasts. He claims that the drop in the price of Bitcoin, the world’s top cryptocurrency, was mainly caused by the liquidation of numerous long bets. This occurred when the excitement surrounding the expected approval of a Spot Bitcoin ETF began to fade. But here’s the catch: Panigirtzoglou believes that the time of long position unwinding is coming to an end. This suggests that the crypto market may not have much further to fall in the near term.

However, it is essential to note that Bitcoin is not alone in its challenges. The technology sector has faced several problems, ranging from fears about China to rising real yields in the United States. Consider the Nasdaq Composite Index. It is currently down by about 7.0% from its previous high.

While Panigirtzoglou cites recent promising developments in the crypto industry, such as PayPal Holdings launching its own dollar-pegged stablecoin and Coinbase Global Inc. launching “Base,” he also highlights investor skepticism. This prudence partly arises from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s determination to fight the recent Ripple judgment. This potential trial, the outcomes of which are likely to be delayed until next year, introduces a new wave of legal ambiguity into the Bitcoin arena. As a result, the crypto market is susceptible to any in-between changes.

To add to the plot, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke at the Jackson Hole symposium on a recent Friday, hinting at future rate hikes. This news and the lack of any quick plans to lower rates could be another twist in the cryptocurrency story.

To summarize, the bitcoin industry is as volatile as ever. However, with voices like Panigirtzoglou implying a possible quiet after the storm, digital currency enthusiasts may have a ray of optimism on the horizon.

 

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