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Crypto’s Rotating Profits

Bitcoin and ether have kicked off the East Asia trading day on a relatively stable note. The world’s largest digital asset, Bitcoin, experienced a marginal decline of 0.6%, settling at $27,037. In contrast, ether witnessed a slight increase of 0.4%, reaching $1,824. While the market appears to be consolidating, recent data from Cobo, an institutional custodian, reveals that confidence in the cryptocurrency market hit its lowest point in February 2022. However, a rapid recovery commenced in March, and Cobo’s Asset Under Custody (AUC) has already rebounded to November 2022 levels, indicating a resurgence of funds flowing back into the market.

The resurgence of interest in cryptocurrencies seems to be partially driven by investors capitalizing on profits from the strong year-to-date performance of memecoins. CoinDesk received insights from Charmyn Ho, the head of crypto insights at Bybit, who suggests that the recent capital inflows may result from investors rotating their profits. However, Ho also cautions that there is potential for further depreciation and identifies these ranges as attractive accumulation zones for long-term HODLers (a term used to describe cryptocurrency holders who retain their assets rather than trading them).

Macroeconomics continues to shape the narrative surrounding Bitcoin. The debate persists on whether Bitcoin serves primarily as a store of value or as a hedge against risk, and a definitive resolution seems unlikely in the near future. Another aspect fueling discussions is the upcoming halving event, expected in early 2024. This event is anticipated to impact Bitcoin’s pricing trajectory, although Cobo CEO Mao Shixing holds a different perspective. Shixing argues that while the bitcoin halving may not play a significant role from an economic standpoint, it presents a compelling narrative.

One crucial factor to consider, according to Shixing, is the potential impact of the halving on miners. The S19 mining machine remains the preferred choice for miners, but Shixing suggests that if the coin’s price fails to stabilize above $30,000 after the next halving event, these mining machines may be forced to cease operation. The implications of such a development could have far-reaching consequences for the mining community and the overall cryptocurrency ecosystem.

As the East Asia trading day progresses, market participants will closely monitor these developments, assessing the stability of Bitcoin and ether prices and contemplating the potential outcomes of the upcoming halving event. While uncertainties persist, the cryptocurrency market continues to evolve, drawing attention from both investors seeking profit and enthusiasts passionate about the technological advancements underpinning digital assets.

 

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