Bitcoin Price Today – Bitcoin’s Below $50K as Investors’ Wait and See’ Amid Market Reset
Bitcoin Price Today was trading inside a narrowed range on Thursday, as investors and traders had been cautiously optimistic after the hottest pullback, which took bitcoin’s value down close to $45,000 earlier this week.
Bitcoin Price Today (BTC) trading around $49,194.33 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.13 % over the earlier 24 hours.
Bitcoin’s 24 hour range: $48,091.13-$52,076.32 (CoinDesk 20)
BTC trades beneath its 50-hour and 10-hour averages on the hourly chart, a bearish signal for market specialists.
Trading volumes have been far lower than earlier in the week when traders scrambled to change positions as the market fell fifteen % in two 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 only $4 billion on Thursday as of press time. The figure had surged above ten dolars billion on Monday and Tuesday and was somewhat above $5 billion on Wednesday.
In the derivatives sector, bitcoin’s options open interest is slowly returning after it dropped Tuesday slightly from an all-time peak of aproximatelly thirteen dolars billion on Sunday. Source: FintechZoom
“Bitcoin’s market place is rather silent today,” Yves Renno, head of trading at crypto transaction platform Wirex, said. “Its derivatives market is actually going back again to normal after the serious arrangement liquidations suffered a number of days before. Near to $6 billion worth of night later contracts had been liquidated. The market is now seeking to consolidate above the $50,000 level.”
As FintechZoom claimed earlier, traders also are watching carefully for any potential impact of surging bond yields on bitcoin. U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on investors’ climbing worries regarding the sharply growing 10-year U.S. Treasury yields. Several analysts in standard marketplaces have predicted that rising yields, often a precursor of inflation, might induce the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy, which could send stocks lower.
Surging bond yields seemed to have much less of an effect on bitcoin’s selling price on Thursday. The No. 1 cryptocurrency briefly surpassed $52,000 during initial trading hours, moving in the opposite direction of equities.
“Every time bitcoin goes under $50,000 you will discover players accumulating, thus bringing the price back around $50,000,” Andrew Tu, an executive at quantitative trading firm Efficient Frontier, said.
Several market indicators suggest that traders as well as 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 market, the put-call open interest ratio, which measures the amount of put options open relative to call options, remains below 1, and thus there remain much more traders buying calls (bullish bets) than puts (bearish bets) despite the latest sell off.
Ether moves with bitcoin amid a peaceful sector 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 quiet on Thursday, mirroring the activity in 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 check out the ETH/BTC pair.”
Other markets Digital assets on the CoinDesk 20 had been mostly 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 white 0.11 % following investors became worried 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 % and at $1771.46 as of press time.
The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield climbed Thursday to 1.525 %.