JPMorgan Throws Cold Water On Bitcoin Halving Rally: Price Drop Incoming?


As the fourth Bitcoin halving looms on the horizon, the cryptocurrency world finds itself divided between optimism and caution regarding its potential impact on the market. With less than a day remaining until the scheduled event, industry experts are weighing in on what the future may hold for the world’s most popular digital currency.

JPMorgan’s Skepticism

In a recent report, financial powerhouse JPMorgan voiced skepticism regarding the immediate effects of the upcoming halving. According to analysts at the firm, much of the anticipated price increase has already been factored into the market. They point to a rally in March that saw Bitcoin reach a new all-time high of $73,780 as evidence that the halving’s impact may have been priced in well in advance.

Additionally, the recent market sell-off has provided an opportunity for new investors to enter the market at lower price levels, further tempering expectations for a post-halving surge.

This week, Bitcoin’s fall from all-time highs continued, but according to JPMorgan, investors could take advantage of the recent sell-off as the market gets ready for the halving in the coming days.

The biggest cryptocurrency in the world fell from its peak of $73,850 set in March, and as of Thursday morning, it was trading at about $62,440.

BTC market cap currently at $1.2 trillion. Chart:

Bitwise Offers A Contrary View

However, not all analysts share JPMorgan’s cautious outlook. Bitwise, a Bitcoin ETF issuer, offers a more optimistic perspective on the situation. While acknowledging that the immediate impact of the halving may be subdued, Bitwise points to historical trends that suggest a bullish trajectory in the aftermath of previous halving events. Despite any short-term fluctuations, the firm remains confident in Bitcoin’s long-term growth potential, emphasizing the resilience of the cryptocurrency market over time.

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Market Uncertainty

The contrasting viewpoints from JPMorgan and Bitwise reflect the broader uncertainty surrounding the upcoming halving. With less than 215 blocks remaining until the milestone block height is reached, the crypto community is on edge, eagerly awaiting the event’s outcome. While some investors remain hopeful for a significant price increase, others are bracing for a potential retracement as the market adjusts to the new supply dynamics.

Bitcoin: The Road Ahead 

In the days and weeks following the halving, market observers will closely monitor price movements and investor sentiment to gauge the true significance of the event. While the outcome may be uncertain, the Bitcoin halving will continue to be a topic of discussion and debate among cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traditional investors alike.

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