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Bitcoin frappe $50,000 une nouvelle étape historique pour le prix BTC

Bitcoin (BTC) surged to new all-time highs on Feb. 16 following a week of bullish news including Tesla accepting BTC and MicroStrategy planning to raise another $600 million to buy Bitcoin.

BTC/USD 1-minute candle chart (Bitstamp). La source: TradingView

BTC price breaks historical record

Données de Marchés Cointelegraph and TradingView showed BTC/USD climb over 5% in hours on Tuesday days after BNY Mellon confirmé that it would store crypto for asset management clients and rumors also swirled around Morgan Stanley.

The move put Bitcoin on course to hit the psychologically significant $50,000 mark once again after several days of sideways movement as a tussle between whales emerged.

Bulls had initially taken control of BTC after Tesla’s $1.5 billion Bitcoin buy-in which it revealed on Feb. 8. En même temps, the European Central Bank was among the naysayers whorevendiqué that central banks as a whole would not interact with Bitcoin in future.

More headaches for bears

In an update, analysts at derivatives platform Deribit noted that the BNY Mellon news had already managed to reshape investor perspectives.

While BTC pulled back 10% de ATH, Feb Implied Vol pruned, suggesting gamma impacted players flat-long post-Tesla news,” ils déclaré.

Options volumes exploded in Asian hours: Calls unwound, buyers near-OTM Puts x3k, bearish bias as BTC46k.

Sellers were lined up between $49,500 et $50,000, selon orderbook data from major exchange Binance, with increasing support at $46,500.

Binance buy and sell positions on BTC/USD. La source: Material Indicators

Dans une analyse cette semaine, Marchés Cointelegraph’ Michaël van de Poppe highlighted other factors contributing to the bull case for Bitcoin in the short term.

An inevitable achievement

Bitcoin had shown signs that its overall momentum would not be halted throughout this month.

With Tesla and then Mastercard as catalysts, market participants were already convinced of the strength of its current bull run. La semaine dernière, Cointelegraph Markets contributor filbfilb gave a short-term target de $63,000 for BTC/USD, being checked by a possible consolidation at around $52,000.

Tesla’s buy and Mastercard’s acceptance announcement was made public days after MicroStrategy’s dedicated Bitcoin for Corporations summit attracted an audience of around 8,000 executives. While Tesla made arrangements months previously, the implications of the event were clear — companies wanted and planned to add Bitcoin to their balance sheets.

Even formerly skeptical mainstream commentators were more and more in favor of Bitcoin outperforming cash as a treasury asset in the long term.

“I think it’s almost irresponsible not to include it — every treasurer should be going to boards of directors and saying, ‘Should we put a small portion of our cash in Bitcoin?’” CNBC host Jim Cramer m'a dit la semaine dernière.

In private comments, Simon Peters, cryptoasset analyst at multi-asset investment platform eToro, forecast $70,000 hitting in 2021.

“While we may see short-term upside in the price of bitcoin and other cryptoassets as a result of this, Mastercard’s announcementcoming so soon after Tesla’s own comments earlier this weekhas real long-term implications for bitcoin and its peers," il a dit.

“Bitcoin and its peers are, quite simply, going to be part of the mainstream financial universe sooner rather than later. I expect demand to surge and see bitcoin prices hitting at least $70,000 by the end of this year.”

Article par Cointelegraph

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