The cryptocurrency market might have had a horrid time over the past few weeks, but things have changed this week. Much of the reversal in fortunes is possibly tied to the upcoming Bitcoin halvening event.
Why the Sudden Jump?
The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap has been in the doldrums due to the coronavirus-induced market crash over the past weeks, but now it seems to be on course to reach its previous levels. This morning, Bitcoin gained 1.9% to hit $9,099 a token, and that is a strong start, considering the fact that it gained 15% yesterday.
Any major rally in Bitcoin is generally followed by a rally in other cryptocurrencies as well, which is exactly what happened today. Other major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin recorded gains for the third consecutive day. Over the past few weeks, the price action in the crypto sphere has been in lockstep with other asset classes that are classified as risky. However, the situation has changed dramatically this week. Crypto experts suggest that the rally in Bitcoin is possibly linked to the halvening event that is going to take place this May.
A halvening indicates the slashing of rewards by 50% for Bitcoin miners, and when that happens, it usually results in a lower supply of BTC tokens in circulation. Many analysts are pondering whether the cryptocurrency is going to experience a crash at this time. As a matter of fact, it is important to point out that in the past, the cryptocurrency has shown significant bearish price action on the day of the halvening.
That being said, it is also necessary to point out that it is very difficult to predict whether BTC is going to rise or fall on the day of the halvening event. However, it should be kept in mind that months after the previous two halvening events, Bitcoin went on strong rallies.
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