In a historic feat for the cryptocurrency universe, Bitcoin marked a new peak, reaching an impressive value of US$71,800 on March 11th. This 3% advance in the last 24 hours also reflects the vigorous interest and growing confidence in the cryptoactive market.

Likewise, most major altcoins are rising. ETH is up 2% and is above the $4,000 resistance zone. Solana is attempting a move above the $150 resistance. ADA is consolidating above the $0.74 pivot level.

At the time of publication, the price of BTC was quoted at US$71,569.84, up 2.6% in the last 24 hours.

Over the past week, Bitcoin’s primacy in the cryptocurrency market was evident with an increase of more than 10% in its value, and a surprising jump of 47% over the last month. These numbers, which highlight Bitcoin’s robustness and appreciation potential, come at a crucial time, preceding one of the most anticipated events by market enthusiasts and investors: the halving of Bitcoin mining rewards, scheduled for April 20 . This event, which will reduce rewards from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC, is seen as a possible catalyst for future appreciation.

Furthermore, the record precedes another important milestone, that of Ether, which surpassed the US$4,000 mark for the first time since December 2021, just three days earlier. The enthusiasm surrounding these cryptocurrencies signals a phase of optimism and expansion for the sector.

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise is also a reflection of growing institutional appetite, especially evidenced by the adoption of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. Since their introduction, these ETFs have taken up a significant share of the market, holding over 4% of the total Bitcoin supply, representing over $56.9 billion in holdings. This trend of institutional absorption, which projects an annual capture of 8.65% of the BTC supply, suggests a scenario of growing demand and limited supply, further enhancing the asset’s appreciation.

The past few days have seen an inflow of 33,000 BTC, equivalent to $2.3 billion, into spot Bitcoin ETFs, including significant moves in Grayscale’s GBTC fund, which saw over 10,200 BTC in outflows. This financial move not only underlines institutional investors’ confidence in cryptocurrencies as a viable and promising asset, but also highlights the fundamental role that these financial instruments play in the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem.


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