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JPMorgan: Bitcoin Halving and Ethereum Upgrade Mostly Reflected in Prices – Could BTC and ETH Corrections Be Imminent?

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  • Retail investors drive the crypto market, outpacing institutional flows, motivated by Bitcoin halving and Ethereum upgrades.
  • The SEC contemplates approving Ethereum ETFs in May, with JPMorgan assigning a 50% probability to this event.

The cryptocurrency sector never stands still. Understanding what drives prices is vital for investors nad Recent analysis from JPMorgan Chase indicates three factors that may shape the direction of the market in the months ahead.

Let’s examine these elements and their potential influence on your investment.

Increased Retail Investor Activity

Retail investor activity in cryptocurrencies has seen an increase. The data, adjusted for the emergence of new Bitcoin ETFs, shows growth in the activity of smaller portfolios, outpacing investments by large institutions.

It is fueled by anticipation ahead of major events on the cryptocurrency horizon, including Bitcoin halving and a major Ethereum network upgrade . Is this activity justified at the moment?

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Bitcoin halving and the upcoming Ethereum upgrade are eagerly awaited events. However, JPMorgan believe these are already reflected in current prices. This begs the question: is there room for growth based on this news, or should we temper our expectations? According to a previous ETHNews report, there may be.

On theother hand, the SEC’s upcoming decision on Ethereum ETF approval offers an interesting picture financially. Despite SEC Chairman Gary Ganser’s misgivings about classifying Ethereum as a non-security, hope for approval of these ETFs persists.

Approval would be an important factor, although JP Morgan believes there is a 50% chance for this to be a positive outcome for crypto investors, as we noted in a previous article in ETHNews

Impact of Positive Net Purchases and Meme Token Trading

The swing toward positive net purchases of Bitcoin in the latest quarter, according to reports from the likes of Block Inc, Paypal Inc, and Robinhood Markets Inc, marks a shift from the previous quarter’s sales.

This increase in retail activity coincides with Coinbase announcing the highest quarterly Bitcoin trading volume in two years. In addition, there has been an increase in investment activity in AI and meme tokens, favored by cryptocurrency retail traders.

Given this data, the question arises: how should investors approach this environment? Information and prudence are essential.

While retail interest has driven the market recently, based on our reports in ETHNews, it is important to analyze how specific events such as Bitcoin halving, Ethereum upgrade and possible Ethereum ETF approval may influence the market.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628