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Volatility Vanishes: Ark Invest’s Report Hints at Impending Bitcoin Shift

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  • The latest report from Ark Invest suggests a major Bitcoin price move could be imminent, due to historically low volatility, akin to patterns seen in 2017.
  • Ark Invest’s analysis also notes that macro factors, including Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and the Binance SEC case, could significantly influence Bitcoin’s future.

As Bitcoin continues to captivate the global investment community, Ark Invest, under the guidance of on-chain researcher David Puell, provides an enlightening assessment of the crypto asset’s current status and possible trajectories in its latest report, “The Bitcoin Monthly: July 2023”. A series of key factors, including historic low volatility, regulatory developments, and the dynamics of Bitcoin miners, suggest that a significant price shift might be on the horizon.

Interpreting the Signals: Market Dynamics and Macro Factors

One striking observation is Bitcoin’s unusually serene 90-day volatility, which reflects levels not seen since 2017. Past performance reveals that such extended periods of calm often presage considerable tumult, inciting speculation of an impending substantial price movement, though its direction remains uncertain.

Yet, not all indicators breed uncertainty. For instance, miner capitulation, reflected by a drop in the hash rate, could denote oversold conditions, potentially hinting at a bullish turnaround. Adding to this optimistic narrative is an increase in ‘liveliness’, a term indicating less selling pressure as more Bitcoin holders opt for long-term storage. As per the report, liveliness dipped below 60% in July, signifying the most pronounced long-term holding behavior since Q4 2020.

On another front, Bitcoin’s narrative is complicated by major macro factors. An expected significant interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve could have far-reaching implications on Bitcoin’s performance, as well as the broader economy. Additionally, as CPI inflation potentially decelerates, Bitcoin’s allure as a deflationary asset could spike.

Binance’s SEC case also features in Ark Invest’s Bitcoin exploration, with the potential to severely impact the crypto market. Binance’s token, BNB, has been pivotal for maintaining liquidity in the crypto market, including Bitcoin. Should SEC and DOJ charges gain ground, this could lead to a ‘bank run’, threatening BNB and consequently impacting Bitcoin.

As Bitcoin currently navigates the waters around the $29,139 mark, its capacity to surpass the pivotal resistance at $29,450 could steer the narrative. Amidst a multi-week downward trend, this critical crossroads might hold the key to deciphering Bitcoin’s upcoming direction – a continued breakout or further consolidation.

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Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose primary goal is to educate everyone about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was sparked during his time as a former banker when he recognized the clear advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628