All of eToro’s top weekly insights into bitcoin and the crypto world

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Under the careful analysis of eToro, we have managed to get an overview of the most important insights regarding bitcoin and the crypto world in general. 

Insights into the crypto market from eToro analysts: Bitcoin and Beyond

In the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, it is imperative for investors and enthusiasts to stay abreast of the latest market trends and significant developments. 

In this article, we will delve into eToro’s recent cryptocurrency events, focusing on the remarkable rise of bitcoin, the tantalising prospect of the approval of a bitcoin spot ETF and other important stories. 

We will also look ahead to what this week has in store for the cryptocurrency market, anticipating key events that could shape its trajectory.

The Bitcoin revival 

Over the past week, Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has experienced a resurgence of considerable proportions. It is currently trading at around $30,500, up an impressive $3,000 since last Monday. 

This remarkable rise in value has sparked widespread excitement, largely due to speculation regarding the possible approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF.

JP Morgan, a major financial institution, speculated that this crucial decision could be made before 10 January 2024. 

Although fake news about the approval of the ETF initially caused a spike in the value of Bitcoin last week, the market’s enthusiasm remained undiminished. 

It seems that Bitcoin’s momentum continues to grow, reflecting the anticipation of a monumental ETF approval.

Next week: US GDP

Looking ahead to next week, all eyes will be on the release of US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data. 

This event, scheduled for Thursday, has the potential to capture the interest of global financial markets.

An interesting dichotomy emerges for the cryptocurrency market: counter-intuitively, unfavourable economic news often increases the appeal of cryptocurrencies. 

When data points to an economic downturn or moderate performance, cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, tend to rise or hold their value. 

Conversely, strong GDP data can put downward pressure on the largest cryptocurrency asset by market capitalisation. 

This is due to concerns about rising interest rates, which could be sustained for a longer period of time following continued economic robustness.

Given last week’s momentum, the coming days could prove crucial in determining whether the cryptocurrency market has begun to emerge from its long winter or whether caution still prevails.

Bitcoin spot ETF: a potential game changer

The approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF could be a game changer for the cryptocurrency market. 

Data analytics firm CryptoQuant has predicted that such an approval could inject a staggering $1 trillion into the cryptoasset market. 

This prediction is based on the assumption that issuers who have applied to list bitcoin ETFs would allocate just 1 per cent of their assets under management to the ETF, potentially injecting around $155 billion into the market. 

This injection would elevate bitcoin’s status to a $900 billion asset, increasing its market capitalisation by almost a third.

Ferrari’s crypto revolution

In a sign of the growing acceptance of cryptocurrencies, luxury car manufacturer Ferrari has announced its intention to accept crypto assets as a form of payment in the United States. 

It is also prepared to extend this option to European markets in response to requests from wealthier customers. 

This development underlines the growing recognition of cryptocurrencies as a legitimate medium for high-value transactions.

eToro: Conclusions on the future price of bitcoin

Every week brings new and exciting developments in the world of cryptocurrencies.

The recent resurgence of Bitcoin, the tantalising prospect of the approval of an ETF on Bitcoin Spot and the positive sentiment towards Ether paint a promising picture. 

As we await the US GDP data, the cryptocurrency market is poised for further development.

With projections of a potential $1 trillion market and optimism about the end of the cryptocurrency winter, the horizon looks bright. 

Furthermore, the inclusion of cryptocurrencies in the luxury market, as exemplified by Ferrari, underlines their growing influence and adoption.