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Bitcoin crosses $70K for new ATH – Is $100K next to fall?

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Bitcoin’s ascent comes on the back of soaring demand from the spot ETFs in the U.S.

Bitcoin tops $70k for the first time

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  • The historic hike caused a 3.87% spike in Open Interest (OI)
  • BTC’s demand was approximately five times greater than supply at press time

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin [BTC] shattered the $70K-level in style, days after bettering its previous all-time high (ATH). In fact, at the time of writing, it had climbed to a new ATH, with BTC trading at $70,973.

Bitcoin hit its latest ATH on the back of a 2% hike over 24 hours and an appreciation of 12% over a 7-day period.

BTC ATH

Source: BTC/USD, TradingView

The ascent continues

The king coin rose by 1.40% in the last 24 hours of trading, according to CoinMarketCap. The sought-after digital asset has risen 65% since the beginning of 2024 and looked primed to make further gains to the north.

The historic climb spurred a 3.87% increase in Open Interest (OI) in Bitcoin futures, causing it to rise above $34 billion at press time.

Bitcoin Open Interest

Source: Coinglass

Demand>>>Supply

Bitcoin’s ascent comes on the back of soaring demand from the recently launched spot ETFs in the U.S.

Nearly $223 million worth of Bitcoins was purchased by issuers on the 8th of March.

With this, the cumulative net inflows since the listing day rose to a whopping $9.59 billion, according to data sourced by AMBCrypto from SoSo Value.

As of this writing, Bitcoins worth $55.5 billion were backing these spot ETFs, accounting for more than 4% of Bitcoin’s total supply.

Bitcoin spot ETF inflows

Source: SoSo Value

On the other hand, the network on average was producing Bitcoins at the rate of just $45 million per day, AMBCrypto noticed using Santiment’s data.

This meant that demand was approximately five times greater than the supply.

Bitcoins mined per day

Source: Glassnode

Emissions from blocks are expected to fall further during next month’s halving. With demand being strong, one could expect Bitcoin’s northward surge to continue.


Read Bitcoin’s [BTC] Price Prediction 2024-25


Seasoned investors holding on

Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s exchange supply continued to plummet. Just over 4% of its total supply was available for trading at press time, as per AMBCrypto’s analysis of Santiment data.

This was happening despite a 100% network profitability. The underlying takeaway was that long-term holders (LTH) were not looking for profits just yet, but rather using Bitcoin as a store of value.

Supply in profit

Source: Santiment

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Aniket Verma works as a journalist at AMBCrypto. Contrary to most who are primarily interested in merely tracking price movements of cryptos, his focus is on examining the niche intersection between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. A so-so Bitcoin maximalist, Aniket has a strong disdain for memecoins and the unfounded frenzy they seem to generate every market season. Coming from a strong engineering background, Aniket previously worked as a Content Manager for TV9 Network. Before his stint over there, he was an Associate Multimedia News Producer at Reuters.
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