Bitcoin: Key takeaways for BTC investors from the BlackRock update
- Bitcoin’s hashrate has been growing at a steady pace for over a year.
- Hash ribbons pointed out a good buying opportunity, while BTC’s RSI remained oversold.
Over the last year, Bitcoin [BTC] has witnessed steady growth in its mining ecosystem as its hashrate continued to increase. In fact, the blockchain’s mining difficulty recently reached an all-time high. While concerns remain related to energy consumption, BlackRock, a leading investment management company, showed confidence in BTC’s mining sector.
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Bitcoin’s mining sector has potential
Recently, BlackRock became the second-largest shareholder in the four top Bitcoin mining firms. This clearly meant that the investment management company saw potential in BTC’s mining sector and had high expectations. The firm has recently increased its attention in the crypto space, and the recent developments reflect its confidence in BTC’s future.
BlackRock is now 2nd largest shareholder in 4 biggest Bitcoin mining firms
— Whale (@WhaleChart) August 27, 2023
Actually, BTC’s hashrate was already on the rise for years. Coinwarz’ chart revealed that its hashrate graph has gone up substantially over the last year. At press time, Bitcoin’s hashrate stood at 354.43 EH/s.
Increased hash rates suggested that more processing power was being devoted to ensuring the network’s security and validating transactions. As reported earlier, this also caused the blockchain’s mining difficulty to spike and even touch an all-time high.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty stood at 55.62 T. However, it should be noted that while the blockchain’s hashrate grew, miners’ revenue registered a decline over the last seven days. A possible reason for this could be BTC’s sluggish price action.
As miners’ revenue dropped, they might have had to sell their holdings in order to meet operational costs. This was evident from Glassnode’s data, which revealed that miners’ balance also registered a downtick on 26 August 2023.
Moreover, BTC’s Miners’ Position Index (MPI) pointed out that miners were selling holdings in a moderate range compared to its one-year average.
Anything in store for Bitcoin investors?
Interestingly, Bitcoin’s mining metrics not only reveal the industry’s position but also hints at patterns and opportunities that can help investors make informed decisions. For example, the Hash Ribbon is a market indicator that assumes that Bitcoin tends to reach a bottom when miners capitulate.
At press hour, the 30-day Moving Average (MA) of hashrate was above the 60-day MA, which generally suggests a good buying opportunity for investors.
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According to CoinMarketCap, BTC’s price had only moved marginally over the last week. At the time of writing, it was trading at $25,913.27 with a market cap of over $504 billion.
However, things can change soon, as CryptoQuant’s data pointed out that BTC’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) was in an oversold zone. This can increase buying pressure and, in turn, lift Bitcoin’s price in the coming days.