By: Isha Das
Bitcoin (BTC) has shown considerable resilience this week, recovering from the $40,500 support zone and sparking a strong rise above the $43,000 mark during Asian trading hours. This upswing has been buoyed by BlackRock amending its spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) application to align with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, leading to a flurry of activities within the Bitcoin market.
However, despite a 5% rally, Bitcoin has met resistance at $43,500 and is struggling to breach this barrier. This rebound is significant as it comes when the top cryptocurrency had started the week weakly, falling to around $41,000 earlier. Nevertheless, the BlackRock's amendment, revealing a new IBIT market ticker and transactions conducted in cash, has given the market a boost.
Moving into a broader perspective, cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Solana and Avalanche saw gains between 3% and 9% amidst the rebound. The strength of BTC price narrowly retains $40,000 as a support level, even as more market competitors join the spot BTC ETF fray, including a small ESG-focused crypto asset manager, 7RCC.
As the week progresses, it will be interesting to see if Bitcoin is able to sustain its upward trajectory and finally break through the $43,500 resistance, beginning a steady increase towards the $45,000 level. The developments also suggest a maturing Bitcoin market with less leverage betting against it.
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