Evolution of Bitcoin Halving: Grayscale Highlights ETFs and Market Changes in 2024
Grayscale’s recent report titled “2024 Halving: This Time It’s Actually Different” anticipates a unique narrative for the upcoming Bitcoin halving, pinpointing the influence of U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs on market dynamics.
Highlighting the emergence of Bitcoin ETFs as a steady demand source, the report suggests they could counterbalance sell pressure from mining issuance. While historical trends show Bitcoin’s price surge post-halving, Grayscale urges caution, referencing the varied performance of cryptocurrencies like Litecoin after halvings. The report emphasizes miners’ readiness for the halving’s financial impacts, citing preparations such as fundraising and strategic selling.
Additionally, it underscores the significance of Bitcoin ordinals and ETF flows, indicating their roles in sustaining network security and mitigating sell pressure. Despite Grayscale’s GBTC experiencing outflows post-conversion into a spot Bitcoin ETF, the report remains optimistic about the potential of ETFs to shape Bitcoin’s post-halving trajectory.
Clever Robot News Desk 13th February 2024