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Bitcoin Will Reach A New All-Time High This Week, Matrixport Head Of Research Says


Bitcoin saw an incredible month in February, adding over $18,000 to its value in a single month. This outperformance has now carried on into the month of March, which has seen the Bitcoin price cross the $65,000 mark for the first time since 2021. As BTC trades in the green, expectations remain that the performance will continue.

Bitcoin Shows Strong Fundamentals

In a new report shared with NewsBTC via email, the head of research at Matrixport, Markus Thielen, put forward that the Bitcoin price was headed for another all-time high this week. This report highlighted the BTC price performance over the last year, as well as in February, in which the price rose a total of $18,615 in a single month. Additionally, the analyst pointed out that despite the slowdown in Bitcoin Spot ETFs that were seen toward the end of February, it hasn’t affected BTC’s bullishness by much.

The crypto analyst explains that institutional buying is not just happening in the United States either. There has also been a large uptick in buying volume across other countries, including the likes of Korea where volumes have reached near $8 billion for five consecutive days. Interestingly, the buying is not just limited to Bitcoin either as there are also inflows into altcoins and meme coins.

Furthermore, the anticipation of Hong Kong launching its own Spot Bitcoin ETF, as well as BlackRock taking the plunge and launching a Bitcoin ETF in Brazil, also proves that there is a lot of demand. So despite the decreased inflows that were seen last week, Thielen explains that if Grayscale’s outflows keep dropping, reaching between $0-$100 million, then he expects further rally for the Bitcoin price.

Thielen also pointed out that the Untied States debt is growing exponentially and Bitcoin now offers better macro upside compared to gold. This plays into the bullish potential of BTC going forth.

“ Previously we have shown that 30-40% of the Bitcoin ETF inflows appear to come out of Gold ETFs and with $80bn of assets-under-management, those re-allocation flows can continue. We have also shown numerous times that Bitcoin has become a better macro asset than Gold as Bitcoin’s reaction function towards changes in interest rate expectations, announcement of wars/conflicts, etc., has become superior (we backtested this).”

BTC Price Headed For New All-Time High

Among the factors driving the Bitcoin price identified by the analyst was a significant decrease in the amount of over-the-counter (OTC) BTC available for large institutions. Spot Bitcoin issuers such as BlackRock tend to utilize these OTC desks for purchases in order to reduce the impact of their buying on the price. However, these OTC sellers have reported that their balances have dropped 80% in the last year from around 10,000 BTC to less than 2,000 BTC.

Thielen also points out that the same trend is seen in exchanges where balances have declined across trading platforms such as Binance and Coinbase. Both of these, which are currently the Bitcoin trading powerhouses of the world, saw a total of 48,000 BTC leave their balances in a month.

Given these developments, the crypto analyst explains that investors are not price-sensitive at this time. So, the expectation for this week is that Bitcoin makes a new all-time high. If this happens, then the market could see BTC tap $70,000 this week.

BTC price surpasses $65,000 | Source: BTCUSD on Tradingview.com

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