Bitcoin Price Today – Bitcoin’s Below $50K as Investors’ Wait and See’ Amid Market Reset

Bitcoin Price Today was trading inside a narrowed range on Traders, as investors, and Thursday had been cautiously optimistic after the newest pullback, which took bitcoin’s price down close to $45,000 earlier this week.

Bitcoin Price Today (BTC) trading around $49,194.33 as of 21:00 UTC (four p.m. ET). Slipping 0.13 % with the prior 24 hours.
Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $48,091.13-$52,076.32 (CoinDesk 20)
BTC trades beneath its 50-hour and 10-hour averages on the hourly chart, a bearish signal for market specialists.

Trading volumes had been far lower than earlier in the week when traders scrambled to modify positions as the market fell 15 % in 2 days, the biggest this kind of decline since the coronavirus driven sell off of March 2020. The eight exchanges tracked by CoinDesk had a combined spot-trading volume of only $4 billion on Thursday as of press time. The figure had surged above $10 billion on Monday and Tuesday and was somewhat above five dolars billion on Wednesday.

In the derivatives sector, bitcoin’s alternatives open interest is gradually returning after it dropped Tuesday slightly from an all-time peak of aproximatelly thirteen dolars billion on Sunday. Source: FintechZoom

“Bitcoin’s market is rather quiet today,” Yves Renno, head of trading at crypto transaction platform Wirex, said. “Its derivatives market is going again to ordinary after the acute arrangement liquidations suffered a few days ago. Close to six dolars billion worth of long later contracts were liquidated. The market place has become seeking to consolidate above the $50,000 level.”

 

As FintechZoom reported earlier, traders also are watching closely for any possible impact of surging bond yields on bitcoin. U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on investors’ climbing fears about the sharply growing 10 year U.S. Treasury yields. Several analysts in regular marketplaces have predicted that rising yields, often a precursor of inflation, may induce the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy, which might send stocks lower.

Surging bond yields seemed to have less of an impact on bitcoin’s selling price on Thursday. The No. one cryptocurrency briefly surpassed $52,000 during early trading hours, moving in the opposite direction of equities.

“Every time bitcoin goes under $50,000 you will discover players accumulating, therefore bringing the price back around $50,000,” Andrew Tu, an executive at quantitative trading firm Efficient Frontier, said.

Several market signals suggest that traders and investors remain largely bullish after a volatile priced run earlier this week.

Huge outflows from institution driven exchange Coinbase Pro to custody wallets imply that institutional investors are actually positive about bitcoin’s long term value.

On the options market, the put call open interest ratio, which measures the number of put options open relative to call options, remains under one, and thus there remain more traders buying calls (bullish bets) than puts (bearish bets) regardless of the latest sell-off.

Ether moves with bitcoin amid a peaceful sector Ether (ETH), the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, was lower on Thursday, trading around $1,575.65 and sliding 2.12 % in 24 hours as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET).

The industry for ether was largely silent on Thursday, mirroring the activity at the bitcoin industry and moving in a narrowed range of $1,556.38-1dolar1 1,672.60 at press time.

“It’s notable that many of ether’s price action is in fact driven by bitcoin, as it’s still stuck in the range that it has had versus bitcoin since late 2018,” said Jason Lau, chief operating officer at San Francisco-based exchange OKCoin. “I would go on to look at the ETH/BTC pair.”

Other markets Digital assets on the CoinDesk 20 were mostly in green Thursday. Important winners as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET):

cardano (ADA) + 9.22%
kyber networking (KNC) + 9.12%
litecoin (LTC) + 7.8%
tezos (XTZ) + 3.37%
Notable losers:

cosmos (ATOM) – 3.36%
chainlink (LINK) – 3.25%
ethereum classic (ETC) – 1.01%
Equities:

Asia’s Nikkei 225 closed up by 1.67 % amid gains from Wall Street overnight.
The FTSE 100 in Europe shut in the red 0.11 % following investors became worried about the growing bond yields in the U.S.
The S&P 500 in the United States shut down 2.45 % as investors had been spooked by the surging bond yields.
Commodities:

Oil was up 0.28 %. Cost per barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude: $63.40.
Gold was in the red 1.84 % and at $1771.46 as of press time.
Treasurys:

The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield climbed Thursday to 1.525 %.