Bitcoin price has experienced a significant downturn after the excitement surrounding Grayscale’s SEC victory turned into disappointment. The SEC’s delay of each spot Bitcoin ETF application has contributed to the loss in bullish momentum, resulting in a 13% decline in Bitcoin price for the month of August. Analysts are drawing comparisons between the current BTC market and the pre-bull market cycle of 2015-2017.
The absence of consistent trading volume, along with decreasing investor sentiment reflected in the Fear and Greed Index, has added to the downward pressure on Bitcoin price. Despite this short-term uncertainty, institutional investors remain optimistic about the long-term outlook for Bitcoin, advocating for the approval of Bitcoin ETFs. However, the SEC’s continuous delays in making decisions on these ETFs, including BlackRock’s application, have negatively impacted investor sentiment and price action in the crypto market.
Bitcoin’s market structure has also turned bearish, despite the recovery in open interest. The lack of consolidation above $27,000 raises concerns, with some analysts predicting a potential drop to $23,000. However, Pantera Capital remains bullish on Bitcoin, projecting a price of $148,000 by July 2025.
While short-term macroeconomic events and regulatory actions continue to influence Bitcoin price, market participants anticipate a recovery in the long term, especially as more financial institutions embrace BTC.
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