Home CryptoCurrency News Bitcoin News Bitcoin ETF's historic day: Analyzing what's in store next

Bitcoin [BTC] ETF’s historic day: Analyzing what’s in store next

Tuesday was a historic day for Bitcoin [BTC]. The highly-anticipated Bitcoin Futures ETF went on to generate an astonishing $1 billion in volume on BITO after over 24 million shares traded on its the very first day.

This was a big milestone for the industry as the US Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] finally approved the Bitcoin futures fund last week. It commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE] on the 19th of October at an opening price of $40.88.

But the debut was not short of controversy. Many speculated that a futures-based ETF could potentially deviate from the spot price of the crypto-asset. ProShares’ head of investment strategy, Simeon Hyman, on the other hand, thinks other wise. The exec stated that the product will actually be a better place for price discovery.

After Proshares, next in line are Invesco, VanEck, Valkyrie and Galaxy Digital.

Talking about the milestone, Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg, tweeted,

“The fastest ETF to ever get to $1b [naturally]was $GLD in 2004. It did it in 3 days. No one has really come that close since. $BITO has $570m after one day a legit shot to at least tie this DiMaggio-esque feat.”

Bitcoin [BTC] ETF's historic day: Analyzing what's in store next

Call it randomness or not, the impact of the news on Bitcoin has been positive. As a matter of fact, the BTC/EUR trading pair made a new all-time high. The week has been eventful for the king coin, but what’s next? The bullish tone can be seen across the charts as well. 

Bitcoin [BTC] poised for more gains

The uptick in trading volume has substantially backed the asset’s uptrend. The Bollinger Bands [BB] also depicted increase in volatility that could aid BTC’s price action.

The MACD also aligned with the bulls. Additionally, the daily Relative Strength Index [RSI] rose above 75 but hasn’t maxed out just yet. Meaning, buyers are likely to see more upside potential and indicator value should accelerate from here.

Bitcoin [BTC] ETF's historic day: Analyzing what's in store next

Bitcoin is currently trading at $64,089 after surging by more than 17% in the past week. The market players are pretty confident that Bitcoin will inevitably cross the $65,000-mark. But the bullish sentiment does not end there. According to popular crypto trader Nicholas Merten, a 250% return could materialize in the most optimistic scenario either in the first quarter or early second quarter of 2022.

Another bullish signal that is the BTC exchange reserve hitting a 3-year low. 

Bitcoin [BTC] ETF's historic day: Analyzing what's in store next

A star-studded endorsement

Mariah Carey, the iconic singer just announced partnership with the Winklevoss twins-led cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. Carey’s announcement of investing in Bitcoin via the platform, comes at a time when the asset was closing in on its peak. An exposure to a massive 10 million followers on Instagram does not appear to be a bad thing for Bitcoin.


If you found this article interesting, here you can find more  Bitcoin news

Chayanika
Chayanika has been working as a financial journalist in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry for almost three years. She has closely followed the growth and adoption of the sector since 2018. Her inclination lies in writing impactful, data-driven stories.
- Advertisment -
#NamePriceChanges 24H