Cathie Wood Bullish on Bitcoin as Grayscale Wins the SEC Verdict

Pathik Bhattacharya
Pathik Bhattacharya Published on August 31, 2023 06:41 AM

Cathie Wood, whose Ark Invest is one of the firms that has filed for a Bitcoin ETF, has made a forecast about this very scenario.

Cathie Wood Bullish on Bitcoin as Grayscale Wins the SEC Verdict
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Cathie Wood, the founder of Ark Invest, is optimistic about the result of the Grayscale lawsuit. Wood stated in an interview with Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick that the SEC is likely to lose the Grayscale lawsuit.

This audacious prediction, combined with her statement that the introduction of Bitcoin ETFs might lead to increased demand, has stirred debate regarding the market's potential impact. Wood's optimism extends to Bitcoin, as she sees the leading cryptocurrency reaching a value of $1 million in the future.

Meanwhile, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust's role in the market remains noteworthy, as it is the third-largest holding in the Ark Next Generation Internet ETF, representing a significant portion of assets. Similarly, Coinbase's prominence in Ark's portfolios underlines the interconnectedness of the crypto ecosystem.

Market Response and Bitcoin's Trade Surge

The reverberations of this federal court ruling have manifested in Bitcoin's average trade size on various exchanges. Following the news, Bitcoin's average trade size on platforms like Kraken jumped to its highest point since June, surpassing $2,000.

This surge suggests increased activity by large traders, hinting at the market's renewed confidence.

The market's response to the possibility of a Bitcoin spot ETF approval has been swift. Bitcoin's price surged over 7%, briefly surpassing $28,000 after the Grayscale news broke. This rapid movement, characterized as one of the largest hourly moves since Terra, indicates the market's sensitivity to regulatory developments and its quest for liquidity.

The potential approval of Bitcoin ETFs could reshape the market's demand-supply dynamics, particularly considering the fixed supply of 21 million BTC, with the majority already mined. Institutions' interest in entering the space could potentially drive up Bitcoin's price, leading to a bid-up scenario.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

As per CoinStats, Bitcoin is currently trading at $27,260.03, down -0.72% in the previous 24 hours, with a live market size of $531B. It has a circulating supply volume of 21,000,000 BTC coins and a maximum supply volume of 21,000,000, with a 24-hour trading volume of $31B.

bitcoin price chart

Source: CoinStats

With a dramatic breakout on Aug. 29, Bitcoin's range resolved to the upside. This movement suggests that the price will likely vary within the vast band of $24,800 to $31,000 for a few days.

The 20-day exponential moving average (EMA) of $27,168 is flattening out, and the relative strength index (RSI) is slightly under midway, indicating that selling pressure is decreasing.

Buyers will attempt to hold the $26,833 breakthrough level. If they are successful, it will indicate that the bulls have turned the level into support. The BTC/USDT pair could initially rise to the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) of $28,689 before attempting a rally to $31,000.

bitcoin price chart

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The crypto landscape, ever-evolving and dynamic, has once again been stirred by regulatory decisions and market responses. The federal court ruling's impact on Grayscale's ETF conversion attempt has sparked speculation about the market's direction, with luminaries like Cathie Wood offering their insights. Bitcoin's trade surge and the ensuing price movement underscore the market's responsiveness and the role of liquidity.


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