Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin jumps above $49000 only to fizzle out

Bitcoin rose in volatile trading on Thursday 11th January 2024 after the Securities and Exchange Commission gave the green light for the first-ever spot Bitcoin ETFs to trade in the U.S.


The Bitcoin ETF approval is a massive achievement for the crypto industry as a whole, which first attempted to launch a Bitcoin ETF some 10 years ago.

Grayscale’s big legal win against the SEC in August 2023 over the regulator’s refusal to let it convert its popular Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into an ETF breathed fresh optimism into the idea.


Following the SEC’s decision, Bitcoin’s value fell then gained some traction, as expected by traders. However, the volume of inflows into the new funds remains to be seen, Bitcoin ETFs are still widely expected to increase demand for the cryptocurrency and drive Bitcoin higher.

It would be unwise to make too much of these Bitcoin price moves in the short-term, but the approval is likely going to lead to some longer-term price increases. Now that the bitcoin ETF speculation has come to fruition it looks like traders may rotate to alternative cryptocurrencies such as Ether to prepare for future market developments.

Altcoin ETFs

The SEC is due to give decisions on spot ETH ETF applications beginning in May 2024. BlackRockInvesco and Ark Invest are among the firms in line for approval, as well as Grayscale.

The opportunity to be in at the beginning will not want to be missed by these companies.

Bitcoin 7-day chart 6th January – 12th January 2024

Bitcoin 7-day chart from 6th January – 12th January 2024

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