Bitcoin Halving: According to crypto specialists, Bitcoin’s return is just the beginning of a surge that will take it past $50,000 next year thanks to a procedure known as halving, which limits the creation of new units.
The greatest digital asset has risen 67% since December 31, signalling a partial recovery from a historic crash in 2022. While the token is now trading about $30,000, halving it has the potential to result in an 81% increase, according to Bloomberg Intelligence and Matrixport.
A halving, also known as halvening, reduces the number of tokens that Bitcoin miners receive as a reward for their efforts by half. The quadrennial event, which is scheduled for April 2024, is part of the process of limiting Bitcoin supply to 21 million tokens. After each of the last three halvings, the coin broke records.
According to Jamie Douglas Coutts, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst, the upcoming halving is presently priced in at approximately 50% based on previous cycles. Coutts believes Bitcoin will reach $50,000 by April 2024.
“Bitcoin cycles bottom around 12-18 months prior to the halving, and this cycle structure looks similar to past ones, albeit many things have changed while the network is vastly stronger, Bitcoin has never endured a prolonged severe economic contraction,” he said.
The Bitcoin rally has recently faltered, hampered by cooling expectations of Federal Reserve interest-rate reduction despite continuing inflation. A US regulatory assault on cryptocurrency following the collapse of the FTX exchange in November 2022 also threatens to cloud the market outlook.
With around one year until the next halving, when the reward for mining new Bitcoin blocks will be cut in half as part of reducing the supply to 21 million BTC, the flagship cryptocurrency is repeating its pre-halving pattern, indicating the time range.
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