Cameroon timber The Bitcoin price saw a modest increase over the weekend, reaching near $24k, however, these gains were short-lived and were erased during the European trading session as the price fell to around $23k.
The crypto market saw a liquidation of over $116 million in the past 24 hours. According to the latest market update from Coingecko, the total crypto market capitalization has decreased by 2% to $1.087 trillion.
The decline in Bitcoin price is indicative of a dip in the entire crypto market, as expected. Ethereum is currently trading at around $1,578, a 2% decrease from its value earlier today.
Among meme coins, Floki Inu experienced the largest decline, dropping 17% and trading at around $0.00002375.
Factors Attributing To BTC’s Price Crash
The fluctuations in Bitcoin’s market can be attributed to various macroeconomic factors, including the upcoming statement from the Federal Reserve on interest rates.
Most analysts anticipate the Fed to raise interest rates by over 25 basis points, which Mathew Dixon, CEO of Evai.io, believes will drive the Bitcoin price upward.
Additionally, a declining dollar is seen as a positive for Bitcoin, which is widely considered as a hedge against inflation.
#FOMC interest rate decision +25bps will likely spark a relief rally in #Btc #Altcoins and risk assets so long as expectations are met that interest rate increases are slowing whilst economy is currently robust. However economy will slow dramatically in coming months imo #Evai pic.twitter.com/tQZnbNAXCb
— Matthew Dixon – CEO Evai (@mdtrade) January 29, 2023 Despite this, there have been ongoing discussions about a potential correction in Bitcoin’s price.
Binance has been accused of manipulating the market by pumping up the price using its BUSD market. As a result, it is expected that short-term holders and miners will outnumber the whale buyers, leading to a correction.
As January 2023 draws to a close, crypto analysts will closely monitor the monthly close. According to popular analyst Rekt Capital, a close above $23.4k on the monthly candle would indicate bullish sentiment.
Meanwhile, long-term Bitcoin attributes indicate a possible multi-week consolidation towards next year’s halving event. Most analysts expect Bitcoin to retest ATH and enter the price discovery region after the 2024 halving.
As the crypto market continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to the latest developments. Do you think Bitcoin will bounce back or continue its downward trend? Let us know your predictions.
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