Completion of Bitcoin Halving Sparks Diverse Responses from Enthusiasts and Analysts

After the halving, the price of Bitcoin experienced a minor decline of 0.47% to close at $63,747. After that, its market performance was comparatively constant.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, just experienced its much-awaited “halving,” a momentous occasion that happens about every four years.

After the halving, the price of Bitcoin experienced a minor decline of 0.47% to close at $63,747. After that, its market performance was comparatively constant.

The event was highly anticipated by Bitcoin enthusiasts as it represents a significant shift in the underlying technology of the cryptocurrency, with the goal of lowering the rate of new Bitcoin generation. The halving mechanism was built into the Bitcoin code from the beginning by the pseudonymous developer, Satoshi Nakamoto.

The halving, in the opinion of some cryptocurrency supporters, emphasizes Bitcoin’s significance as a scarcer asset. For Bitcoin, Nakamoto had set a limited number of 21 million tokens. The halving, according to detractors, is only a technical change that traders talked up to artificially raise the value of the virtual currency.

By cutting the profits that cryptocurrency miners earn for creating new tokens in half, the halving process makes it more expensive for them to add new Bitcoins to the market.

We are at the beginning of the era of Bitcoin, according to CoinSwitch Ventures’ Investments Lead, Parth Chaturvedi. As Layer 2 technologies like Stacks increase network adoption, the network is being used more effectively. The ecosystem will advance through other innovations like re-staking of Bitcoin and new token standards (Runes). After today’s halving event, if the market behaves as expected, BTC’s yearly inflation rate may “for the first time” fall below that of gold.

A situation like this has the potential to be revolutionary, especially for the younger demographic, who may come to see Bitcoin as a contemporary kind of gold, just like previous generations did. This change in perspective has the potential to drastically alter investing attitudes and practices going forward.”

“There are several second-order effects to consider, and the upcoming 4th Bitcoin halving may not be immediately noticeable,” stated Manhar Garegrat, Liminal Custody Solutions’ country head for India and global partnerships. Previous halvings have frequently led to higher trading activity and increased market volatility. We expect similar dynamics to occur this time, which could result in price changes and changes in market mood.

The halving of Bitcoin may have an impact on its price because of the increased scarcity of the cryptocurrency, which might push up prices and attract new investors to the market. Apart from the possible effects on cryptocurrencies, it’s important to think about the prospect of new items entering the cryptocurrency market. In response to the circumstances surrounding the Bitcoin halving, novel financial products may surface, providing investors with additional channels for exposure to digital assets, at the same time that spot ETFs are being introduced globally.”

“After a halving, the price of Bitcoin may see short-term corrections or dips, but historical precedent suggests that the halving could catalyse significant shifts in the crypto market leading to a new all-time high in the upcoming months,” stated Shivam Thakral, CEO of BuyUcoin, the second-longest running digital asset exchange in India.

Based on past cycles, it is possible that, within 12 to 18 months of the halving, there would be a significant decrease in the dominance of Bitcoin and a rise in interest in and investment in alternative cryptocurrencies.”

“After the Bitcoin halving, the cryptocurrency market often experiences a period of heightened volatility and price discovery,” stated Jyotsna Hirdyani, Head of Bitget’s South Asia division. Significant market fluctuations have historically accompanied post-halving periods, with Bitcoin regularly hitting new all-time highs (ATH).

Many investors are optimistic about Bitcoin’s potential to reach previously unheard-of price levels due to the market’s resiliency and the growing institutional interest in the cryptocurrency.”

“With reduced block rewards, the Bitcoin protocol ensures that the asset remains deflationary through the halving process,” stated Rahul Pagidipati, CEO of ZebPay. Long-term, this supply reduction may draw in more retail and institutional investors and raise the stock-to-flow ratio of Bitcoin.

ZebPay is optimistic about the future of Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency sector, both in the short and long terms.”

“Historical analysis of Bitcoin halving events reveals distinct market phases: a pre-halving rally driven by speculation, followed by a post-halving phase of reaccumulation, leading to a parabolic surge to new highs,” stated Rajagopal Menon, VP of WazirX. Even before the halving event, Bitcoin had already reached its all-time high, demonstrating this parabolic trajectory. Considering that the ATH is often reached six to twelve weeks after the halving, this is a proactive measure.”

“Historically, Bitcoin halving events have been associated with substantial price surges,” stated Edul Patel, CEO and co-founder of Mudrex. For example, Bitcoin’s price soared from $13 to a peak of $1,152 the next year during the first halving in 2012. In a similar vein, after the second halving in 2016, the amount increased from $664 to $17,760 the following year.

After the most recent halving in 2020, the amount increased to an astonishing $67,549 in the following year from $9,734. The fourth halving will lower the mining reward to 3.125 BTC per block in April 2024. Surprisingly, before of this event, Bitcoin has already surpassed the $73,000 barrier. Investors ought to keep expanding their portfolios and conducting independent research.”

According to GoSats CEO and co-founder Mohammed Roshan Aslam, “Bitcoin’s price may drop further as a result of global macroeconomic events, but he believes it presents a fantastic opportunity for long-term investors. Since Bitcoin is entirely digitally traded, it continues to be a more accessible investment option than gold, equities, and real estate.

Although it is true that there is a significant decline in Bitcoin ahead of the halving, we must remember that this time may be different from previous times in terms of the typical upswing that follows such events.”

This comes after Bitcoin saw a sharp increase that culminated in an all-time high of $73,803.25, in March. Prior to that, the cryptocurrency had a sharp decline that it steadily recovered from in 2022. The price of the top cryptocurrency was $63,800 on Thursday.

More support for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has come from the anticipation of interest rate reduction by central banks and the enthusiasm surrounding the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds in January.

Previous halving occasions took place in 2020, in 2012, and in 2016, and some cryptocurrency aficionados have suggested that price rallies that followed the halving events could portend future price surges. Many analysts, nevertheless, continue to doubt these forecasts.

Analysts at JP Morgan said earlier this week, “We do not expect bitcoin price increases post-halving as it has already been priced in.” They attributed their statement to Bitcoin’s “overbought” condition and the muted venture capital financing in the crypto business this year.

Although more and more have started to approve trading products linked to Bitcoin, financial regulators have continuously warned against the high-risk nature of Bitcoin as an asset with few practical applications.

S&P Global’s Andrew O’Neill, a crypto analyst, expressed doubts about the ability of past halving events to forecast Bitcoin’s price trend, emphasizing that a variety of factors affect market dynamics.

Since hitting a record high in March, Bitcoin has struggled to find a clear path. In recent weeks, it has declined amid global concerns and forecasts of sustained higher interest rates from central banks.

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