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Bitcoin Regains $43,000 After Tether Prints 1 Billion USDT

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Bitcoin's recent price increase to over $43,000 correlates with Tether's minting of 1 billion USDT.
  • The spike in Bitcoin's value reflects Tether's influence and growing institutional investor confidence.
  • Anthony Scaramucci projects a BTC price of $200,000 to $240,000, potentially reaching $400,000.
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The cryptocurrency market has once again garnered global attention with a significant shift in Bitcoin’s price. The extensive minting activity by Tether has ignited widespread discussions and in-depth analysis within the community.

Prominent institutional investors interpret this trend as an indication of a spike in interest and demand for Bitcoin, potentially leading to a substantial increase in its price.

Bitcoin Price Climbs Above $43,000

Bitcoin’s value surged past $43,000 following Tether’s creation of 1 billion USDT today. The minting spree by Tether amounts to 13 billion USDT since October 20, 2023. Such a trend coincides with the upward price action observed in the crypto market in the last few months.

Historically, large-scale Tether minting events have been closely linked with significant price increases in Bitcoin. The recent minting raises questions about potential volatility in the near future.

Bitcoin Price Performance
Bitcoin (BTC) Performance. Source: TradingView

The surge in Bitcoin value is not solely attributed to Tether’s actions. The broader demand for Bitcoin is evident in the success of BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund). It has become the first to surpass $2 billion in assets, holding over 52,000 BTC.

This milestone reflects growing investor confidence and institutional acceptance of Bitcoin as a viable investment. Indeed, institutional investors like Anthony Scaramucci predict a bullish future for Bitcoin. He suggested a significant increase in Bitcoin’s price post-halving by citing historical patterns related to Bitcoin halving cycles.

“Go back and look at Bitcoin halving cycles. The day that Bitcoin halves, multiply it by four [and] 18 months later and it’s been uncanny that that’s been the price of Bitcoin,” Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci’s calculations, based on conservative estimates, propose a staggering future value for Bitcoin of $200,000 to $240,000. Still, his long-term forecast is even more optimistic. He suggested that Bitcoin could match half of gold’s market capitalization, potentially elevating a single BTC to approximately $400,000.

Read more: Bitcoin Price Prediction 2024/2025/2030

The confluence of Tether’s minting activities, increasing institutional investment, and the upcoming Bitcoin halving presents a bullish picture despite the recent price correction across the cryptocurrency market.

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Bary Rahma
Bary Rahma is a senior journalist at BeInCrypto, where she covers a broad spectrum of topics including crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs), artificial intelligence (AI), tokenization of real-world assets (RWA), and the altcoin market. Prior to this, she was a content writer for Binance, producing in-depth research reports on cryptocurrency trends, market analysis, decentralized finance (DeFi), digital asset regulations, blockchain, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and tokenomics. Bary also...
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