Bitcoin experienced some profit booking as it fell more than 1% but held above 34,000 levels, while Ethereum fell about 2% but remained around $1,800.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell early Wednesday when the ticker for BlackRock’s (BLK) spot bitcoin ETF – IBTC – was withdrawn from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) website, only to be reinstated later. However, profiting from impulsive crypto purchases is nothing new.
After a strong secular rally, Bitcoin saw some profit booking as the largest crypto token fell more than 1% but managed to stay around 34,000-levels. However, its largest peer, Ethereum, fell nearly 2% but remained below the $1,800 mark. The majority of altcoins were trading at a loss.
Following the sudden debut of BlackRock’s spot bitcoin ETF (IBTC) ticker on the US Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s website, Bitcoin’s value recently crossed the $35,000 mark. However, despite the ticker’s brief removal and reappearance, prices have returned to about $34,000 in the last 24 hours.
This positive momentum could also be attributed to Grayscale’s legal victory over the US Securities and Exchange Commission, as the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the SEC to reexamine its denial of Grayscale’s spot bitcoin ETF application. These combined considerations have fueled market players’ excitement regarding the anticipated approval of Bitcoin spot ETF applications.
The bulk of popular crypto coins were trading down on Wednesday, with a few outliers. Dogecoin and Polkadot were both down more than 3%, while Toncoin, Polygon, Solana, and BNB were all down 2%. Among the gainers, Chainlink gained more than 11%, while XRP gained nearly 1%.
The worldwide cryptocurrency market cap was trading much lower, down to $1.25 trillion, after losing approximately 1% in the previous 24 hours. However, total trade volumes fell by more than 13% to $69.61 billion.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have both fallen in value during the last 24 hours, which could be attributed to the temporary removal of BlackRock’s (BLK) spot Bitcoin ETF ticker, IBTC, from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) website. It’s worth noting, however, that the ticker was relisted after a few hours.
Both BTC and ETH are currently trading above the 50-day and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages (EMA-D) and are consolidating after their recent upward trend. While ETH must pass a few resistance levels before it can resume its climb, BTC is displaying strength by reaching a 52-week high.