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Bitcoin Faces Price Dip Amidst Criticism from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin experienced a dip in its price on January 17, just before Wall Street opened for the day. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that Bitcoin’s price fell to $42,400 on Bitstamp.

Despite recent volatility, the cryptocurrency has remained within a tight range and struggled to maintain support above $43,000 due to a lack of liquidity.

The negative sentiment surrounding Bitcoin was exacerbated by Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, who criticized the cryptocurrency at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland. Dimon referred to Bitcoin as a “pet rock” and dismissed its utility.

He mentioned use cases such as anti-money laundering (AML), fraud prevention, tax avoidance, and combatting sex trafficking but reiterated widely debunked criticisms.

Dimon also announced that he would refrain from discussing Bitcoin in the future, asking others to stop talking about it as well.

This decision marked a change from his previous statements where he had promised to stop mentioning Bitcoin.

When asked about his thoughts on the recent launch of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Dimon expressed ambivalence about competitors embracing Bitcoin.

He referred to Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, whose iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) ETF received over $700 million in inflows within its first three days.

Dimon acknowledged that different people have different opinions, emphasizing the diversity of perspectives in the market.

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Traders in the cryptocurrency market are cautious about Bitcoin’s short-term price performance.

Daan Crypto Trades noted that Bitcoin has become unpredictable, and he preferred to wait for clear opportunities rather than rushing into trades. He stated that the previous ease of trading had disappeared, and the current market environment was more challenging.

Crypto Tony, another trader, predicted that Bitcoin would continue to trade within a range, possibly with a floor in the upper $30,000 area.

He expected Bitcoin to fluctuate between $47,000 and $38,000 in the coming months, with more attention shifting towards alternative cryptocurrencies (Altcoins).

In summary, Bitcoin faced a price dip and struggled to maintain support above $43,000. Jamie Dimon’s critical remarks at the World Economic Forum added to the negative sentiment, and traders were cautious about the cryptocurrency’s short-term performance, with some anticipating a continuation of its range-bound trading.

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