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Bitcoin Surges to Record Highs, Institutional Inflows Propel Market Toward $80,000 Milestone

On March 13, just before the Wall Street trading session commenced, Bitcoin achieved a new milestone in price discovery, demonstrating a bullish edge over selling pressures.

This achievement was recorded with Bitcoin reaching unprecedented highs of $73,679 on Bitstamp, as per data provided by Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView.

Following a slight pause in its upward momentum the previous day, where Bitcoin stabilized near $72,000 and momentarily dipped by $4,000, it swiftly rebounded, mirroring the early week’s market dynamics that initially restricted gains due to resistance.

According to CoinGlass, resistance at $73,800 briefly capped further advances. However, the path towards $80,000 appeared largely unobstructed, a sentiment supported by minimal liquidation levels.

Jelle, a renowned trader, noted on X (formerly Twitter), “Bitcoin wiped out overleveraged longs, retested the 2021 cycle high & then bounced back to $72,000,” indicating a positive outlook for continued upward movement.

Tedtalksmacro, a financial analyst, highlighted the significant surge in institutional investments surpassing previous records, even considering the introduction of new spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States.

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He shared with his X audience, “Fund inflows like we have never seen before. It makes 2020 look small… price will continue to catch up over the coming months,” suggesting a steady ascent towards $100,000.

He cautioned that historically, a peak in these inflows often signals a critical juncture to exit the market within the following 2-3 months.

Record-breaking inflows were observed in the ETF sector, with a notable $1 billion of net contributions recorded on March 12. BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust was at the forefront of this influx.

BitMEX Research highlighted, “A record 14,706 BTC inflow on 12 March 2024,” underscoring the significant demand.

This influx represents a substantial fraction of Bitcoin’s newly-mined supply in 2024, estimated at around 65,500 BTC.

As of March 13, the combined holdings of the two largest ETFs, managed by BlackRock and Fidelity Investments, amounted to over 330,000 BTC.

This figure is quintuple the quantity of Bitcoin mined during the same period, illustrating the massive scale of institutional participation in the cryptocurrency market.

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