Bitcoin has been moving sideways as the rest of the crypto market, especially Ethereum and the DeFi sector, show strength. The first cryptocurrency by market cap needs to make a decisive move to break out of its current range but could face downside in the short term, some recent reports claim.
BTC moving sideways in the daily chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview
Banking giant JP Morgan released a report written by its strategists Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou on the alleged bearish signals caused by the coming Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares unlocking. The analyst expects this event to be a headwind for Bitcoin during July.
This investment product allows its holders to sell their GBTC shares only after a 6-month lockdown period. Panigirtzoglou expects investors to liquidate their shares worth around 140,000 BTC worth of shares. Thus, they will create selling pressure in an already weaken BTC’s price.
one thing we haven’t discussed yet – the grayscale $GBTC unlock schedule is