In a significant milestone, Bitcoin surged to $39,000 per coin today, a peak not seen since April 2022. The resurgence of the largest digital coin by market capitalization comes amid growing anticipation surrounding the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The figures released by Coinbase, America’s leading crypto exchange, revealed that Bitcoin touched $39,000 at 11:30 am Eastern Time, marking a notable surge. However, the coin has slightly retracted and is currently trading at $38,777, as per the latest data.
Despite this minor dip, Bitcoin has showcased a remarkable increase of nearly 3% within the last 24 hours and an impressive surge of over 12% throughout the month. Analysts attribute this renewed interest to the wave of applications from major Wall Street firms seeking SEC approval for a spot Bitcoin ETF.
The potential approval of such an investment vehicle holds promise for traditional investors as it would offer a regulated and secure avenue to engage with the cryptocurrency market. Analysts speculate that this move could trigger a significant influx of capital into the digital asset ecosystem.
Bloomberg Intelligence analysts have weighed in on this development, expressing optimism about the approval of one of the applications by January 10. This anticipated regulatory green light could potentially reshape the landscape for Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market, marking a pivotal moment in mainstream adoption and investor participation.