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Bitcoin begins this year with cautious growth, wobbling on the edge of declining again. Nevertheless, many experts are optimistic about its prospects.
Most analysts are confident that the first cryptocurrency will rise this month. Crypto market experts agree that the first month of the new year will lay the foundation for Bitcoin’s growth. According to preliminary calculations, it is likely to grow during the first quarter of 2022. This is facilitated by the activity on the part of institutional investors.
For the last seven years, the years 2020 and 2021 turned out to be the most favorable for the cryptocurrency industry. Bitcoin’s price growth during the reporting period was 22%. It can be recalled that from 2015 to 2019, January was characterized by a decline for BTC. According to preliminary estimates, the average decline in digital assets over the years was 17%. At the same time, the average market rate of Bitcoin did not exceed $ 29,000 in early January 2021. The peak price of the leading crypto asset reached $69,000 in November 2021. Later, BTC collapsed by 53%, to $ 28,805. Fortunately, buyers regained their previous losses during the second quarter of the past year, although Bitcoin failed to retain its recovered positions after that. By the end of 2021, the yield of the first cryptocurrency was 72%.
The digital asset ended at around $47,500 during the previous year. On Monday, the BTC/USD pair was around the level of $46,921. It should be noted that at the end of December 2021, Bitcoin was trading at $ 46,300, unsuccessfully trying to rise. Over the past month, it decreased by 19%, which turned out to be one of the worst results since December 2011.
The first cryptocurrency started to fall when the Fed announced its decision to curtail the asset purchase program. The Fed’s course of tightening monetary policy hit Bitcoin hard, which plunged noticeably and remained in a downward trend until the end of 2021.
It is usually cautious in the first month of the new year since traditionally, January is not considered a very positive month for this cryptocurrency. Many analysts fear the onset of the crypto winter, during which BTC will lose the major share of its value. In the event of a strong correction of risky assets, experts warn that it will decline to $ 10,000. Three factors can act as a catalyst for the crypto winter: a decrease in the activity of institutional investors, the introduction of national cryptocurrencies (CBDC) by many countries, and the struggle of regulators with the revolutionary blockchain technology sector – GameFi.
However, most experts expect an upward turn in the industry and believe in Bitcoin’s prospects. This is facilitated by the high restorative power of Bitcoin and the belief in innovative means of payment as the money of the future. The short and medium-term planning horizon for Bitcoin is also encouraging. Under favorable circumstances, experts summarize that it may be in the range of $72,000 – $75,000 in the first half of 2022.
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