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Bitcoin hits lowest point since February while stocks reach record highs

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Bitcoin Sinks for Fourth Consecutive Session Amid Crypto Selloff

Bitcoin’s value continues to plummet, marking the fourth consecutive trading session of losses in the volatile cryptocurrency market. The digital asset dropped by as much as 8.1% to reach its lowest point since February, trading at around $54,190 on Friday in Singapore. This downward trend is part of a broader crypto selloff that stands in stark contrast to the recent record highs seen in global stock markets.

Investors and speculators in the crypto space are facing a myriad of challenges, including diminishing demand for US Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, government auctions of seized tokens, and uncertainty surrounding the impact of political instability in the United States. Additionally, the administrators of the defunct Mt. Gox exchange are gradually returning a significant amount of Bitcoin to creditors, raising concerns about potential sell-offs that could further depress prices.

Meanwhile, the correlation between Bitcoin and global stocks is weakening, with MSCI Inc.’s stock index hovering near all-time highs. This divergence raises questions about whether the risk aversion seen in the crypto market is an isolated phenomenon or a harbinger of caution in mainstream investments as well.

Stefan von Haenisch, head of trading at OSL SG Pte, noted a lack of excitement in the crypto markets and highlighted the need for more accommodative monetary policies from the Federal Reserve to stimulate interest in digital assets. With investors eagerly awaiting US jobs data for clues on future Fed actions, the outlook for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remains uncertain.

The recent liquidation of over $800 million in bullish crypto bets has added to the downward pressure on prices, with concerns about poor weekend liquidity exacerbating market movements. As Bitcoin miners grapple with the financial impact of the halving event in April, the $51,000-$52,000 range is seen as a critical level where many miners may reach their break-even point.

Overall, the crypto market’s struggles underscore the ongoing volatility and uncertainty in the digital asset space, with potential implications for both investors and the broader financial markets.

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