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Bitcoin Surges: What Might Spark a Fresh Crypto Rally?

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Cryptocurrency Rally Faces Challenges: Bitcoin and Altcoins Gain, But Fed Policy Shift Needed

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were on the rise on Friday, with Bitcoin gaining 3.6% over the last 24 hours to reach $63,015. Despite hitting a record high near $74,000 in mid-March, the price of Bitcoin has dropped since then. One of the factors weighing on prices is the selling of excess Bitcoin by miners on the open market to smooth out their earnings, coupled with a pause in global liquidity growth.

Marathon Digital, a prominent Bitcoin miner, reported its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, revealing challenges such as equipment malfunctions and weather disruptions. Despite these obstacles, the company disclosed a significant quarterly gain on digital assets, indicating that miners and other cryptocurrency holders have still benefited from Bitcoin’s surge this year.

Looking ahead, experts like Rennick Palley, founding partner at Stratos, believe that a shift in monetary policy, particularly a more accommodative stance from the Federal Reserve, is needed to sustain the rally in Bitcoin. Palley predicts that Bitcoin will continue to perform well if such measures are implemented.

In addition to Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies were also experiencing gains, with Ether, Cardano, Polygon, and Dogecoin all seeing positive movements in their prices. The overall positive trend in the cryptocurrency market suggests that investors remain optimistic about the future of digital assets.

For more information on this topic, you can reach out to Adam Clark at adam.clark@barrons.com.

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