Bitcoin (BTC) experienced a significant resurgence recently, breaking through the $30,000 price point. This renewed surge came amid mounting excitement surrounding the potential approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) and the Federal Reserve’s signals of a potential halt to interest rate hikes. The cryptocurrency swiftly recorded a substantial 3.7% increase in its price over the past 24 hours, defying the rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yield, which gained six basis points to reach 4.97%. 

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The initial push past the $30,000 mark was largely attributed to unverified news reports suggesting that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had approved BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin ETF application. Traders and market participants took these reports at face value, resulting in a Bitcoin price surge. However, their hopes were dashed when BlackRock issued a statement refuting the reports, clarifying that their ETF application was still under review. This immediate reversal caused Bitcoin’s value to plummet by 8%, slipping below the $27,000 mark.

Despite this temporary setback, the cryptocurrency market continues to buzz with anticipation regarding the possible approval of a spot-based Bitcoin ETF in the United States. Many experts believe such a development could be a significant bullish catalyst, potentially driving Bitcoin’s value higher.

Market experts and analysts speculate that approval for a Bitcoin ETF may come either late in 2023 or early in 2024. Advocates for such a product have been striving to launch it since 2013 but with limited success. Some bullish projections suggest that if BlackRock’s ETF application is greenlit, Bitcoin’s price could experience substantial surges, possibly reaching levels between $42,000 and $56,000 based on expected $50 billion investment inflows cited by Matrix Report.

What’s Next With Current BTC Price? 

As the Bitcoin price climbs, with the $30,000 milestone behind it, the following notable target is $35,000. Crypto analyst Tung has suggested that Bitcoin could embark on a gradual ascent towards $60,000 in the coming year and subsequently undergo a parabolic surge, potentially reaching heights around $200,000. These predictions draw on historical market cycles and serve as a reference for assessing Bitcoin’s future performance.

While the outlook for Bitcoin remains uncertain, its past cycles have often provided reliable indicators of its potential performance. However, it’s worth noting that despite the positive sentiment seen in this ‘Uptober’ rally, there is still the possibility of a pullback if sellers maintain control around the $30,000 level, potentially retesting the $28,000 mark.

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Qadir Ak is the founder of Coinpedia. He has over a decade of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2010. He has also interviewed a few prominent experts within the cryptocurrency space.