Bitcoin (BTC) Regains $66K Following Bullish ETF Data

Bitcoin (BTC) rose to past $66,000 early Friday, reversing Thursday’s pullback below $65,000. At the time of writing, it was priced around $66,440, 0.4% higher than 24 hours ago, while the CoinDesk 20 Index (CD20), which offers a measurement of the wider digital asset market, was up about 1.4%. Inflows into spot bitcoin ETFs turned positive again this week, recording additions for four consecutive days. This week has also seen numerous big-name institutional players disclose sizable BTC ETF holdings. Morgan Stanley, for example, revealed a $269.9 million investment in Grayscale’s…

Hidden Forces Behind Bitcoin Price: Insights From On-Chain Data

Leading on-chain analyst James Check, popularly known as Checkmatey, has recently delved into the intricacies of Bitcoin’s market dynamics, offering a detailed on-chain data analysis that sheds light on the forces driving Bitcoin prices. His latest insights highlight a period he describes as “Quiet and Trending,” suggesting a robust underpinning despite significant sell-side pressures and shifts in volatility. Bitcoin Follows The Stair-Stepping Rally-Consolidation-Rally Pattern Since December, Bitcoin has experienced substantial sell-side pressure, with over 1.5 million BTC being sold. “Around 30% of this came out of GBTC, but the rest…

Car rental manager fined after unlawfully obtaining customer data

A former Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited (“Enterprise Rent-A-Car”) has been ordered to pay a fine after admitting he illegally obtained customer data between 18 March 2019 and 1 April 2019. Initial concerns were raised after Shairaz Saleem, 42, visited his workplace in West Yorkshire outside of his scheduled hours on Sunday 31 March 2019. An internal audit found he’d spent 32 minutes accessing 39 records of customer data in relation to 25 different rental branches. Following this, Enterprise Rent-A-Car conducted an internal investigation which found Saleem had…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Hits $66K After Soft Inflation Data; Solana (SOL), NEAR Lead Crypto Rally

“Investors consider this as a bullish regime shift, as it marks the first decrease in CPI inflation over the last three months,” Bitfinex analysts said in a market update. This, together with the Federal Reserve previously announcing its intention to taper the central bank’s balance sheet run-off, “is seen as a favorable print for risk assets,” Bitfinex added. Original

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Gains More Than 1% After Soft Inflation Data

The consistent slide in inflation in 2023 had most, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, coming into 2024 expecting appreciably easier monetary policy throughout the year. Instead, inflation has actual risen a bit thus far this year. Along with an economy that continues to grow, it’s put the kibosh on the thought of any imminent central bank rate cuts. Coming into Wednesday’s CPI report, the odds of a summer rate cut by the Fed were low and traders had priced in just a 50% chance of move in September, according to…

Bitcoin ($BTC) Approaches $63K Ahead of U.S. CPI Data

Bitcoin made some cautious gains on Wednesday ahead of the latest inflation data from the U.S. BTC is priced at $62,775 at the time of writing, up 1.8% in 24 hours. The wider digital market, as measured by the CoinDesk 20 Index (CD20), also ticked up, adding 0.55%. April’s U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data is due at 08:30 ET, with expectations that it will show a 3.4% year-on-year increase, slower than March’s 3.5%. Some analysts expect a softer-than-expected CPI reading could lift bitcoin above $65,000. Original

Newbie Bitcoin Whales Buying 200,000 BTC Per Week, Data Shows

On-chain data suggests demand for Bitcoin remains significant as newcomer whales in the sector have been scooping up 200,000 BTC every week. Short-Term Holder Bitcoin Whales Have Continued To Accumulate Recently As explained by CryptoQuant author Axel Adler Jr in a post on X, the demand among the short-term holder whales has decreased since the all-time high, although it still continues to remain strong. Related Reading The “short-term holders” (STHs) refer to the Bitcoin investors who have been holding onto their coins since less than 155 days ago. This cohort…

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Could Take Direction From Inflation Data This Week

Of the two, the CPI report is of more import and economists are forecasting that gauge to have risen 0.4% in April, in line with the March advance. The annual pace of headline CPI is seen slowing to 3.4% from 3.5% in March. The so-called core CPI – which strips out food and energy costs – is expected to rise 0.3% in April versus 0.4% in March, with the annual pace falling to 3.6% from 3.8%. Original