Bitcoin (BTC) Shoots 7% Above $54,000 Despite Weakening Equity Market And Rising Bond Yield

Bhushan Akolkar Bitcoin News published March 9, 2021 | modified March 9, 2021

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Bitcoin (BTC) Shoots 7% Above $54,000 Despite Weakening Equity Market And Rising Bond Yield

In a strong push northwards, Bitcoin (BTC) is up 7.5% today moving past $54,000 levels and regaining a $1 trillion market cap. At press time, BTC is trading at a price of $54,386 with a market cap of $1.014 trillion.

 While Bitcoin, and the overall crypto space, is popular for following the trends in the equity market, it seems to be opposite momentum this time. Despite some weak cues in the equity market and rising bond yields on the other end, the risk-asset has managed to hold well its position above $50K.

With the US 10-year treasury yield staying above 1.5%, the equity markets have turned jittery. However, Bitcoin (BTC) has shown strong resilience to this market momentum. Interesting, Bitcoin (BTC) has also shown resilience to the drop in the hedge assets like Gold which recently touched a 38-week low of $1730.

After tanking to $47,000 twice last week, Bitcoin seems to have entered a strong consolidation holding $45K as strong support levels as mentioned by Bitcoin analyst Willy Woo.

On Sunday, March 7, Glassnode founder Rafael Schultze-Kraft spotted a huge on-chain volume wall of $1.2 million when Bitcoin was consolidating in the price between $46.6k and $48.6k.

 

On the other hand, the Bitcoin network has registered high activity so far in 2021. On average, the Bitcoin (BTC) network has settled more than $10 billion USD in daily volumes, reports Glassnode.  

On the other hand, Bitcoin (BTC) supply at exchanges continues to march downwards. Over 35K Bitcoin have been withdrawn over the last week from crypto exchanges, reports Glassnode.  

Corporate Money Continues to Flow Into Bitcoin

The recent Bitcoin price rally comes following two big announcements of corporate investments. On Sunday, March 7, Chinese software giant Meitu announced a $40 million combined investment in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

On Monday, March 8, Norwegian energy giant Aker ASA pledged $58 million investment into Bitcoin via its newly floated entity SeeTee.

It seems that Tesla’s entry into Bitcoin has created a domino effect pulling other corporates towards it. Now with Asian and European companies joining, we can see more players putting their reserve cash into BTC.

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Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.
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