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2023-12-01 12:48 PM

Bitcoin Eyes $40,000 Amid Halving Event, ETF Approval Hopes

  • Bitcoin Nears Halving Event: Bitcoin is approaching its fourth halving event, scheduled for April 17, 2024, potentially impacting its scarcity and value.
  • Anticipation of Spot Bitcoin ETF Approvals: Investors and financial advisors are eagerly awaiting the approval of Spot Bitcoin ETFs, which could increase Bitcoin's exposure and credibility.
  • Predicted Price Rally to $40,000: Analysts predict that Bitcoin's price is likely to rally to the $40,000 mark, influenced by the halving event and ETF expectations.
By Nonhlanhla

In the cryptocurrency sector, Bitcoin is nearing its pivotal fourth halving event, projected for April 17, 2024. This, along with the anticipation of Spot Bitcoin ETF approvals, is likely to propel Bitcoin towards the $40,000 (approximately ZAR 747,200) price target.

Bitcoin’s Halving and Spot ETF Approval Anticipation

Bitcoin’s halving events are vital for countering inflation and ensuring scarcity. The asset is currently approximately 20,780 blocks away from its next halving. The potential approval of Spot Bitcoin ETFs is creating buzz among investors and financial advisors.

MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Holdings

MicroStrategy recently expanded its Bitcoin holdings by purchasing 16,130 bitcoins at an average price of $36,785 (around ZAR 687,501) per token. The firm’s total holding is now 174,530 BTC, worth nearly $5.28 billion (approximately ZAR 98.66 billion), with an average acquisition cost of $30,252 (about ZAR 565,514) per Bitcoin.

Technical Analysis and Bitcoin’s Price Trajectory

Bitcoin is maintaining stability above $38,000 (approximately ZAR 710,184), with analysts predicting a surge towards the $40,000 (around ZAR 747,200) mark. Crypto analyst CryptoKaleo sees this as a key target, while analyst Alex RTB (@rutradebtc) notes a bullish pattern in Bitcoin’s price chart.

These developments are significant for South African crypto enthusiasts, underscoring the potential impact of global events like Bitcoin’s halving and ETF approvals on local investment strategies. The situation presents opportunities for investors to align their portfolios with these anticipated market trends.

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Nonhlanhla P Dube is a senior news reporter. Nonhlanhla is a student of International Relations at the University of South Africa. She reports primarily on personal finance and economics. You can contact her on: Email:

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