Global investment bank JPMorgan has noted that SEC approval of a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could “put severe downward pressure on bitcoin prices.” Conversely, Standard Chartered Bank sees “price upside” related to such an approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In other news, a solo bitcoin miner has snagged a block reward with just 0.0004% of the network’s hashpower. This and more just below, in the latest Bitcoin.com News Week in Review.
JPMorgan: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Could Put ‘Severe Downward Pressure on Bitcoin Prices’
Global investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned that the approval of spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could “put severe downward pressure on bitcoin prices.” The bank’s analysts estimate that billions of dollars could exit the crypto market after Grayscale Investments converts its bitcoin trust (GBTC) into a spot bitcoin ETF.
With Just 0.0004% of Bitcoin’s Hashpower, Solo Miner’s 2 PH/S Effort Secures Block Reward
On November 26, 2023, a stroke of remarkable luck befell a solo miner when they discovered block 818,588, verifying a total of 4,193 transactions. This achievement garnered the miner a total of 6.887 BTC, inclusive of the 6.25 BTC subsidy and transaction fees.
Standard Chartered Anticipates Bitcoin Reaching $100,000 Sooner Than Expected
Standard Chartered Bank has doubled down on its bitcoin price forecast of $100,000 next year with increased optimism on the timing. “We now expect more price upside to materialize before the halving than we previously did, specifically via the earlier-than-expected introduction of U.S. spot [bitcoin] ETFs,” the bank’s analyst described.
Blackrock Pushes to Use In-Kind Creation Method for Spot Bitcoin ETF: Report
Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has reportedly pushed for using the in-kind creation method for its bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), diverging from the cash creation model favored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to reports, Blackrock and other spot bitcoin ETF applicants recently met to discuss their applications with the SEC.
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