The Bitcoin price currently remains in a vulnerable position. Meanwhile, recent on-chain data suggests that Bitcoin whales are accumulating, but contrary to popular rumors, BlackRock isn’t among them. Meanwhile, analysts are divided on whether the worst is behind for Bitcoin’s price.
However, the waters are muddied by rumors surrounding BlackRock’s involvement. Speculation has been rife that BlackRock has been suppressing Bitcoin prices to buy cheap. But these claims are unfounded. “Many individuals don’t realize that BlackRock would require actual Bitcoin to back their Spot ETF. They might have already purchased their Bitcoin months ago when prices were lower,” is a statement that’s been debunked.
The reality is that BlackRock, being a financial behemoth managing people’s money, undergoes audits every three months. This means they can’t hide Bitcoin purchases from auditors. If they were to invest in Bitcoin, it would be through an exchange-traded fund.
In fact, BlackRock has already shown interest in the space by investing in Bitcoin mining stocks and MicroStrategy as a proxy. Remarkably, BlackRock is a major shareholder in 4 out of the 5 largest Bitcoin mining companies.
He further emphasized the prevailing market apathy, pointing to the lowest aggregated trading volume since 2020, the dwindling Google search trends for Bitcoin at multi year lows and realized volatility, implied volatility, weekly Bollinger Bands all near record lows.
However, the simultaneous decline in both buy-side and sell-side volumes is a cause for concern, suggesting a market that’s currently directionless. “The declining sell-side volume coupled with a lackluster buyer volume is concerning. Without a volume breakout, neither from sellers nor buyers, the market lacks momentum,” the analyst states.
At press time, BTC traded at $25,734.