The news about the first approvals of Bitcoin futures ETFs in the US is also likely to have boosted the Bitcoin price
The Bitcoin price rose to an average of $ 60,018 on the main trading platforms, bringing the cryptocurrency leading by market capitalization to its highest level in six months.
The leading digital asset broke through key resistance around $59,800 in early trading on Friday as news that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would finally approve the first Bitcoin (BTC) futures ETF in the U.S. led to increased purchases.
In October, the BTC/USD pair managed to gain 34,4%, thereby compensating for September’s losses of 8%. On-chain data analytics provider Glassnode found that 99.02% of all BTC wallets saw gains from Bitcoin’s rise to $60,000.
Positive news boosts Bitcoin price
The rise in the Bitcoin price to over $60,000 on Friday came amid a series of positive news in October. After the Bitcoin price fell to a low of $40,000 in late September, a series of upward moves began as the whales made the dent useto build positions.
Comments by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and SEC Chairman Gary Gensler that the United States did not intend to emulate China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies also had a positive effect on the bulls.
Cathie Wood, whose ARK Invest has submitted a proposal for a Bitcoin futures ETF, says that Institutions could raise the Bitcoin price tenfold to $ 500,000. According to the investor, an allocation of only 5% from institutions from around the world would be enough to accelerate the value of BTC towards half a million.
Although the Bitcoin price has since fallen back below the $ 60,000 mark, it is still in a positive trend with a daily profit of currently around 3%.
According to data from CoinGecko, BTC is currently changing hands at $59,320, putting the current value of the cryptocurrency about 8% below its all-time high of $64,805 recorded on April 14, 2021.