A prominent trader renowned for accurately predicting the peak of Bitcoin’s 2021 bull market has now projected a significant upswing for Bitcoin, suggesting that even the most steadfast bears might reconsider their stance.

This analyst, known as Pentoshi, said on social platform X that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is close to deciding on several applications for spot market Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Corroborating this sentiment, two Bloomberg analysts have indicated that the SEC will likely approve all applications for spot-based Bitcoin ETFs as soon as January.

In the lead-up to this anticipated decision, Pentoshi expects Bitcoin to experience substantial rallies, which could change the perspective of bearish traders and encourage them to join the bullish trend.

Echoing this bullish outlook, another analyst, Kaleo, has shared projections of Bitcoin’s value rising to approximately $45,000 soon, with $40,000 being a particularly strong focal point for the cryptocurrency.

While Kaleo is optimistic about Bitcoin easily surpassing the $40,000 threshold, Pentoshi anticipates some resistance around the $42,000 level. He commends investors who have maintained their belief in Bitcoin through recent market fluctuations, suggesting that their steadfastness is likely to be rewarded, especially considering the potential impact of game theory in maintaining conviction during these times.

Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, recently shared his optimistic outlook for Bitcoin on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar and Bailey Lipschultz. Swan Bitcoin, known for its dollar-cost averaging service in Bitcoin investments, is witnessing a surge in interest and trading volumes, especially with Bitcoin’s recent price rise. This trend reflects increasing investor confidence in Bitcoin.

Klippsten is particularly enthusiastic about the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF, possibly in early 2024. He believes this development could significantly enhance Bitcoin’s appeal, providing a mainstream and institutional investment channel. Moreover, he anticipates a shift in the market narrative, with a spot Bitcoin ETF helping to distinguish Bitcoin from other cryptocurrencies and refocusing market attention on it.

Highlighting the diverse demographics of Bitcoin investors, Klippsten notes the broad appeal of Bitcoin across various age groups, indicating a robust and expanding market. Contrary to its high-risk asset perception, he advocates for Bitcoin as a safe haven, particularly against monetary inflation, which could attract more conservative investors.

Despite Bitcoin’s price volatility, Klippsten suggests that Bitcoin is in the early stages of a bull market, driven by macroeconomic factors and a growing understanding of its value. He also points out Bitcoin’s legal distinction from other cryptocurrencies, which could make it a more stable and reliable investment.

Supporting Klippsten’s views, Standard Chartered, a multinational banking and financial services company, predicts Bitcoin’s value to reach $100,000 by late 2024. The bank’s forecast is buoyed by the expected approval of multiple spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. in early 2024, which could drive institutional investment in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The upcoming Bitcoin halving in mid-April 2024, expected to increase Bitcoin’s scarcity, along with its sustained dominance in the digital asset market, further reinforces its position as a reliable digital safe haven.

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