5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Surpasses $50,000 First Time Since May: CryptoQuant Data

5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Surpasses $50,000 First Time Since May: CryptoQuant Data

Earlier today, the flagship cryptocurrency paid a visit to the $50,000 level for the first time since May 15. A CryptoQuant-verified analyst offers five likely reasons that may have triggered this rise of the Bitcoin price.

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Reasons that have likely triggered Bitcoin recovery

Analyst who goes by the name @darek_sc on Twitter has assumed that five reasons may have caused Bitcoin to recapture the $50,000 price mark earlier today.

He mentions a recovery of the Bitcoin hashrate after the recent crypto mining ban several Chinese provinces (key local energy hubs), weak hands selling Bitcoin at a loss and Fear and Greed index showing extreme fear.

The analyst also included the short squeeze on the Bitcoin futures market that took place between July 21 and July 26 and the large-scale Bitcoin purchases on centralized crypto exchanges. The last reason is that cryptocurrency miners have eased their selling pressure on the BTC market starting from May 17.

The analyst now expects the leading crypto to retest the price range in the $48,000-$49,000 area and then surge above the $51,000 level to try and set a new high above $57,000.

PayPal is set to offer crypto to its UK users

As reported by U.Today earlier on Monday, the US-based payments giant PayPal intends to allow its UK customers to buy Bitcoin and three other top cryptos (Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash) in the near future.

At the moment, the company is closely collaborating with the regulators in the UK to get a permission to fulfill its promises regarding crypto.

In October last year, PayPal announced that it allowed US clients to purchase the aforementioned coins and store them on their accounts within the PayPal’s network only, withdrawals to other wallets or exchanges were not allowed.

This year, PayPal planned to enable customers to use crypto for buying goods and services via 26 million+ merchants via its Venmo app largely favored by millennial audience.

In May this year, PayPal announced that it would soon allow its crypto holders to withdraw their digital currencies.