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Will Bitcoin Reach 8 Billion People After ETF Nod? Tron Founder Thinks So

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In a landmark move, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday approved the listing of 11 Spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), igniting a surge of optimism across the global crypto landscape.

This long-awaited decision, following months of anticipation and legal battles, marks a historic moment for the burgeoning asset class and paves the way for broader institutional participation.

Bitcoin Gets Positive Feedback

Crypto luminaries like Tron founder Justin Sun were quick to celebrate the news, taking to X (formerly Twitter) to declare “Happy ETF approval day” and express his belief that the cryptocurrency trend is unstoppable.

To all our amazing Bitcoin community members, a very happy ETF approval day! We’re incredibly grateful to have been on this journey with you every step of the way.🚀

— H.E. Justin Sun 孙宇晨 (@justinsuntron) January 11, 2024

Sun envisions a future where the world’s most popular crypto asset reaches the world’s eight billion people, with Asian and Chinese markets playing a pivotal role in driving adoption.

This enthusiasm echoes throughout the industry, with market observers predicting a potential Bitcoin rally fueled by the ETF approval.

The approval of Bitcoin ETF in the United States🇺🇸 demonstrates that the trend of cryptocurrencies is unstoppable. In the near future, Asian and Chinese 🇨🇳markets will also embrace this opportunity, and Bitcoin will eventually reach the world’s eight billion people.

— H.E. Justin Sun 孙宇晨 (@justinsuntron) January 11, 2024

BTC At $600,000?

Crypto analyst Michaël van de Poppe has boldly projected a price surge to $600,000 within the current market cycle. The optimism stems from the expectation that ETFs will attract institutional investors seeking exposure to Bitcoin within a familiar and regulated framework, boosting liquidity and potentially stabilizing prices.

Range is defined.
$48K has been reached, perhaps we’ll go there again with the dealflow on the ETF approval today for #Bitcoin.

Dips at $36-40K are amazing to get.

Perhaps we’ll go to $300-600K this cycle. pic.twitter.com/C0SSroiYGa

— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) January 11, 2024

Beyond the immediate excitement, the SEC’s decision carries global implications. Johnny Ng, a member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, urged the Special Administrative Region (SAR) government to take a “pioneering role” by swiftly implementing Spot Bitcoin ETFs.

This call highlights the potential domino effect of the US move, with other regional markets eager to capitalize on the burgeoning crypto market.

BTCUSD trading at $47,235 on the weekly chart: TradingView.com

However, amidst the celebration, cautious voices urge prudence. While acknowledging the significance of the ETF approval, experts point to a relatively modest price reaction in Bitcoin, suggesting that other factors or investor hesitation might be at play.

Additionally, the volatile nature of the crypto market and the ever-evolving regulatory landscape remain concerns to be addressed.

Crypto Is Here To Stay

The recent hacking incident involving the SEC’s X account, where false claims of ETF approval briefly sent Bitcoin on a rollercoaster ride, underscores the need for robust security measures as the industry matures.

Despite these challenges, the SEC’s green light for Spot BTC ETFs undoubtedly marks a significant turning point for the crypto market.

This decision opens doors for institutional involvement, potentially fuels global adoption, and sends a clear message: cryptocurrencies are here to stay and evolve.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin just blew past the $27K level, trading at $47,301, according to data from Coingecko.

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