Samson Mow, the chief executive at Jan3, recently spoke to Forbes about the latest Bitcoin halving and its potential to catalyze what he refers to as the “Omega candles” – significant price movements that could elevate Bitcoin to the $1 million mark. According to Mow, halvings ensure a controlled distribution of Bitcoin, maintaining scarcity and value. Related Reading: Standard Chartered Reaffirms $150,000 Bitcoin Price Target By Year-End The Mechanics Of Halving And Its Market Implications Samson Mow detailed in the interview with Forbes the mechanics behind Bitcoin halvings—a critical process built into Bitcoin’s framework by its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Omega Candle in sight! Omega Candle in sight! The #halving is proof that this system works, but it also means a supply shock is coming for any parties looking to buy large amounts of #Bitcoin. Check out @Excellion‘s comments on the recent halving in this @Forbes article by… pic.twitter.com/xp23ulxQIJ — JAN3 (@JAN3com) April 22, 2024 This mechanism is designed to halve the block rewards given to miners every 210,000 blocks, or approximately every four years, reducing the reward by 50%. So far, the most recent halving has reduced the reward for mining from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC per mined block. However, initially, miners received 50 BTC per block. Still, due to the halvings, this amount has decreased over time to manage inflation and extend the mining lifecycle of Bitcoin’s capped supply of 21 million coins. If not for these halvings, the total supply of Bitcoin would have already been mined. In the same discussion, Mow highlighted the significant impact of newly approved spot-based Bitcoin ETFs, which received SEC approval earlier this year. He believes these ETFs, combined with the reduced block rewards from the halving, could precipitate a “supply shock” in the BTC market. Mow further speculated on the occurrence of what he calls “Omega candles”—large price movement events in the Bitcoin market. He noted that even before the recent halving, the daily demand for Bitcoin was significantly outstripping supply, predicting these Omega candles as almost certain events due to their high volatility and substantial price changes. Mow views these developments as marking the beginning of a new era for Bitcoin, coinciding with its next, or fifth, halving in the coming four years. Bitcoin Bright Future And Market Performance Regarding positive sentiment on Bitcoin, Geoff Kendrick of Standard Chartered also supports this bullish outlook, projecting substantial inflows into BTC akin to those experienced by gold with the advent of gold ETFs. Kendrick suggests that the maturation of the spot ETF market could channel between $50 and $100 billion into BTC. However, despite the post-halving price not reaching the anticipated heights, BTC has demonstrated resilience and potential for considerable growth. Meanwhile, analysts remain confident, predicting significant long-term value increases. For instance, Michael Sullivan’s analysis suggests a possible reach of $245,000 by 2029 if BTC maintains a 30% compound annual growth rate, underlining the optimistic projections shared by several market experts. Related Reading: Bitcoin Price Extends Increase, Why Dips Turned Attractive In Short-Term This optimism is further supported by recent trends, including a 7.1% increase in Bitcoin’s price over the last week, which indicates a possible recovery on the horizon. Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView
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