Purchases from China grow on Bitcoin
Purchases from China grow on Bitcoin
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Purchases from China grow on Bitcoin

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 23 Dec 2021

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While 2021 saw a heavy sell-off from Asian markets towards cryptocurrencies, in the last days of the year, it seems that investors from China are slowly returning to buying Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. 

Sell-off ended

The days of last Monday and Tuesday saw a big movement by large Asian investors towards digital assets that pushed the market upwards and allowed Bitcoin’s prices to surpass $49,000 again. 

According to experts, this could mean that the sell-off following the decision of Chinese authorities to ban cryptocurrencies would come to an end

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency lender Babel wrote in its latest weekly newsletter:

“After Huobi completed its final exit from China last week, selling pressure from Asia seems to be slowing down considerably.” 

Bitcoin purchases in China

Bobby Lee, the founder of the BTC China exchange, said the Chinese don’t care about the political aspects of Bitcoin.  

“What they care about is income: can Bitcoin make me money now?”   

Now that China’s economic growth engine has slowed down, it’s likely that a conservative asset like Bitcoin could once again interest investors beyond the ban imposed by the authorities. 

Many are using alternative solutions to buy cryptocurrency outside of traditional exchanges; numerous people in these months are using digital wallet solutions such as Metamask that is usually used to exchange NFT but can also be used to trade cryptocurrencies when needed. 

As if to say that China’s ban on digital asset-related activities, as was the case in 2017, could ultimately result in much fewer adverse effects on cryptocurrencies than you might think. 

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Bitcoin trading increases in China

Volatility in the markets

Certainly, we are seeing a lot of volatility in the Asian markets, also determined by exogenous situations such as the heavy crack of the real estate giant Evergrande, which led to a great nervousness in the Chinese markets. 

“General confidence in cryptocurrencies is still high, and market sentiment is returning as we saw a general higher risk appetite on Monday. The effect of Omicron seems much milder than the market has digested.” 

Edison Pun, the senior market analyst at Saxo Markets in Hong Kong, told Bloomberg.

More liquidity in the market

Another major factor that could affect the Chinese appetite to invest in Bitcoin in the coming year is the Central Bank’s decision to announce a cut in its prime rate on one-year loans, from 3.85 percent to 3.8 percent. That’s the first cut since May 2019. 

Interest rate cuts tend to inject liquidity into the economy and consequently, as already seen in the USA, raise the level of inflation. Therefore, it is quite understandable that instruments such as pro-Bitcoin and Ethereum considered value reserves and anti-inflation instruments can react positively in the short and medium-term. 

That’s why in the last few days, Samson Mow, CSO of BlockStream, a blockchain software company, has predicted that the quotations of Bitocin can reach 100,000 dollars in 2022, thanks to the return of Chinese investors. 

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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