Bitcoin (BTC) experienced a 0.91% decline on Sunday, closing at $42,623, influenced by increased scrutiny on US crypto mining and comments from Senator Elizabeth Warren. The focus on crypto mining by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Senator Warren’s remarks intensified anti-crypto sentiment, potentially impacting the US digital asset space.
The EIA announced plans to survey identified crypto miners, seeking details on their energy consumption. Senator Warren emphasized the environmental impact of crypto mining and advocated for the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act. The crypto market’s regulatory landscape may be shaped by the US Presidential Election.
Despite the negative sentiment, attention remains on the BTC-spot ETF market, with updates expected upon its reopening. BTC ended the week slightly higher despite weekend losses. The ETF market recorded net inflows for six consecutive sessions, with potential impacts on buyer demand for BTC.
Market dynamics include a competitive landscape among ETF issuers, with Blackrock and Fidelity leading, while Vanguard, State Street, and Charles Schwab abstain from the BTC-spot ETF race. Technical analysis suggests bullish signals for BTC if it surpasses the $42,968 resistance level, while Ethereum (ETH) faces bearish short-term signals but remains bullish in the long term.
Investors are advised to monitor US lawmaker discussions, SEC activity, and BTC-spot ETF market updates for potential market shifts.