Despite macroeconomic headwinds and regulatory crackdowns on crypto, Bitcoin is made a new high for 2023.
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has reached a new 2023 high of $25,000. The milestone comes after a surge in Bitcoin’s price over much of January.
The last time Bitcoin’s price was around $25,000 was near mid-June 2022 on its way down to between $19,000 and $21,000, where it had hovered for several months, according to data from CoinGecko.
The price of BTC however took a big dip in November following the FTX crisis, which saw it drop to a 2022 low of $15,742 on Nov. 10. 2022.
The price began to surge in early January, when the price of BTC increased over 14 consecutive days between Jan. 4-17.
That daily green candle streak was its second longest in the cryptocurrency’s 14-year history — having fallen one day short of its 15-day record in November 2013.
While BTC has had an impressive start to 2023, it is still down 63% from its all time-high (ATH) of $69,044, which was reached on Nov. 10, 2021.
Some economists such as Lyn Alden however believe that BTC’s current price surge may be relatively short-lived. The Bitcoin bull believes actions from the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely impose “considerable danger ahead” for BTC in the second half of 2023.
Meanwhile, Galaxy Digital Holdings CEO Mike Novogratz is more bullish over the short term.
Speaking at a Bank of America conference on Feb. 15, Novogratz reportedly said there’s a chance BTC could hit $30,000 by the end of March.