Bitcoin Eyes $100K Milestone Amid Weakening Ties With Stocks: Expert

As the digital currency landscape evolves, Bitcoin BTC/USD is showing potential signs of a significant price movement, with market intelligence suggesting a possible break from its correlation with traditional stock markets.

What Happened: Market intelligence firm Santiment has indicated that Bitcoin might be on the verge of a significant price surge, potentially reaching the $100,000 mark, as its correlation with traditional stock markets appears to diminish. This insight was shared in a recent video update by Santiment’s marketing director, Brian Quinlivan, The Daily Hodl reported on Friday.

"After the bad news about inflation, this could be a sign that crypto is diverging away from equities again and carving their own path. And in most extended bull runs throughout the history of crypto for 15-plus years we have seen that they most often occur when there is little to no correlation with the S&P,” Quinlivan said.

The divergence between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 was particularly noticeable following the release of new inflation data. While equities were negatively impacted by the inflation concerns, Bitcoin demonstrated resilience, bouncing back above $70,000 after an initial drop.

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The observed divergence is a rare occurrence, as the crypto market has shown a strong correlation with equities for the past two years. The fresh inflation data that rattled the stock market did not seem to have a lasting negative effect on Bitcoin, hinting at a possible decoupling and an optimistic future for the cryptocurrency’s value.

Why It Matters: Bitcoin’s resilience in the face of inflation concerns aligns with its recent surge above the $70,000 threshold. This upward trend could be indicative of the cryptocurrency’s strengthening position independent of traditional financial markets.

In January, a crypto analyst predicted that Bitcoin could hit an all-time high in under six months, drawing parallels with the S&P 500’s performance. This forecast now seems more plausible with Bitcoin’s recent decoupling from the stock market.

Furthermore, the potential inclusion of MicroStrategy Inc., the largest corporate holder of Bitcoin, into the S&P 500 could have significant implications for Bitcoin’s integration into mainstream investment portfolios.

At the time of writing this article, Bitcoin was trading at $70,665.76, according to Benzinga Pro.

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