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Amid a recent downturn in the overall cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin has seen a notable retracement, shedding nearly 10% of its value over the past week. This decline has extended further in the past 24 hours, with Bitcoin’s price currently hovering around $65,353.

Despite this market correction, sentiment among crypto enthusiasts remains surprisingly optimistic. Crypto analytics platform Santiment highlighted the prevailing confidence in the market, noting that while crypto prices have retraced, investors have a significant level of confidence regarding a potential quick recovery.

Concerning optimism, Santiment’s analysis revealed trends in social media conversations reveal a notable prevalence of positive terms related to buying and bullish sentiment, such as #buy, #buying, #bought, and #bullish, compared to negative terms like #sell, #selling, #sold, or #bearish.

📉 #Bitcoin has seen a drop to $66.4K, and #altcoins have shed much more of their market caps as prices have continued their concerning retracement to kick off April. However, the crowd is staying quite strong and showing confidence toward the prospects of a quick rebound.


— Santiment (@santimentfeed) April 2, 2024

In the past, such occurrences have often indicated possibilities for purchasing assets within the cryptocurrency market. When the general sentiment tends towards apprehension of further decline, it typically leads to smaller investors offloading their assets, which are then acquired by larger entities.

This pattern suggests that many investors perceive the current market downturn as a chance to buy rather than a cause for alarm.

BTC price is moving sideways on the 4-hour chart. Source: BTC/USDT on Bitcoin ETFs And Market Dynamics In parallel with the market retracement, spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen significant activity. Analyst Eric Balchunas has recently reported that spot Bitcoin ETFs traded at approximately $111 billion in March, tripling their volumes from the previous two months.

While Balchunas remains cautious about expecting even greater volumes in April, he doesn’t discount the possibility entirely. However, following the surge in spot ETF trading volumes last month, so far this month, spot Bitcoin ETF purchases have shown signs of waning, contributing to the current market downturn.

MARCH MADNESS: Bitcoin ETFs traded $111b in March, which is just about triple what they did in Feb and Jan. I added the months where only GBTC was on market for further context. I can’t imagine April will be bigger but who knows..

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) April 2, 2024

Recent data indicates that combined US spot Bitcoin ETFs experienced net outflows on Monday, marking a shift from the net inflows recorded throughout the previous week. Notably, Grayscale’s converted GBTC fund saw significant outflows, totaling $302.6 million, outweighing the $165.9 million inflows into BlackRock’s IBIT ETF.

Fidelity’s FBTC and Invesco’s BTCO also saw inflows, while Ark Invest 21Shares’s ARKB ETF experienced its first outflows since trading began. Despite these fluctuations, total net inflows for spot Bitcoin ETFs remain above $12 billion, reflecting continued interest in the cryptocurrency market despite recent setbacks.

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