JP Morgan analysts project Bitcoin/USD price will drop to $42,000 after halving

JPM in a crypto note, looking for a lower BTC price once bitcoin-halving-induced euphoria subsides after April. In brief:

  • the halving event will reduce Bitcoin miners’ rewards from currently 6.25 BTC per block to 3.125 BTC
  • this will
    negatively impact miners’ profitability
  • will lead to a higher bitcoin
    production cost, and the bitcoin production cost
    influences its price
  • “The bitcoin
    production cost has empirically acted as a lower bound for bitcoin
    prices. The central point of our
    estimated production cost range stands at $26,500 currently, which
    would mechanically double post halving event to $53,000.”
  • is a possibility of a 20% decline in the Bitcoin
    network’s hashrate post halving,
  • mainly because of less efficient rigs
    exiting mining operations due to reduced profitability
  • which would lower the central point of the estimated production cost
    range to $42,000, based on an electricity cost

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