Bitcoin Claims ATH and It’s All Thanks to Dune… Probably

Bitcoin’s price surges to a new all-time high, coinciding with the release of the latest Dune movie.

In the Dune part two movie a hand made of sand trying to catch a bitcoin going into space.
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  • Bitcoin has recently surged to a new all-time high.
  • An interesting correlation has emerged between Bitcoin’s price movements and the Dune franchise.
  • Correlation does not imply causation, but the timing of these events has been intriguing.

The cryptocurrency world witnessed a surge in Bitcoin’s price on March 5, 2024, reaching a new all-time high, albeit briefly. While the cause for this is most likely due to institutional interest and the upcoming halving, an interesting correlation has emerged between Bitcoin’s price movements and the announcements and release dates of the Dune franchise.

Dune Movie and Bitcoin Price

It’s important to note that correlation does not imply causation. However, the timing of these events is undeniably intriguing. The first movie in the recently revamped Dune series secured television rights in 2016, began filming in February 2017, and was officially announced in December of the same year. 


Around this time, Bitcoin experienced a significant price increase to its all-time high of $19,892. While one occurrence could be coincidental, the pattern continued with the release of the first Dune movie. 

A Bitcoin Price Chart Showing the Correlation With the Release of Dune: Source CoinMarketCap.
A Bitcoin Price Chart Showing the Correlation With the Release of Dune: Source CoinMarketCap

Initially scheduled for a late 2020 release, the film’s premiere was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It eventually hit theaters in the United States on October 22, 2021, just 19 days before Bitcoin reached one of its longer-standing all-time highs.

Dune: Part 2 Continues the Trend

The trend seemingly continued with Dune: Part 2. Originally slated for a November 3, 2023 release, the movie faced delays due to Hollywood labor disputes. It eventually premiered on March 1, 2024, four days before Bitcoin’s latest peak.

While it’s important to avoid attributing any causal power to the Dune franchise, the near-perfect alignment of its release dates with Bitcoin’s all-time highs is undeniably interesting. It has sparked discussions within the cryptocurrency community.

On the Flipside

  • The correlation between Bitcoin’s price movements and the Dune franchise is purely coincidental, and there is no substantial statistical evidence to suggest a causal relationship.
  • While the correlation is intriguing, it is essential to remember that correlation does not equal causation.

Why This Matters

While this correlation is likely a humorous coincidence, it highlights the sometimes unpredictable nature of the cryptocurrency market and the potential for unexpected factors to influence price movements.


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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.