Bitcoin Struggles to Regain Footing After Double-Digit Drop

Bitcoin’s price plunged over 10% in June, sparking a search for reasons behind the decline and uncertainty about the future.

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  • The price of Bitcoin has dropped significantly and has been struggling to recover.
  • Positive economic data has failed to lift Bitcoin’s price.
  • Analysts have warned that Bitcoin could face a steeper decline.

Bitcoin’s price has been on a roller coaster ride in June, with a significant drop followed by a sluggish recovery. Since June 5, the world’s leading cryptocurrency has fallen by over 10%, dropping from $70K to its current price of around $60K. This decline has left many in the crypto community searching for answers.

Bitcoin ETF Outflows Exert Downward Pressure

One factor impacting Bitcoin’s price is the ongoing outflow from Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Lookonchain, a blockchain analytics firm, reported that on June 28 alone, nine major Bitcoin ETFs collectively saw an outflow of 4,428 Bitcoin, valued at roughly $271 million. 

Grayscale (GBTC), the leading Bitcoin ETF, spearheaded the outflows with 3,375 BTC, followed by ARK Investment’s 720 BTC. This significant selling pressure has undoubtedly influenced market dynamics, contributing to Bitcoin’s price struggles.


However, it’s important to note that not all Bitcoin ETFs are shedding their holdings. While some are selling, others are still accumulating. Lookonchain’s data also reveals a net inflow of 596 Bitcoin, valued at around $36.49 million, across various ETFs. This indicates a more nuanced picture within the ETF market, with some investors taking advantage of the lower prices to buy.

Bitcoin’s Muted Response to Cooling Inflation

The recent release of U.S. inflation data offered a glimmer of hope for Bitcoin bulls. The core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index rose at an annual rate of 2.6% in May. This represents the lowest increase since March 2021, with the monthly core PCE showing a meager rise of just 0.1%, the slowest since November 2023. 

Historically, Bitcoin has sometimes benefited from periods of lower inflation. However, the cryptocurrency’s price has remained relatively unmoved by this positive inflation development, continuing to hover around the $60,000 mark.


However, recent actions by the U.S. government are adding to the overall market unease. A government-linked address transferred a relatively small amount, 11.84 BTC worth approximately $726,000, to a new address. 

While seemingly insignificant on its own, this transaction has sparked speculation about the government’s potential future moves regarding Bitcoin. The fear of large-scale government sell-offs can create anxiety among investors, potentially prompting them to offload their holdings and further pressuring Bitcoin’s price downward.

Is Bitcoin Vulnerable to Further Decline?

Market analyst Willy Woo has expressed concern about Bitcoin’s weakening support around the $60,000 mark. Woo warns that a failure to hold this level could trigger a significant bearish trend, potentially driving the price down to $54,000. 

Woo attributes the recent price retests near $58,000 to liquidations of leveraged positions and selling pressure from miners. This suggests that the market may not be fully out of the woods yet and could be susceptible to further price drops if these underlying issues aren’t addressed.

Bitcoin’s price recovery remains elusive, with several factors contributing to the current sluggishness. While some market forces offer potential reasons for optimism, others continue to cast a shadow of uncertainty. Only time will tell whether Bitcoin can weather this storm and reclaim its lost ground.

On the Flipside

  • Market analyst predictions are inherently subjective, and alternative technical analysis could suggest different price targets.
  • Bitcoin has survived previous price drops and recovered. The current weakness could be a consolidation period before another upswing.

Why This Matters

This confluence of events, outflows from major Bitcoin ETFs, muted response to positive inflation data, and government activity sparking sell-off fears, paints a picture of a crypto market struggling to find direction. Bitcoin price action impacts the entire crypto market, so its current sluggishness and potential for further decline are of concern to the broader crypto community.

This article discusses a dormant Bitcoin whale transferring a significant amount of Bitcoin and what it means for the market:
Dormant Bitcoin Whale Shifts $61.55M BTC to Coinbase

Bitcoin ETFs have been on a rollercoaster ride lately, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Find out about it here:
Bitcoin ETFs Clamp Minor Gains as BTC Teases Recovery

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

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.