In recent Bitcoin news, the creator of the cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto, has been back in the spotlight. A recent email and the resurgence of an X account allegedly associated with Nakamoto attracted the crypto community’s attention, an event that could impact BTC’s price action.
As of this writing, Bitcoin trades at $27,600 after hitting a 24-hour high of $28,500 and losing momentum. The cryptocurrency rallied back to these highs, but a spike in selling pressure killed the upside price action in the short term.
Bitcoin News Around Satoshi Nakamoto To Impact BTC Price?
Two Bitcoin news associated with Satoshi Nakamoto, the re-emergence of the satoshi handle on social media X, and an email sent to computer scientist Wei Dai have been making the rounds. Only two of these events are genuinely linked to the Bitcoin inventor: the email where Nakamoto expresses admiration for Dai.
One of the few living scientists referenced in the Bitcoin Whitepaper, Dai’s contribution to the invention of digital currencies with the creation of b-money. This page, along with Adam Back’s Hashcash, was one of the precedents for what later became the Bitcoin network.
The crypto community has celebrated the emergence of this historical document. As for the other event, the re-activation of the satoshi handle has attracted negative attention.
The account has been linked to potential fraudulent activity, turned into a meme, and even linked to suspicious individuals within the crypto space. One analyst even linked the account to a bearish event for the BTC price action.
In 2018, at the top of the Bitcoin bull run that took the cryptocurrency from its all-time high of $20,000 to fresh lows, the satoshi handle posted a link allegedly pointing to the Bitcoin Whitepaper. After that, the cryptocurrency’s price crashed to $3,100, as seen in the image below.
Bitcoin Price Analysis, Bearish Momentum To Extend?
The Bitcoin price action and the re-emergence of this X account seem unrelated and more likely classified into the series of memes coming out of the event. However, the price of the cryptocurrency shows signs of further losses.
As NewsBTC reported yesterday, based on data from QCP Capital, the recent rally was driven by seasonality and the approval of an Ethereum futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US. The second of these events has been proven to operate as a bearish catalyzer for the crypto market. The trading firm said:
We would even go further to say a futures-only ETF is arguably detrimental to spot price – as it potentially directs demand away from the spot market into a synthetic market.
Cover image from Unsplash, chart from Tradingview