Bitcoin Miner Prices Likely to Keep Stressing Crypto Sector

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Aaron Goldstein
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Strategists at JP Morgan warned this week that miners can create pressure on the price of Bitcoin.

Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou led the group that issued the stark warning on Friday.

“Offloading of Bitcoins by miners, in order to meet ongoing costs or to delever, could continue into Q3 if their profitability fails to improve. That offloading has likely already weighed on prices in May and June, though there is a risk that this pressure could continue,” the strategists wrote.

As of Friday, miners had dumped an amount of 18,251 BTC equivalent to $391,984,027.

Bitcoin had stabilized in recent days, sitting right around $21100 late Saturday morning EST. 

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