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These 2 Remarkable Catalysts Can Send Bitcoin’s Price Up, Says Michael Saylor

By May 9, 20242 minute read

In a recent interview with journalist Natalie Brunell, Michael Saylor, the co-founder of MicroStrategy, discussed the factors that could lead to Bitcoin’s price to new heights.

As the entire crypto space is undergoing significant regulatory and institutional changes, Saylor’s insights shed light on the pivotal moments that may have shaped Bitcoin’s trajectory recently.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at ₹54,47,384 at WazirX.

Michael Saylor identified January 2024 as the dawn of a new era for Bitcoin, marking the beginning of institutional adoption of the crypto. He put an emphasis on how this milestone is closely tied to regulatory approvals and Bitcoin’s unique position in the digital asset space.

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Regulatory Approval: The First Big Catalyst

The cornerstone of Saylor’s argument revolved around the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) stance on crypto spot Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and their approvals. According to him, the SEC’s approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs would serve as the “first big catalyst” for Bitcoin’s price surge. This regulatory green light not only validates Bitcoin as an investment asset for institutional investors but also solidifies its role as a viable corporate treasury asset.

SEC’s Decision on Other Cryptos: The Second Big Catalyst

Looking ahead, Saylor predicted that the SEC’s rejection of other crypto ETF applications will be serving as the “second big catalyst” for Bitcoin’s price. By delaying the application approvals, the SEC would effectively position Bitcoin as the premier choice among cryptos, highlighting its distinctiveness and long-term viability.

Saylor’s metaphorical comparison of Bitcoin to steel in large-scale engineering projects underscores the importance of regulatory clarity in institutional investment decisions. Just as steel is the foundational material for construction projects, Bitcoin emerges as the unparalleled choice for corporate portfolios, free from any sort of replication or imitation.

SEC’s Approval Delayed on Ethereum ETFs

The timing of Saylor’s insights coincides with the crypto community’s anticipation of the SEC’s decision regarding Ethereum, the second-largest crypto by market cap. The SEC has postponed its decision for VanEck spot Ethereum ETF approvals to July 2024; this underscores the significance of regulatory clarity for Ethereum’s future prospects.

Insights by Bloomberg’s Analyst on Ethereum ETF

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas, highlights the challenges facing Ethereum’s ETF approval, citing a lack of communication between the SEC and ETF applicants. This uncertainty casts a shadow over Ethereum’s immediate ETF prospects, underscoring the importance of regulatory clarity for crypto markets.

You can watch the whole interview here.


Michael Saylor’s insights provide valuable perspective on the regulatory landscape’s impact on Bitcoin’s price trajectory. As the crypto sector awaits key regulatory decisions, the SEC’s stance on spot crypto ETFs could serve as a catalyst for Bitcoin’s next surge, solidifying its position as a foundational asset in corporate portfolios.

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Harshita Shrivastava

Harshita Shrivastava is an Associate Content Writer with WazirX. She did her graduation in E-Commerce and loved the concept of Digital Marketing. With a brief knowledge of SEO and Content Writing, she knows how to win her content game!

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