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Giorno: 24 | Ora: 21:02 Il prezzo del Bitcoin scende bruscamente dopo l'annuncio della restituzione di oltre 140.000 BTC ai clienti di Mt. Gox che avevano subito un furto nel 2014. Il prezzo è sceso del 5% nelle ultime 24 ore, raggiungendo il suo livello più basso da inizio maggio. Tuttavia, gli esperti ritengono che la vendita di questi Bitcoin non avrà un impatto significativo sul mercato, in quanto molti creditori potrebbero decidere di tenere le loro monete a causa dell'incremento del valore del Bitcoin nel corso degli anni. Inoltre, sembra che molti dei fondi di risarcimento siano interessati ad accumulare Bitcoin a prezzi scontati anziché a fare trading veloce per ottenere un profitto.

The price of Bitcoin has sharply declined after the announcement of the return of over 140,000 BTC to Mt. Gox customers who were victims of theft in 2014. The price has dropped by 5% in the last 24 hours, reaching its lowest level since early May. However, experts believe that the sale of these Bitcoins will not have a significant impact on the market, as many creditors may choose to hold onto their coins due to the increase in Bitcoin's value over the years. Furthermore, it appears that many of the compensation funds are interested in accumulating Bitcoin at discounted prices rather than engaging in quick trading for profit.


Bitcoin (BTC) is leading crypto prices sharply lower Monday after the trustee for the defunct Mt. Gox crypto exchange said it will begin returning more than 140,000 BTC in July to clients whose assets were stolen in a 2014 hack.

At press time, bitcoin was trading at $60,700, down more than 5% over the past 24 hours and at its weakest level since the beginning of May. Ether (ETH) was lower by similar amount as was the broader CoinDesk 20 Index.

Read more: Mt. Gox to Begin Repayments in July; BTC Slides Under $61K

Those selling today are contemplating the effect of more than 140,000 bitcoin hitting the market in less than one month. Putting that number in perspective, it would be just less than the immediate liquidation of Fidelity's spot bitcoin ETF, which at last check held 167,375 bitcoin.

"We think fewer coins will be distributed than people think and that it will cause less bitcoin sell pressure than market expects," said Alex Thorn, head of research at Galaxy.

Thorn said his research suggests 75% of creditors will be taking the "early" payout in July, meaning a distribution of about 95,000 coins. Of that, Thorn believes 65,000 coins will be going to individual creditors, but he thinks they may prove more "diamond-handed" than most expect. Among the reasons, he said, is that they've already resisted years of "compelling and aggressive offers from claims funds," not to mention the capital gains taxes involved given bitcoin is up 140-fold since the bankruptcy.

Turning to those claims funds, having had discussions with some, Thorn suggests the overwhelming majority of the partners in those funds are high net worth bitcoiners looking to build their stack at a discount, as opposed to arbs looking for a quick profitable trade.

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