BlackRock’s plans for a bitcoin fund have driven the cryptocurrency to its highest level in a year, but analysts and industry insiders warn that rising interest rates and regulatory crackdowns could halt the rally. The loss of investor confidence in the cryptocurrency industry and increased regulatory scrutiny has resulted in investors incurring losses after a series of collapses at major crypto firms in 2022. Although a spot bitcoin ETF could rebuild investor confidence, it may face further challenges with continuing increases in interest rates. The market also faces longer-term risks, such as sticky inflation and economic recession concerns.

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