Rising institutional curiosity in Bitcoin (BTC) helped elevate the highest cryptocurrency to a brand new report excessive on Feb. 9 and led to a complete market cap worth larger than the market cap of the Russian ruble.
Information from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView exhibits Bitcoin established a brand new all-time excessive of $48,220 within the early hours on Tuesday and has since pulled again to $47,092, marking a 9.24% enhance over the previous 24-hours.
BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView
In response to Decentrader founder, filbfilb, as we speak’s market motion confirmed sturdy exercise from the bulls who aggressively “absorbed sellers” positions, ensuing within the “failed breakdown of a low timeframe head and shoulders sample”.
Filbfilb views the present worth motion as a constructive improvement for the way forward for BTC which seems to be to interrupt out larger earlier than establishing a brand new consolidation zone.
BTC/USD 1-day chart. Supply: TradingView
In his Decentrader Telegram channel filbfilb mentioned:
“The goal for consolidation is close to $52k, the place I’m anticipating a little bit of a correction however the measured transfer general ought to take us in direction of $63,000.”
Altcoins collect momentum as a number of tokens see new highs
Altcoins pushed larger as Bitcoin worth consolidated in preparation for what may very well be a transfer towards $50,000.
Following the launch of CME Ether futures contracts, Ether (ETH) worth surged to a brand new excessive at $1,825. Information from CoinMetrics means that the CME launch might result in accelerated inflows into the Grayscale Ethereum Belief (ETHE).
In the meantime, Litecoin futures have additionally seen a surge in exercise with a report $584 million in open curiosity, indicating that the altcoin is attracting the eye of institutional buyers.
Day by day cryptocurrency market efficiency. Supply: Coin360
Elrond (EGLD) additionally set a brand new worth and buying and selling quantity report because it elevated 700% for the reason that begin of 2021 pushed by the discharge of the Maiar pockets and plans to combine with decentralized finance protocols.
Interoperability between blockchains continues to be a distinguished focus within the cryptocurrency sector and this boosted the worth of Polkadot (DOT) to a brand new excessive at $24.04.
DOT’s breakout to a brand new excessive adopted the announcement that Curve Finance could be carried out on Equilibrium’s Polkadot parachain.
CRV additionally noticed its worth spike to a 2021 excessive at $3.56 on Feb. 5 as information of the upcoming cross-chain performance introduced a contemporary wave of optimism to the venture.
Binance Coin (BNB) hit a brand new all-time excessive as its rising DeFi infrastructure and enlargement of token functionalities on Binance Sensible Chain additional strengthen BNB’s fundamentals. On the time of writing, BNB is up 44.09% and buying and selling for $106.66.
Different notable performers previously 24-hours embrace a 52.22% rally from Filecoin (FIL) and a 20.23% transfer from EOS.
BTC/USD each day chart. Supply: Coin360
The general cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.4 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance fee is 62.9%.