The bullish momentum seen all through the week has spilled over into the weekend as the vast majority of the top-100 tokens listed on CoinMarketCap are posting double-digit positive aspects.
Bitcoin (BTC) coming into a short consolidation interval and the potential of a 3rd spherical of stimulus checks for Americans are two potential causes for at this time’s bullish value motion.
Day by day cryptocurrency market efficiency. Supply: Coin360
Whereas there are considerations in regards to the current massive Bitcoin inflows into South Korean exchanges by BTC whales, fundamentals elements like miner sentiment and lowering provide are retaining buyers feeling comparatively optimistic about Bitcoin’s future value prospects.
A rising variety of consultants have voiced their opinion that Bitcoin’s current bullish surge is because of outflow from gold as the highest cryptocurrency is shortly changing into the popular inflation hedge for the millennial era.
Bitcoin finds a brand new vary in uncharted territory
Following the brand new all-time excessive value in Bitcoin (BTC) of $41,940 on Jan 8, the highest cryptocurrency has entered what seems to be to be a short consolidation part as bulls try and push the value increased after confirming the $40,000 degree as help.
BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView.com
On the time of writing, BTC is up 1.53% on the day and buying and selling at $40,690 because the 24-hour buying and selling quantity has seen a 26% lower from the file excessive’s set on Jan 8.
Predicting what comes subsequent is a troublesome process at these value ranges as a result of absence of a value ceiling. With reference to cost volatility, Chad Steinglass, the top of buying and selling at CrossTower steered that elevated volatility could possibly be the norm till the market strikes “right into a extra secure atmosphere of balanced flows and extra secure costs.”
In personal feedback to Cointelegraph, Steinglass mentioned:
“I believe we’re coming into a stage within the markets the place $1,000 intraday swings are just about going to be regular… Market maker liquidity relative to large participant measurement is getting smaller and smaller. With market makers having lowered capability to warehouse danger relative to buying and selling move, I anticipate costs to maneuver fairly shortly.”
Has a brand new altcoin season began?
As has been the case in earlier bull markets, an increase within the value of Bitcoin is commonly adopted by a consolidation part. Throughout this time, merchants are likely to shift their consideration towards altcoins and Bitcoin income shift into smaller cap cryptocurrencies.
Based on Jean Baptiste Pavageau, a associate at ExoAlpha, the present bullish momentum seen from Bitcoin will finally decelerate and at this juncture buyers are prone to pile into altcoins. Pavaageau informed Cointelegraph:
“Certainly, we have now began to watch a basic “wealth” distribution sample over the previous 2 weeks, the place Bitcoin buyers want to take their revenue and put money into different blue-chip cash. Whereas the upside on Bitcoin is lowering, the altcoin market is changing into extra interesting for merchants and buyers who’re on the lookout for massive returns. We anticipate to see Bitcoin dominance beginning to lower and the altcoin market booming over the subsequent few weeks.”BTC/USD day by day chart. Supply: Coin360
Ether (ETH) value continues to surge to new yearly highs as the value rallied 4.2% to $1,267. In the meantime, Bitcoin Money (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) are up 23.6% and 61% respectively.
Coming off every week full of optimistic developments for stablecoin initiatives, MakerDAO and its MKR token, which govern the event of the DAI stablecoin, has seen a rise of 45% over the previous 24-hours and at the moment trades for $1,530.
The general cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.1 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance price is 69%.