ביאן. 29 Bitcoin (BTC) price briefly rallied to $38,500 before retracing the move and spending the majority of the day struggling to reclaim $35,000.
The wild breakout in Bitcoin price has partially been attributed to Elon Musk changing his Twitter profile to simply “#Bitcoin,” which Musk subsequently followed up with a cryptic צִיוּץ saying “In retrospect, it was inevitable.”
Dogecoin (הדוג'ה) also continued to make waves across Twitter and with crypto traders. After reaching a new all-time high at $0.078 ביאן. 28, DOGE price corrected by 41% before rebounding to trade at $0.045.
Developments related to DOGE and r/Wallstreetbets led FTX crypto exchange to create a Wall Street Bets (WSB) אינדקס which tracks the price of Nokia (NOK), BlackBerry (BB), AMC Theaters (AMC), GameStop (GME), Silver (SLV), הדוג'ה, and the FTX Token (FTT) using a weighted average of their prices.
The exploits of the popular Reddit group have also not gone unnoticed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, איזה announced that it will be taking a closer look at how Robinhood handled the trading of GME stock on its platform.
Bitcoin price holds strong despite miners selling
Despite the recent volatility, institutional investors continue to show an increased interest in Bitcoin and are willing to pay a premium to get exposure to CME’s Bitcoin futures contracts.
גם selling pressure from Bitcoin miners, who have been selling at levels not seen since BTC price topped out at $14,000 ביולי 2019, has not been able to satisfy increasing demand. Unlike previous years, mass selling from miners is not negatively affecting the long-term price of BTC, as shown by data from CryptoQuant.
According to Lennard Neo, the head of research at Stack Funds, the current miner sell-off is likely to continue in the near-term due to the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday.
“Miners are increasingly exiting their positions as the holiday approaches. This also suggests that the floor price for which miners are comfortable holding Bitcoins has yet to be found and we expect this volatility to persist in the coming weeks.”
Growing interest from institutions and the emergence of DeFi are big drivers of Bitcoin price growth. As the market heads into the Chinese New Year holiday, the key level of support to watch is now $34,000 while a move higher is likely to face resistance at $38,000.
The traditional markets faced a new wave of pressure which led to the worst weekly performance for the S&P 500. The Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 all finished the day negative, מטה 2.03%, 2.0% ו 1.93% בהתאמה.
Altcoins show signs of growth
While Bitcoin price struggled to hold the $34,000 רמה, DOGE made its way into the top-10 and a number of altcoins saw bullish breakouts.
The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.01 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 63.5%.
מאמר מאת Cointelegraph