After several days of trading sideways bitcoin finally started a leg up, and jumped above $20,000. Due to Ethereum’s remarkable 9% rise, most altcoins are also in the green today.
Bitcoin Seems Like It Will Reclaim $20K
The cryptocurrency saw increased volatility after June ended, when it experienced the worst month of trading in bitcoin in more than a decade. It surged with over $2,000 in just minutes, to a multi-day peak of just under $21,000.
This uptick did not last long and BTC returned to $20,000 within a few hours. BTC settled at $19,000 on the weekend. This was unusually calm.
The asset spent the majority of the three following days at this level, with the exception of a brief spike to $19,500. Just as July 4 was about to end, the cryptocurrency gained momentum and reached an intraday high at $20,400 (on Bitstamp).
BTC is currently worth around $20,000. It has already lost a few hundred dollars. BTC’s market cap stands at $385 billion and its dominance is 42.3% over altcoins.
BTCUSD. Source: TradingView
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ltcoins See Green
Although the alternative coins were also calm over the past few days, most of them have now turned green. With a significant 9% increase, Ethereum leads the pack. The second-largest cryptocurrency has seen an increase of around $100 per day, and now stands at $11,150.
BNB has seen a 7% increase since yesterday, and is now at $230. This comes after the market had struggled to stay below $220 for the past few days. Similar to Solana, SOL is at $35.
There are modest gains from Ripple and Cardano, Dogecoins, Tron, Tron, Polkadot and Shiba Inu. MATIC, however, has surged 14% to well over $0.5.
The overall crypto market cap is now at over $900 billion, with several alts of lower and mid-cap sizes in similar positions.
Cryptocurrency Market Overview. Source: Quantify Crypto
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