Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bitcoin hints at $1T market cap retest after price hitting 4-month highs


Bitcoin (BTC) took a visit beneath $54,000 throughout Oct. 7 as merchants waited to see how far a retracement of Wednesday’s $5,000 positive factors might go.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

BTC flirts with $1-trillion asset help

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD wanting decidedly much less assured Thursday, down 3% whereas taking intention at $53,000 — and its $1-trillion market capitalization — earlier than recovering.

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The pair had hit native highs of $55,800 — its best since earlier than the Might miner rout — however it didn’t take lengthy for over-optimistic markets to point out signs of fatigue.

With volatility nonetheless in proof, analysts had been taking the chance to zoom out from spot value motion as soon as extra.

“Traditionally, BTC tends to take pleasure in a mean constructive month-to-month return of +32% within the month of October,” Rekt Capital noted.

“This October, $BTC has already rallied +29% and it’s solely the primary week of the month.”

Whereas spectacular, such a efficiency might but sign the beginning of consolidation, positioning Bitcoin to kind larger help earlier than powering by to a projected $63,000 by month-end. 

Such a month-to-month shut, dubbed the “worst-case state of affairs,” would nonetheless far outpace common historic positive factors for October. Presently, the most effective yr on document is 2017, throughout which BTC/USD added 47%.

Bitcoin historic returns by month. Supply: Bybt

Dogecoin beats the pack amongst altcoins

Altcoins continued to pull their toes within the wake of Bitcoin’s positive factors on the day — one thing which was not misplaced even on mainstream media.

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Weekly positive factors on BTC/USD had been matched solely by Dogecoin (DOGE), echoing acquainted motion from Q1 this yr. Each had been up 25% over seven days on the time of writing.

Largest altcoin Ether (ETH) was quieter, nonetheless, posting 20% weekly returns and circling $3,575.

ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView