In recent hours, the cryptocurrency market has witnessed a resurgence of optimism as Bitcoin made significant gains while a wave of enthusiasm swept through the altcoin sector. Notably, Santiment, a prominent crypto data provider, tweeted that Bitcoin had broken through its resistance level of $30,000, marking a departure from previous instances when it briefly touched this level. Unlike before, this time, altcoins have surged in tandem with BTC’s rise rather than lagging behind.
Several altcoins have caught fire in the crypto landscape, demonstrating their decoupling from Bitcoin’s price. LINK, MATIC, UIP, APT, and AAVE are among the standout performers, showcasing their best decoupling performances of 2023.
According to the latest data from CoinMarketCap, BTC’s price now stands at $30,687.90, boasting a 24-hour trading volume of $13 billion and a remarkable 21.63% surge. Over the past day, BTC has climbed by 2.56%, and in the last week, it has seen a robust increase of approximately 12.51%.
Concurrently, the overall cryptocurrency market cap has risen by 2% within the last 24 hours. In this bullish wave, Solana and Chainlink have emerged as outliers in the altcoin universe, experiencing significant daily and double-digit weekly gains.
Market analysts have joined the chorus of positivity on social media platform. Analyst Ali has pointed to a potential head-and-shoulders pattern forming in BTC’s daily chart. Ali noted that the TD Sequential indicator flashed a green 9 candlestick, signaling a potential sell signal emerging in the near future.
Additionally, the RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 74.21, a level historically associated with sharp corrections in BTC’s price since March. Bitcoin must close a daily candlestick above $31,560 to avoid a price correction.
Spot Bitcoin ETFs In The Limelight
The recent surge in the largest digital asset, Bitcoin, can be attributed to growing expectations that spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) will soon receive approval. This development has been a key catalyst that the cryptocurrency market has eagerly awaited for months. Nonetheless, signs are emerging that some traders are positioning themselves for a potential downside move.
Conor Ryder, head of research and data at blockchain group Ethena Labs, pointed out that many investors anticipate a pullback in Bitcoin and other digital assets despite the likelihood of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval in the near future. The sentiment in the market remains cautiously optimistic, with a keen eye on future developments.
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