Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $40K Again While Ether Volume Is Erupting This Year

After closing out last week at over $40,000 on Sunday, bitcoin hit that price again Thursday while traders are pushing ether volumes to new liquidity levels.

  • Bitcoin (BTC) giao dịch xung quanh $39,318 kể từ 21:00 UTC (4 buổi chiều. VÀ). Gaining 8.5% hơn trước 24 giờ.
  • Phạm vi 24 giờ của Bitcoin: $36,125-$40,066 (CoinDesk 20)
  • BTC above the 10-hour and 50-hour moving averages on the hourly chart, a bullish signal for market technicians.

Giao dịch bitcoin trên Bitstamp kể từ tháng 1. 11.
Nguồn: TradingView

Bitcoin’s price was back to bull mode Thursday, steadily climbing to as high as $40,066, according to CoinDesk 20 data. It’s a reversal from this week’s bearish-to-sideways action, with the world’s oldest cryptocurrency at $39,318 tính đến thời điểm báo chí.

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“Bitcoin passing $40,000 was seen by many as inevitable, and reaching this level is just the continuation of a trend of smart money continuing to buy even as traders with less conviction shake out during sell-offs,” Guy Hirsch, managing director for U.S. at multi-asset brokerage eToro, nói với CoinDesk. The last time bitcoin was over $40,000 in the spot markets was Sunday, tháng một. 10, prior to a precipitous fall opening the week.

Bitcoin’s historical price the past week.
Nguồn: CoinDesk 20

“Institutions are still buying up BTC in huge quantities,” said cryptocurrency over-the-counter trader Alessandro Andreotti. “I think this rally can continue as before, but it’s too early to call.”

In the derivatives market, funding rates are still in positive territory, signalling that leveraged traders are more than willing to pay up to pile more margin on long plays, according to data aggregator Skew.

BTC swaps funding on major derivatives venues.
Nguồn: Nghiêng

“High volatility is having little impact on risk appetite,” noted Denis Vinokourov, head of research at crypto brokerage Bequant. “Recent success in these opportunistic and somewhat ambitious market bets is also likely driving herd-like behavior.”

Thật, volatility is high in the bitcoin market: The cryptocurrency’s 30-day realized volatility was at over 89% Wednesday, the highest it has been since April 17, 2020, when that metric was at 92% in the early days of coronavirus-induced turmoil across all markets.

Bitcoin’s 30-day volatility the past year.
(Shuai Hao / Nghiên cứu CoinDesk)
Nguồn: CoinDesk Research

Analysts don’t expect volatility in the cryptocurrency market to abate, which can actually be good for traders but can be horrendous for long-term investor balance sheets, particularly institutional funds with limited partners to whom they must answer.

“People need to understand that bitcoin is a hyper-asset with a built-in steam engine that is explosive up and down,” noted over-the-counter crypto trader Henrik Kugelberg. “With all the money printing and the sad developing spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, widespread agonizing economic hardship and a few more factors spell advantage to bitcoin.”

Chad Steinglass, head of trading for digital assets capital markets firm CrossTower, agrees gyrations in crypto will continue. “I believe that the trend of bull runs briefly interrupted by short duration profit taking dips will continue for the foreseeable future.”

Ether volume bonanza so far in 2021

Ether (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, was up Thursday, giao dịch xung quanh $1,210 and climbing 8.5% trong 24 giờ kể từ 21:00 UTC (4:00 buổi chiều. VÀ).

Trong 2020, ether volumes on the eight major CoinDesk 20 spot exchanges averaged $231 million per day. Trong 2021 cho đến nay, those volumes are up almost twelvefold, averaging $2.7 tỷ mỗi ngày.

Ether volumes on major spot exchanges the past year.
(Shuai Hao / Nghiên cứu CoinDesk)
Nguồn: CryptoCompare

Brian Mosoff, chief executive officer of investment firm Ether Capital, noted decentralized finance, hoặc DeFi, as a spark leading to volumes beginning to rise in 2020. For 2021, Mosoff cites the ongoing bull run and new derivatives tools coming online for traders.

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“Although 2020 ended in a bull market, the first half of the year saw the ETH prices average just a couple hundred dollars and a lack of positive sentiment due to the prolonged bear market and then COVID-19,” Mosoff said. ”Adding fuel to the fire, 2021 has kicked off with the continuation of the crypto bull and the pending launch of the CME futures and institutions waking up to the narrative around Ethereum’s value proposition.”

Các thị trường khác

Tài sản kỹ thuật số trên CoinDesk 20 are mixed Thursday, mostly in the green. Những người chiến thắng đáng chú ý kể từ 21:00 UTC (4:00 buổi chiều. VÀ):

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Hàng hóa:

  • Oil was up 1.4%. Giá mỗi thùng dầu thô Trung bình Tây Texas: $53.59.
  • Gold was in the green 0.12% và tại $1,847 tính đến thời điểm báo chí.

Châu báu:

  • Hoa Kỳ 10 năm. Treasury bond yield climbed Thursday jumping to 1.126 and in the green 3.6%.

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