The first and largest crypto by market cap is on the move. And to the delight of HODLers everywhere, that move is up—way up. BTC has now crossed the $11,000 mark for the first time in nearly a year.
For the past two months, Bitcoin was trading sideways in between the $9,000 and $10,000 range. And within that last 30 days, that band got even tighter, and Bitcoin generally stayed below $9,500. It was a period of near historic stability for the coin—so much so that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao jokingly said traders had taken to calling Bitcoin a “stablecoin.”
That all changed over the weekend. Bitcoin (finally) managed to break through this barrier, closing at around $9,700. And the bullish trend continued.
Bitcoin broke $10,000 per coin on Sunday for the first time in two months. The boost buoyed the entire crypto market, with Ethereum hitting a new yearly record.
According to market analytics speaking to Bloomberg, if Bitcoin maintained this trend and succeeded in moving past the $10,500 mark, the future could be very bright indeed. That price "remains a resistance band that Bitcoin will need to break above to signal its next move to resistance at $13,800,” said Rob Sluymer, technical strategist at Fundstrat Global Advisors.
That prediction might well hold up. Bitcoin bulls managed to push the price all the way up to $10,950 earlier today before a small correction. The last time Bitcoin was above that price was on August 11, 2019. Now, the coin is trading for nearly $11,100, and up more than 12% on the day.
Editor's note: This story and its headline has been updated to reflect the price of Bitcoin as of 6pm EST.
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