In brief

  • Bitcoin has surged by over $1,000 in about an hour.
  • The cryptocurrency is showing signs it will avoid a longer period of price corrections and instead may rise closer to $40,000.
  • Bitcoin's price is up 5% in the last 24 hours.

Bitcoin has seen a strong bounce in the last hour, rising from lows of $36,000 to above $37,000. The cryptocurrency reached a high of $37,450 before coming back to the $37,000 mark.

This puts the coin in a stronger position after it fell to a low of $33,860 over the weekend.

Recently, Bitcoin has been in the midst of a price correction. On January 8, 2021, Bitcoin broke the $40,000 barrier—and set a new all-time high in price in the process—but soon after nosedived by over $10,000 in a single day.

Not only was that price crash the biggest Bitcoin has experienced in a single day since its inception, but it prompted calls that Bitcoin's latest bubble had burst, and that it was facing down a new bear market. Yet so far, such a crash hasn't happened, suggesting the rally isn't over.

This concurs with bullish sentiment from institutional investors. Such investors plowed $700 million into Grayscale's trusts on Friday, the most it has ever seen in a single day.

The rest of the cryptocurrency market hasn't been particularly affected; the price of Ethereum is up just 0.9% on the day. Litecoin's price, however, has followed Bitcoin's bounce and has risen 7% in the last 24 hours, mainly due to a spike in the last hour.

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