Bitcoin Price Hits 2-Month High at $8.7K as 3 Bullish Factors Converge
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 77%
Bitcoin surprised traders and analysts alike on Jan. 14 after BTC/USD broke out of its already bullish channel to strike at resistance levels near $8,600. BTC climbs 2% in an hourData from Coin360 and Cointelegraph Markets showed Bitcoin jump 2% in just over an hour on Tuesday to hit local highs of $8,745.
The latest leg up brings Bitcoin's 24-hour gains to almost 8%, the largest cryptocurrency remaining at levels previously thought to harbor considerable resistance. Supporting Bitcoin's newfound strength are various factors, including healthy volume and open interest on multiple futures products. As noted by revered Bitcoin trader Murad Mahmudov on Monday, the combination of price, volume and open interest signal a uniquely bullish setup.
Bitcoin SV jumps 45% as altcoins awakenBeyond Bitcoin, major altcoins also reacted to the momentum, with Ether gaining 8.1% to break $155.Ether 7-day price chart. Out of the top twenty cryptocurrencies by market cap Bitcoin SV firmly led the charge, gaining a surprising 45% on the day to trade at $234. Fellow Bitcoin fork Bitcoin Cash gained 22% over the same period.
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