Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Explodes Past $11k, Ethereum 2.0 Nears, Cardano’s Shelley Launches

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[NEWS BLOG]: Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Explodes Past $11k, Ethereum 2.0 Nears, Cardano’s Shelley Launches

Bitcoin’s recent price action comes as a breath of fresh air for crypto traders, which had to deal with BTC flatlining in the $9,000s for around two and a half months. The leading crypto asset is attempting to pass the local highs of $11,500 as this article is being written.

Despite the strength of the breakout, Bitcoin’s macro volatility indicators remain at historically low levels. This may suggest, according to Bitazu Capital’s Mohit Sorout, that BTC has room to rally to the upside as ongoing volatility seems to be favoring bulls.

This latest rally in the crypto market has brought Bitcoin above the pivotal $10,500 resistance. $10,500 marked the top of three separate Bitcoin rallies over the past year, suggesting it is of utmost importance for bulls to hold.

This article will be released shortly after BTC closes the monthly candle for July. Analysts say that if Bitcoin can hold either $10,500 or $11,500 after that close, it is in an extremely good spot on a macro time scale. For context, Bitcoin closing above $11,500 would mean that BTC is at one of the highest levels (from a monthly candle perspective) since the $20,000 highs.

Bitcoin has actually been one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies of the past week as it being volatility has favored growth in major cryptocurrencies over smaller altcoins.

Ethereum, too, has done extremely well. It now trades at $345 — just shy of 2019’s high and up approximately 50% in the past two weeks alone.

Some say that capital is cycling from hot DeFi tokens like Chainlink and Aave’s LEND to Ethereum and Bitcoin, hence their relative rallies.

Prominent investors in the space expect more upside for the crypto market. Speaking with CNBC on Tuesday, Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz said that BTC is on track to hit $20,000 this year. Referencing how the narrative and how capital is shifting towards scarce assets likely in response to the Federal Reserve:

“A lot of that retail interest shifted to the story stocks, to the tech stocks, because they were just more fun … Yesterday you saw a lot of money shift back over to gold and bitcoin. There’s an adoption game in bitcoin that you don’t have in gold. But I like them both.”


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