After a weekend on the ropes, it’s been a buoyant start to the week in the crypto markets. The price of Bitcoin has clambered its way back past the $40k mark, up around five per cent over the past 24 hours to around $40,500.
The clanking of gears grinding into action can also be heard for other major cryptocurrencies, most of which have also seen price gains of five per cent or more. Ethereum is currently changing hands for just above $3k, an increase of seven per cent since this time yesterday morning.
There are a number of explanations behind the relatively-rapid rebound, with many analysts pointing to the ongoing correlation with traditional stocks. Global financial markets have slipped over the past few days, but European markets have all opened higher this morning. Tech stocks have looked particularly peppy, driven by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite rose 1.3 per cent yesterday.
Musk’s takeover of Twitter could also be a major driver of crypto’s rebound, with the billionaire car salesman’s previous sentiments around crypto well-known at this point. The takeover, which still needs to be approved by shareholders, has driven speculation that cryptocurrency could be integrated further into the platform in some form, whether as payments or updated policies around advertising and promotion.
Twitter has long been seen as a positive force for crypto, with founder Jack Dorsey a well-known proponent of Bitcoin and the company pushing a number of crypto-friendly projects in recent years, including crypto tip jars. Could it be about to double down?
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.869 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, April 25 2022, at a price of $40,458.31. The daily high yesterday was $40,491.75 and the daily low was $38,338.38.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $773.28 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.074 trillion and Tesla is $1.031 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $33.19 billion. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.
The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 37.19%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 27, in Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 42.00. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 51.19. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
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