- Bitcoin’s value approaches $10,500 for the primary time since early September.
- Twenty-nine of the 30 high cryptocurrencies reported features Wednesday.
- The mixed market cap of all cash crosses $300 billion for the primary time in six months.
Bitcoin and its altcoin friends prolonged their rally on Wednesday, pushing their collective market cap north of $300 billion for the primary time since August.
The bitcoin value rallied within the in a single day session, ultimately topping out at $10,487.46 on Gemini – the best since September. The unique cryptocurrency was final seen hovering slightly below $10,400, having gained practically 5% over the 24-hour buying and selling cycle.
At current values, bitcoin has a total market capitalization of $188.9 billion, accounting for 62.4% of the crypto asset class.
Bitcoin’s return to $10,000 seemed imminent last week after the largest cryptocurrency achieved an important technical milestone. On Jan. 31, the 50-day exponential moving average (EMA) crossed the 200-day EMA, setting the stage for a continuation of the bullish trend. Since the so-called “golden cross” was attained, bitcoin has rallied more than $2,000.
Beyond the number one cryptocurrency, altcoins and tokens saw significant upside on Wednesday.
Ethereum (ETH) spiked 13.5% to $254.35, its highest since July. XRP rose 8.7% to $0.2969. Bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS, Litecoin (LTC) and Cardano (ADA) rose between 4% and 11%.
No other cryptocurrency exemplified ‘alt season’ like Tezos (XTZ). The tokenization platform spiked more than 20% on Wednesday en route to a new all-time high.
Combined, crypto assets reached a total market capitalization of $302.7 billion, their highest since August. The asset class has grown by $110 billion this year alone, having completely reversed the cyclical bear market that began in the third quarter of 2019.
Some analysts have attributed the parabolic rally to ‘alt season,’ as more investors cycle back into beaten-down alternative cryptos. Bitcoin’s emerging status as a safe haven could also be a driving factor given its strong correlation with gold in recent months.
Disclaimer: The above should not be considered trading advice from CCN.com. The writer owns bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.