Following yesterday’s brief retracement, bitcoin went on the offensive once more and touched $44,000. Most alternative coins are slightly in the green today as well, with ETH touching $3,200 and SHIB spiking by 5%.
BTC at $44K Again
It has been roughly a week since the largest cryptocurrency began its ascent. The asset struggled at $37,500 on February 4th, but the bulls stepped up and started to push it north.
Firstly, bitcoin broke above $40,000 before adding another grand in the following hours. After stalling there for a bit, BTC began adding more value once again. This time, it tapped a multi-week high of around $44,000 before surging to $45,500 for the first time since early January.
After several days of continuous gains, it was expected to some extent that there will be a slight retracement. It transpired yesterday when BTC dropped by a few thousand dollars to $42,500.
However, bitcoin reacted well to this price slide and has added more than $1,500 since then. As a result, it now stands above $44,000, and its market capitalization has neared $850 billion.
SHIB and Other Alts in Green
The alternative coins mimicked BTC’s performance to a large extent lately. As such, most corrected yesterday but have turned green today.
Ethereum slid below $3,100, but a 3.5% increase since then has driven the second-largest cryptocurrency to $3,200 now. Binance Coin, Ripple, Terra, and MATIC have marked similar gains, while Cardano, Solana, Polkadot, Avalanche, and Dogecoin have portrayed more modest increases.
Shiba Inu and CryptoCom’s native token are the most significant gainers as of now. Both are up by approximately 5%, with SHIB standing at $0.000033 and CRO trading above $0.5.
More price increases come from Secret (13%), Flow (13%), Kadena (10%), Harmony (9%), Arweave (8%), and NEO (8%).
The cryptocurrency market capitalization is up by around $40 billion since yesterday and is back above $2 trillion.