Bitcoin is up 10% while Ethereum has jumped around 13% at the time of publication.
Bitcoin returned to its one-month trading range on Wednesday after buying pressures pushed the digital coin back above $ 31,000.
The cryptocurrency fell below $ 30,000 on Monday night after news of further attempts at regulatory crackdown on the asset class in general, including the Attorney General’s BlockFi cease and desist order from New Jersey.
“After the news broke from BlockFi, miners appeared to have moved a large number of bitcoins to exchanges overnight – around 32,000 Bitcoins, which increased the selling pressure in the market,” said the Founding Director of BKCoin Capital, Kevin Kang, at Blockworks. “We haven’t seen a cascade of liquidations like we saw earlier this year and the moderate reaction from base and funding rates shows that leverage has been largely erased since May 19. “
Bitcoin has not traded below $ 30,000 since its volatile collapse on June 22.
Signals of further institutional adoption could have sparked the crypto’s early morning rally. BNY Mellon has joined State Street and four other banks to offer custodial support to a new crypto trading platform, Pure Digital. Following the Financial Times report, Bitcoin jumped 10%. Ethereum also rose 13%.
Bullish sentiments could also have been sparked by a multitude of successful crypto-related rounds, announced Tuesday. FTX closed a $ 900 million round of funding, the largest increase in crypto exchange history. This brings the trading platform to a valuation of $ 18 billion. And financial technology firm Titan raised $ 58 million in a funding round led by venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz.
“It will be interesting to see if this support keeps its strength. If he tested support again, we likely wouldn’t see such a rebound and face a sell off at $ 23,000, ”said Ruud Feltkamp, CEO of Cryptohopper, in a note. “While trading in the summer is generally not very interesting, there is a lot of uncertainty in the market.”
Bitcoin was trading at $ 32,841.19 at the time of publication.
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