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The bulls are back in town? BTC pushes past $20,000 to beat Septembear blues

By Alara Jordan

Edited by Charlie Mellor

09:21, 28 September 2022

Represenation of a bitcoin surrounded by other cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin has rallied at a time when the overall markets have slumped – Photo: Shutterstock

The largest token by market capitalisation showed early signs of recovery as it rose as much as 2% on Monday 26 September to push past its resistance level and trade upwards of the $20,200 mark.

Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied at a time when the overall markets have slumped, (representing an opportunity for bullish traders) after reclaiming its price above its $20,000 threshold and sending a signal of relief for analysts that believe a bear market could be on the horizon.

Also, BTC has been relatively stable with low volatility over the past few weeks, breaking away from its short-term resistance line at different times throughout the month. As of earlier on 28 Septemter, its market cap was around $357bn, with its dominance over other altcoins close to 50%.

However, since Monday, BTC has fallen back down to the $18,600 mark, recording a 7% decline in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. Its current price sits around 20% below its August peak.

BTC to USD

ETH/USD

3,489.87 Price
-1.010% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 6.00

SOL/USD

172.88 Price
-0.980% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 2.2652

XRP/USD

0.60 Price
-0.140% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.01168

BTC/USD

66,757.45 Price
-0.960% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 106.00

Crypto market shows strengh following The Merge

Severeal altcoins have stayed in the green following Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge on 15 September. Cardano (ADA) has remained relatively stable, while popular altcoin Polkadot (DOT) dipped initially after the update, but recovered within 24 hours to trade around the $7.10 mark.

Solana (SOL) has floated around the $32 mark, while Chainlink (LINK) has also reported a stready increase in price.

Ethereum (ETH) was among the worst performers after The Merge, dropping from close to $1,600 to under $1,300. At the time of writing, the second largest crypto was trading at around the $1,270 mark.

Markets in this article

ADA/USD
Cardano / USD
0.43442 USD
-0.00616 -1.410%
DOT/USD
Polkadot / USD
6.3182 USD
-0.0638 -1.010%
ETH/USD
Ethereum / USD
3489.87 USD
-35.73 -1.010%
LINK/USD
ChainLink / USD
14.39826 USD
-0.28611 -2.000%
SOL/USD
Solana / USD
172.8798 USD
-1.6949 -0.980%

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