- Bitcoin up 8% on Monday morning, other cryptos rallying strongly too.
- But bitcoin largely unchanged from Friday and market is still “trading sideways,” an analyst says.
LONDON – Bitcoin is rallying on Monday morning but is still largely unchanged from where it was on Friday.
Bitcoin is up 8% to $US8,732.34 at 8.15 a.m. GMT (3.15 a.m. ET) amid a wider bounce for cryptocurrencies. Here’s how the other major cryptos are looking at the same time:
- Ethereum is up 6.3% to $US862.24.
- Litecoin is up 6.2% to $US158.14.
- Bitcoin Cash is up 4.8% to $US1,267.96.
- Ripple is up 10% to $US1.05, the first time it has been over a dollar in over a fortnight.
Despite the strong performances, they are mostly not that impressive in the context of the weekend. Bitcoin is largely unchanged from where it was on Friday after a choppy weekend.
The London Block Exchange writes in its Monday morning market report: “After a fake breakout above the $US8,500 resistance last Friday afternoon, bitcoin finally tested the $US9,000 area on Saturday morning, but the attempt was a flop.
“As the mother of cryptoassets flirted with $US9,100 and failed to break through, bulls lost trust, and bitcoin started declining until it hit $US7,800.
“Taking a step back, since last Wednesday, bitcoin and the majority of alternative cryptoassets have been trading sideways, showing some bullish signs – such as making higher highs and dipping to higher lows – but the market still hasn’t left its rather long downtrend.”