Bitcoin is jumping — but the entire crypto market is still ‘trading sideways’

  • 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:

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.”

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