Bitcoin returns to $1T asset as BTC price blasts to $55K
Bitcoin (BTC) surged even higher on Oct. 6 as spot price saw a sudden surge upward to over $55,000, its highest since May 12.
Bitcoin fully cancels out China mining rout
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hurtling to $55,500 during Wednesday.
The level beats a previous line in the sand for bulls at $53,000, Bitcoin having reached and then reversed nearby during its previous uptick in early September.
We are less than $15 billion away from Bitcoin crossing the $1 trillion market cap milestone again.
— Pomp (@APompliano) October 6, 2021
Amid various calls for $57,000 to be hit in the short term, however, futures markets fluctuated in step with aggressive volatilty.
CME Group Bitcoin futures, previously trading a full $400 above spot price, were overtaken during the abrupt breakout.
In so doing, BTC/USD thus fully removed any trace of what China’s ban on mining had achieved in May, and became a trillion-dollar asset class again.
No loss of faith
Enthusiasm among market participants, with longer-term BTC price projections firmly bullish, was impossible to avoid.
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“Honestly, I think we’ll be continuing to see strength on Bitcoin,” Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe said.
“USDT pairs will be fine on altcoins, but perhaps we’ll be having 6-8 weeks of some corrections on the $BTC pairs, before a new party starts. December/January is often the best period to buy alts.”
As Cointelegraph reported, November could see a further retracement for BTC/USD should the pair retest all-time highs this month.