Bitcoin (BTC), the world's largest cryptocurrency, continued its upward trend and came very close to reaching the $27,000 mark on Tuesday. Initially, BTC surged past the $27,000 level, which is the highest it has been since August 31st.
The reason behind the surge could be attributed to the market's anticipation of the upcoming meeting of the US Federal Reserve, where the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is expected to temporarily pause interest rate hikes.
The rising number of Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications has caught the attention of investors worldwide, and is believed to be a crucial factor in the overall expansion of the cryptocurrency market.
The increased interest in Bitcoin ETFs has helped drive up the price of BTC, contributing to its recent surge past the $27,000 mark.
Bitcoin has experienced a 2.50% increase in value this month, which adds up to a remarkable 61% gain for the year. If this positive trend continues, Bitcoin's value could exceed $28,000.
It's worth noting that the entire cryptocurrency market appears to be bullish, with many digital currencies posting significant gains.
Bitcoin's price is being influenced by various factors, including a surge in trading activity which has resulted in Bitcoin's open interest exceeding $1 billion.
This suggests a heightened interest in the cryptocurrency and is contributing to BTC gains. Moreover, there has been a rise in call options, indicating a bullish sentiment, especially after Bitcoin surpassed the $26.5K mark.
This bullish trend gained momentum due to a significant short liquidation of over $30 million in put positions, which created new long positions and drove buying demand.
Besides this, the number of new Bitcoin addresses created hit aRead more on cryptonews.com