Here’s Why BTC, ETH, SOL, XRP, And Others Are Up Today

The global crypto market cap increased more than 6% to $1.75 today, reaching the May 2022 level, backed by a 30% rise in total crypto market volume in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin dominance rises again to 50.94% after a splendid 8% rally over the last day. On the other hand, Ethereum (ETH) price soars 7% to a hit of $2,428 and gaining in momentum towards 3,000.

The broader crypto market rally began on New Year’s Day as positive sentiment rose ahead of a plausible spot Bitcoin ETF approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) near January 10, 2024.

Why Bitcoin and Crypto Market Are Rallying?

As predicted by CoinGape on Dec 30, the crypto market started 2024 with a bullish rally despite concerns over Bitcoin and Ethereum open interests (OI) getting wiped out completely during an $11 billion annual expiry last week. Bitcoin and Ethereum futures and options OI started rising gradually.

The crypto market saw over $160 million in liquidation in the last 24 hours. Coinglass data indicate massive shorts liquidation of over $130 million today, October 9. More than 46traders were liquidated in the last 24 hours, with the largest single liquidation order on Binance’s BTCUSDT worth $10.16 million. As a result of over $200 million of shorts liquidation, the broader crypto market is “green” today.

In addition, the total Bitcoin futures OI on all exchanges skyrockets almost 10% to $20 billion. BTC OI on CME and Binance jumped 7.76% and 14.20%, respectively. Also, BTC options data saw 70% of calls, with the most volume in the last 24 hours.

The total Ethereum futures OI is $$8.24 billion, up 9% in the last 24 hours. ETH OI on the top three futures crypto exchanges Binance, Bybit, and OKX rose 9-11%. Also, ETH options data saw 75% of calls in the last 24 hours.

CoinGape also reported Bitcoin funding rate reached a staggering 66%, which shows that the bulls are willing to hold their positions. Matrixport reported that Bitcoin mining companies are showing a trend of limiting supply around the upcoming halving cycles, anticipated for April 2024.

Coinbase Premium Gap started to increase again on Jan 2, suggesting strong Bitcoin buying pressure on Coinbase. BTC price started to move suddenly as traders and investors made new bets.


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Crypto Market Rally: Bitcoin and Altcoins Prices

BTC price jumped 8% in the past 24 hours, with the price currently trading at $45,765. The 24-hour low and high are $42,547 and $45,899, respectively. Furthermore, the trading volume has increased by 92% in the last 24 hours, indicating a rise in interest among traders.

Ethereum climbed 7% and SOL skyrocketed 12% amid rising activity on the chain. Whereas, other altcoins XRP, ADA, AVAX, DOGE, DOT, and MATIC pumped 3-7% in the last 24 hours amid a broader recovery.

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Varinder has 10 years of experience in the Fintech sector, with over 5 years dedicated to blockchain, crypto, and Web3 developments. Being a technology enthusiast and analytical thinker, he has shared his knowledge of disruptive technologies in over 5000+ news, articles, and papers. With CoinGape Media, Varinder believes in the huge potential of these innovative future technologies. He is currently covering all the latest updates and developments in the crypto industry.

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