Bitcoin
BTC$42 798.37

-0.61%

Ethereum
ETH$3 288.08

-0.93%

Binance Coin
BNB$486.03

-1.28%

Tether
USDT$1.000293

-0.01%

Cardano
ADA$1.47

9.41%

USD Coin
USDC$0.999403

-0.03%

Bitcoin price gains 40% in a day as altcoins, Cardano and Dogecoin join $42K BTC


20 May 2021

#Cardano

It's a sea of green for Bitcoin and altcoins on Thursday as a tsunami of optimism erases the previous crypto bloodbath. Bitcoin (BTC) hit $42,000 on May 20 as altcoins joined the largest cryptocurrency in its record-breaking comeback.

BTC price hits February highs

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows BTC/USD spiking to previous all-time highs from February on Thursday. At the time of writing, volatility was back as bulls sought to tackle what was once formidable resistance. As Cointelegraph reported, the past 24 hours have been a test like no other for Bitcoin as selling pressure drove it to $30,000, only to evaporate and allow a run to $40,000 — all within around five hours.

On Thursday, higher levels remained, with brief spikes hinting at major buy-ins frontrunning a concerted push higher. Versus the local lows, BTC/USD gained an unparalleled 40% in less than 24 hours. 

"The most spectacular rallies happen when emotions within the market at their most extreme," popular Twitter trader Rekt Capital said as part of multiple posts as the market rose.

Rekt Capital noted that the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, a key indicator of sentiment, was practically repeating behavior from March 2020 when cryptocurrencies broadly crashed. As such, others were beginning to reveal long positions on the day in a further signal of the belief that the worst of the dip was over.

ADA leads major altcoin rally

With altcoins, opportune moments for gains were also flowing in, with Cardano's ADA up over 70% and Dogecoin (DOGE) up 55%. The latter was flying high once again thanks to Twitter activity from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who on Thursday hinted at a plan to drive DOGE/USD to $1.

The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization saw 40% daily returns or more as Bitcoin led battered tokens back to where they were just days before. Ether (ETH) was up 40% at the time of writing, having previously briefly dipped below $2,000.


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Top Cryptocurrencies with Price Predictions

# Crypto Prediction Accuracy CVIX Price 24h 7d Market Cap 7d price change
1 Bitcoin (BTC) BTC Bitcoin predictions 73.2% 55 $42 798.37 -0.61% 1.96% $810 244 910 076 BTC 7 days price change
2 Ethereum (ETH) ETH Ethereum predictions 68% 68 $3 288.08 -0.93% 4.18% $391 908 921 176 ETH 7 days price change
3 Binance Coin (BNB) BNB Binance Coin predictions 70.4% 52 $486.03 -1.28% 10.69% $81 070 817 335 BNB 7 days price change
4 Tether (USDT) USDT Tether predictions 96% 1 $1.000293 -0.01% 0.02% $78 422 507 589 USDT 7 days price change
5 Cardano (ADA) ADA Cardano predictions 75.6% 52 $1.47 9.41% 26.14% $49 180 930 341 ADA 7 days price change
6 USD Coin (USDC) USDC USD Coin predictions 95.6% 1 $0.999403 -0.03% -0.13% $45 444 626 250 USDC 7 days price change
7 Solana (SOL) SOL Solana predictions 65.6% 78 $143.58 -2.42% 2.15% $45 085 165 160 SOL 7 days price change
8 XRP (XRP) XRP XRP predictions 71.6% 58 $0.770542 -1.02% 2.14% $36 726 427 109 XRP 7 days price change
9 Terra (LUNA) LUNA Terra predictions 70% 59 $83.96 -2.70% 15.15% $30 105 929 387 LUNA 7 days price change
10 Polkadot (DOT) DOT Polkadot predictions 71.6% 53 $26.64 -5.58% 6.85% $26 304 651 272 DOT 7 days price change
11 Dogecoin (DOGE) DOGE Dogecoin predictions 76.8% 46 $0.171858 -4.91% 13.62% $22 800 590 095 DOGE 7 days price change
12 Avalanche (AVAX) AVAX Avalanche predictions 63.6% 76 $90.03 -2.50% 1.10% $21 999 747 677 AVAX 7 days price change
13 Polygon (MATIC) MATIC Polygon predictions 71.6% 54 $2.40 2.86% 13.87% $17 560 566 970 MATIC 7 days price change
14 SHIBA INU (SHIB) SHIB SHIBA INU predictions 70% 59 $0.000029 -3.15% 3.87% $16 190 359 531 SHIB 7 days price change
15 Binance USD (BUSD) BUSD Binance USD predictions 94% 1 $1.000887 -0.02% -0.04% $14 460 011 930 BUSD 7 days price change

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