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Bitcoin Opens 2021 At $30k And What's Next

Jan. 06, 2021 2:33 PM ETBitcoin USD (BTC-USD), ETH-USD
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Digital assets market:

  • We started 2021with all-time highs all around;

  • Digital assets saw a significant inflow since Dec 23rd, +11B (+41%) across this period to 885B

  • $BTC prices since Dec 23rd skyrocketed from 24,000 levels to 33,500 with traded volumes through the roof. We have seen $BTC momentum taper off as it hit its current resistance level at 34,000.

  • Physical $BTC 24h volume at 67B, and aggregated $BTC futures at 75B over the past couple of days, maintaining above 40B daily volumes during this current bull run. $BTC dominance slowly dropped from >70% to ~68%. 2021 YTD up 15%, with its last 30 days performance at +73%.

  • $ETH +27% to 990, peaked at 1015 before correcting back down slightly

  • $ETHBTC finally peaked, up to 0.03 after sitting below through early November 2020 and during the $BTC run at the end of December.

Alts and DeFi watch:

  • This morning we saw the major alts along with other ERC20 tokens and DeFi responding with a bull run of their own

  • DeFi TVL reached ATH at 17.38B

  • $LTC +16% to 160 levels, up 95% over the past 30 days, and 30% 2021 YTD

  • $DOT +14% to 10.31, reached new ATH’s with +98% over the past seven days.

  • $AAVE +21% to 102.54, also at its ATH after debuting around 60 when 100 $LEND converted to 1 AAVE a few months back around 0.60 USD per $LEND

  • $SNX reached its psychological resistance at 10 levels while also reaching its ATH in the process, well over +90% over the past 30 days with 2021 YTD at +38%

News that caught our eye:

  • The Financial Times punctuated the start to 2021 for digital assets with its Jan 4th edition. Not only above-the-fold, but the leading headline to kick-off the first day of traditional market trading was setting the course for an encouraging year ahead for digital assets and should be fueling more FOMO from traditional asset allocators.

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