The Bitcoin price soared 18.34% over the last 24 hours to hit $44,918, the highest level since Feb. 10, at 1:05 p.m. UTC, on the Bitstamp exchange.
Its market capitalization currently stands at $845 billion, which makes up 43.3% of the total value of the cryptocurrency market.
Roughly $161.3 million worth of Bitcoin has been liquidated over the past day. Short positions account for the majority of the wipeout (66.79%).
The vast majority of altcoins also recorded significant gains, with Terra (LUNA) and Avalanche (AVAX) soaring roughly 20%.
As reported by U.Today, veteran trader John Bollinger recently called attention to a bullish setup formed by the world's largest cryptocurrency on its weekly chart, suggesting that there could be room for further upsides.
As for equities, U.S. stock futures fell on Tuesday, indicating that major indices will open in the red today. This suggests that Bitcoin is becoming more independent from the mainstream financial system after a 120-day correlation between the leading coin and the S&P 500 index reached yet another high.
Rolling 120d correlation between S&P 500 and #Bitcoin nearing its all-time high pic.twitter.com/91wLKSknHz— Liz Ann Sonders (@LizAnnSonders) March 1, 2022