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Bitcoin Price Surges Above $5,400 While Broader Crypto Market Remains in Doldrums


Bitcoin Price Surges Above $5,400 While Broader Crypto Market Remains in Doldrums
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The price of Bitcoin has surged above the $5,400 mark for the first time since the Tether-Bitfinex controversy tanked the cryptocurrency market. Moreover, its surging on-chain volume could signal further price gains.

Bitcoin rises above $5,400
Bitcoin is the only top coin in the green, image by CoinMarketCap

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Bitcoin’s on-chain volume is growing again

In its latest issue, Blockchain analytical firm Diar revealed that BTC’s on-chain transaction volume is growing again (for the first time since Q4 2017).

That positive trend was triggered by a significant price rally that took place in April (BTC has spiked 20 percent on Apr. 20). If to look at the quarterly Bitcoin USD volume, there is a decline, but Q2 could be a game-changer if to consider how well Bitcoin performed in April.

Bitcoin on-chain volume surges
Bitcoin on-chain volume has reached its 10-month peak, image by Diar    

As Diar points out, the fact that Bitcoin volumes continue to follow price fluctuations shows that the number one cryptocurrency is still driven by speculative trading.

On the flip side, the recent spike in Bitcoin use could be an indicator of another bull run. At press time, BTC is trading at $5,406, according to the CMC data.    

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Altcoins remain tame (save for Cosmos)

Altcoins, which also rebounded after the bloodbath, haven’t experienced any significant price moves over the last 24 hours.

Cosmos, the proof-of-stake cryptocurrency that currently occupies 15th place on CMC, stands out from the crowd with an 8.18 percent price spike. As reported by U.Today, the ATOM token is still pumping after getting listed on Binance.

CMC registered the token’s market cap on May 1, which immediately placed it among the top digital assets on the market.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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