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Last Market Watch of 2020: Bitcoin Price Eyes $30K, Polkadot (DOT) Breaks ATH

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Despite retracing with over ,000 after the latest all-time high, BTC has surged back up and reclaimed the ,000 level. Some altcoins have expanded in value – Polkadot’s DOT has marked a new all-time high.Bitcoin’s Latest ATH Above KAfter a few days of relative stagnation around the ,000 level, the primary cryptocurrency returned to its Q4 2020 bull run.CryptoPotato reported yesterday that BTC charted two consecutive all-time highs in a day. The asset firstly reached ,570 before initiating another impressive leg up – this time breaking above ,000.Ultimately, bitcoin’s latest ATH came at ,300. Despite briefly retracing to 28,200, the cryptocurrency has recovered most losses and currently sits very close to that ATH again.Nevertheless, if BTC retraces and heads south for a

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Despite retracing with over $1,000 after the latest all-time high, BTC has surged back up and reclaimed the $29,000 level. Some altcoins have expanded in value – Polkadot’s DOT has marked a new all-time high.

Bitcoin’s Latest ATH Above $29K

After a few days of relative stagnation around the $28,000 level, the primary cryptocurrency returned to its Q4 2020 bull run.

CryptoPotato reported yesterday that BTC charted two consecutive all-time highs in a day. The asset firstly reached $28,570 before initiating another impressive leg up – this time breaking above $29,000.

Ultimately, bitcoin’s latest ATH came at $29,300. Despite briefly retracing to 28,200, the cryptocurrency has recovered most losses and currently sits very close to that ATH again.

Nevertheless, if BTC retraces and heads south for a correction, the technical indicators suggest several significant support levels that could contain the possible drop. They are situated at $28,400, $27,850, $27,300, $26,750, and $26,300.

BTCUSD. Source: TradingView
BTCUSD. Source: TradingView

Ethereum Marks YTD High; Ripple Bounces Off

Following BTC’s gains, Ethereum has been on quite the roll in the past several days. The second-largest digital asset struggled beneath $600 before Christmas but has exploded to a new yearly high just a week later at $760. Despite retracing slightly to $750, ETH is still 2% up in a day.

Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, Chainlink, and Binance Coin have remained practically at the same price spot as yesterday with minor moves. However, Polkadot has doubled-down on its recent impressive price performance with another 10% surge to above $8. This is DOT’s newest YTD high.

Interestingly, Ripple has also added value on a 24-hour scale. After plummeting for weeks following the SEC charges and multiple exchanges delisting the token, XRP has increased by 8% since yesterday’s low.

Cryptocurrency Market Overview. Source: Quantify Crypto
Cryptocurrency Market Overview. Source: Quantify Crypto

Further gains come from Blockstack (7%), HedgeTrade (6%), Decred (6%), OKB (5%), and Gnosis (5%). Nevertheless, BTC’s dominance over the market is still above 70% as most alternative coins can’t keep up with bitcoin’s gains.

The total market capitalization has surged to $765 billion. Thus, it has neared the all-time high marked during the parabolic price increase in 2017/2018 at above $800 billion.

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