Bitcoin Reclaims $40K, Dogecoin Soars 33% on Musk-Twitter News (Market Watch)

After marking a multi-week low at $38,000, bitcoin went on the offensive and reclaimed $40,000. The altcoins are also well in the green today, with Dogecoin stealing the show following a 33% surge after the Elon Musk-Twitter news.

Bitcoin Reclaims $40K

The bears had almost complete control over the market in the past several days. It all started on April 21 when the asset was rejected at $43,000 after a few days of price increases.

In a matter of hours, the cryptocurrency dumped to $40,000 and even below that level on the following day. The situation worsened yesterday when BTC slumped to just over $38,000. This was its lowest price tag since mid-March.

However, this is where the bulls stepped up and reversed the asset’s trajectory. Instead of heading further south, BTC started adding value fast and spiked above $40,000, where it’s currently situated. Consequently, bitcoin’s market cap has jumped to about $775 billion.

This came amid positive adoption news that Fidelity will allow investors to add BTC to their 401K accounts.


BTCUSD. Source: TradingView

Dogecoin Leads the Alts’ Rally

The altcoins suffered just as badly as BTC yesterday, but the landscape today is predominantly more bullish.
Ethereum found itself trading at $2,800 after several days of consecutive price dumps. Now, though, a 7% increase has pushed the second-largest cryptocurrency to just above $3,000.

Binance Coin and Solana were also beneath round-numbered milestones, but BNB now sits above $400, and SOL is north of $100.

Terra is just shy of $100 after an 8% daily increase. More gains are evident from Ripple, Cardano, Polkadot, Avalanche, and Shiba Inu.

Dogecoin is the best performer here, with a massive 33% surge. This came amid the confirmation that Elon Musk had indeed purchased Twitter, and given his favorable approach towards the first-ever memecoin, the price surge is not that big of a surprise.

Overall, the crypto market cap is up by over $100 billion in a day and sits close to $1.9 trillion.

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