The past week saw another milestone in the history of space exploration, with the Perseverance rover landing on Mars amidst the enthusiasm of NASA and the entire world. Getting “to the moon” is surely a well-known expression in the crypto world. At this point, we can safely say that BTC has traveled far beyond that. Perseverance was a necessary quality for any cryptocurrency investor between 2018 and 2020, and it finally paid off. Bitcoin broke even the 50’000 USD level this week after a couple of days of “flirting” and the trend shows no sign of weakening. Conversely, altcoins are widely following the uptrend, and adding fuel to the rally.
The last week saw again the crypto market in full swing. All the top projects recorded good performances. With respect to this, we have to note how even the mood in traditional financial markets has switched again to positive. In this phase, it looks like cryptos are benefiting from a similar dynamic to that of the other risky assets, with low rates overall not providing interesting yield opportunities. In this context, new technologies and interesting projects catch the eyes of a wider amount of investors looking for valid alternatives or simply the best opportunity in terms of potential growth.
The last week has been a very crazy one, even by crypto market standards. A trend started in traditional financial markets consisting of subreddits pushing some small-caps stocks higher and higher. Hedge funds and traditional investors in general were caught off-guard, stop loss were triggered on short positions and volatility rose unexpectedly. On the same note, the crypto market experienced a burst in volatility near the end of the week. Subreddits played a role as well, particularly pushing Dogecoin to levels never seen before. Tron was another crypto investors’ favourite, while BTC even benefited from an Elon Musk’s tweet.