The rally was fueled by the news that PayPal is going to integrate BTC and crypto payoments on its platform. The news is both a great one in terms of recognition from a huge payments business player like PayPal and in terms of effective crypto usefulness given how wide PayPal network is. BTC was trading in a lateral phase and this was exactly the kind of news needed in order to take a clear direction.
The 99-periods Moving average which was being tested a couple weeks ago held as a support and this keeps the general uptrend for BTC still intact.
On Friday, the market experienced some turbulence after the news that one of OKEx exchange keys-holder was cooperating with a public security bureau because of an investigation. This in turn caused the freezing of withdrawals from the exchange and BTC price to drop 3% in minutes. However, the 11’000 USD level was not touched and the price rebounded afterwards.
The past week was mildly negative for the cryptocurrency market. BTC price experienced some news-induced volatility during the last days of the period but the performance was not significantly in the red overall.