First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Holding Up at $19.5K Despite Bearish Conditions
Bitcoin (BTC) managed to stay at about $19,500 on Tuesday, up 1% on the day. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value appears to be holding up well despite bearish news and economic uncertainty. The CoinDesk Market Index slipped 0.3%.
U.S. stocks surged in premarket trading on Tuesday and European stocks gained as investors awaited another batch of corporate earnings.
Bitcoin sold off last week after the U.S. Consumer Price Index came in worse than expected, but the cryptocurrency quickly recovered.
“The fact that crypto is holding up so well with bearish news tells me that the market is already too well positioned for the downside and is happy to take on some risk going forward,” Matteo Bottacini, an analyst at Crypto Finance AG, wrote in a note Tuesday morning.
Ether (ETH) made small gains over the last 24 hours, Lido DAO was up 5%, and Polygon’s MATIC was also up 5%.
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