Nick Chong · 1 week ago · 2 min read · Insights via Grayscale Investments
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Crypto markets rally as Bitcoin flashes bullish signs; is altseason upon us?
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Bitcoin’s uptrend throughout the first ten days of 2020 has allowed most major altcoins to put some distance between their current prices and their recent lows. Many of these altcoins have been underperforming BTC, although this may soon change as the aggregated crypto market begins incurring some major momentum.
Analysts are now even going as far as to say that multiple altcoins that are rallying today could be the primary factors that help lead Bitcoin higher in the near-term.
Crypto Markets Surge as Bitcoin Shows Signs of Starting Another Rally
Currently, multiple major cryptocurrencies have been able to clock massive gains, with Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV – two controversial BTC hard forks – surging 10 percent and 27 percent respectively.
They aren’t the only digital assets that have been able to post large gains today, as Litecoin has been able to climb just under 9 percent, while EOS has jumped nearly 7 percent.
These altcoins are currently climbing on the backdrop of Bitcoin’s recent bullishness, as the cryptocurrency’s buyers were able to absorb significant overnight selling pressure that nearly forced BTC beneath its key support at $7,700.
Buyer’s strong defense of this level allowed it to climb back above $8,000, and the crypto is now attempting to break above $8,100.
Jonny Moe, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, concisely noted that it is “go time” for Bitcoin, pointing to a chart that shows the resistance it is currently attempting to break above.
Will Altcoins Help Fuel the Next BTC Rally?
Historically, Bitcoin leads the aggregated markets on both uptrend and downtrends, with smaller cryptocurrencies closely tracking its price action and following its lead.
This time, however, one analyst believes that BTC’s next rally to $8,500 could be fueled by the bullishness currently being seen amongst major altcoins.
Loma, another popular cryptocurrency analyst, spoke about this in a tweet, telling his followers that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if BTC follows Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin’s lead. He noted:
“If BCH and LTC is leading the market, I wouldn’t be surprised if BTC follows to about $8,500.”
It does appear that Bitcoin is struggling to break above this resistance level, however, and any strong rejection here could lead it back into the $7,000 region, subsequently halting the rallies seen by multiple major altcoins.