Cryptocurrency market back above $1 trillion in market capitalisation

Cryptocurrency market back above $1 trillion in market capitalisation

However, experts say it is premature to call this the start of a bull run because the bear markets are synonymous with momentary price upswings

The global cryptocurrency market crossed $1 trillion in market capitalisation in the past 24 hours, bringing relief to investors and raising hopes about the start of a bull run.

Strong buying interest in Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest digital currency, took it well above $22,700, while Ethereum (ETH), the second most valuable crypto, crossed $1,600, lifting the entire crypto market by about 5 percent in the past 24 hours.

After a crash in prices over the past several weeks, the market capitalisation of the crypto market stood at $1.01 trillion for the first time since June 13. BTC’s market capitalisation was $420 billion, while ETH had a market cap of $120 billion, with $20 billion added in the past 24 hours alone.
ETH is up by 54 percent over the past month, according to data from CoinGecko, an independent cryptocurrency data aggregator. The gains are on account of the much-awaited “merge” upgrade, which will take ETH from its current state as a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain to an energy-efficient proof-of-stake (PoS) network in September, also dubbed as “Ethereum 2.0.” The asset had dipped below $1,000 less than a week ago.

No bull run, yet

“There are no supporting headwinds to support the rally, with most factors that led to the crypto winter still in place. Investors can add small amounts of money at this point and wait for overall sentiment to turn positive before joining in the bull-run when it begins later on,” Arijit Mukherjee, founder of Yunometa, an NFT marketplace, told Benzinga.

“What we have seen this week is the break upwards. But this does not mean that the upward trend will continue,” said Jenny Zheng, NFT business development lead at Bybit. “We have to bear in mind that we are still in the bear market. The wild price fluctuations are part and parcel of the crypto. I will not go all in just because I see a small jump this week.”

The best-selling author added that bear markets are synonymous with momentary price upswings and that four of the last six months have been negative for crypto markets, signalling that the bear trend continues.

“Based on historical price patterns, the market is still in a bear channel, which started back in May. The two-week upswing is just temporary. This is no way near a bull run,” said Philip Verrien, project lead at Pollen DeFi.


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Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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