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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Stand Strong Even As Markets Quake On Rate Anxiety: Analyst Sees 38% Upside For This Resilient Crypto Gem

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The global cryptocurrency market cap edged up 0.6% to $1.64 trillion as major coins traded in the green at the time of publishing.

Bitcoin moved between a low of $42,298.30 and a high of $43,494.25 on Monday. High costs of borrowing are impacting risk assets after the Federal Reserve maintained the interest rates between 5.25% and 5.5% at the end of last month.

Cryptocurrency Gains +/- Price (Recorded at 10.58 p.m. EST)
Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) +0.34% $42,806.39
Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) +1.04% $2,315.33
Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) +0.38% $0.08

This month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell admitted that inflation was not “dead” and that the U.S. central bank would wait for “more good data” before taking a call on cutting rates. His comments poured cold water over expectations for a rate cut in March.

Major coins were seen moving in tandem with equities at the time of publishing as U.S. stock futures were in positive territory. However, during Monday’s session, the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped 0.2% to 15,597.68. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.7% to 38,380.12 the same day.

Top Gainer (24-Hours)

Cryptocurrency Gains +/- Price (Recorded at 10.58 p.m. EST)
Ethereum Name Service (ENS) +13% $20.74
Sui (SUI) +8.9% $1.60
Optimism (OP) +6.7% $3.20

As investors’ expectations of rate cuts diminish, the dollar has received a shot in the arm. The greenback surged to 11-week highs on Monday. The dollar index, a measure of the currency’s strength against a basket of six other currencies, rose to its highest level since Nov. 14. At the time of publishing, it was down marginally by 0.03% at 104.02.

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Analyst Takes

Cryptocurrency trader Michaël van de Poppe is hopeful that the following two years will see a “massive bull run” for both Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

The following two years will be a massive bull run for #Bitcoin and #Crypto.

— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) February 5, 2024

Van de Poppe shared his “gameplans” for Ethereum on X, formerly Twitter.

“The Dencun upgrade is taking place on the final testnet in the next few days,” said the trader. “Most likely it will have a positive impact on the price of Ethereum, but I’d rather want to see a flip of 0.06 for confirmation or a sweep of the lows.”


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