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Bitcoin rises near $40,000 in best corrective wave since mid-April
Bitcoin extended its gains during the last few days, following a series of positive news regarding digital currencies, bringing the price of the leading digital currency to more than $39,000, and its total market value surpassing the $719 billion level.
Over the course of the past week, Bitcoin witnessed a major positive correction process, as its price gained more than 37%, taking the coin from the level of $ 29,800 to the level of about $ 40,000, and the impressive upward trend represents one of the best positive correction waves the currency has seen since it started the curve bearish since mid-April.
Beginning this week, the leading cryptocurrency had a great week of trading, since the market opened on Monday (July 26) its price has recovered from the $35,000 level to over $40,000, adding more than 15% to its value.
Those impressive gains are largely due to growing speculation that e-commerce giant Amazon is considering accepting bitcoin payments by the end of this year, and in 2022 the internet giant may have its own cryptocurrency.
Factors that contributed to the rise of Bitcoin
Renewed cases of Coronavirus
The world’s first digital currency rose last weekend, driven by several factors that contributed to those gains, which included a renewed rise in the number of new cases of the new mutant “delta” globally, which would make many countries start to think again to put Gradually more restrictions to limit the further spread of virus mutants, “Anthony Fauci” said that the Biden administration is considering adding a new mask mandate even among vaccinators, there are other countries such as Germany and France that are considering imposing these restrictions soon.
Improved risk appetite for Bitcoin
Secondly, the price of Bitcoin rose as investors’ risk appetite improved towards the cryptocurrency industry, this is evidenced by the total volume of cryptocurrency trading on the leading exchanges, the data shows that the total volume has increased in the past few days.
24-hour trading volume on Binance is up more than 63% to over $25.7 billion per day, while volume on Coinbase has increased by more than 116% to over $3.5 billion, and trading volumes on nearly all crypto exchanges are up Likewise.
Third, the price of the initial cryptocurrency jumped following the positive statements made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk regarding Bitcoin. Moreover, there are rumors that Amazon will start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method by the end of the year.
Professional Trader and Analyst, economist in Financial and Forex market since 2004.holds an MBA from the American University in Egypt. Mohammed works as an economic writer and technical & fundamental analyst for many international Forex and financial trading companies in both English and Arabic on a daily basis.