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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Tom Wilson
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -Bitcoin rose on Friday to its highest stage since round mid-September, bolstered partially by seasonal elements in addition to supportive feedback general from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.
In testimony to Congress, Powell mentioned the Fed had no intention of banning cryptocurrencies, in response to a query from Home Consultant Ted Budd.
Some analysts additionally mentioned October is often a bullish month for digital property, with September traditionally a bearish interval for the sector.
“The digital asset market is benefiting each from the seasonality impact in addition to typically constructive market fundamentals,” mentioned Ulrik Ok.Lykke, founding father of crypto property hedge fund ARK36.
“This autumn has typically seen robust performances and the expectation the development will proceed this yr can change into a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s doable that we’ll see new all-time highs in This autumn, particularly that on-chain information, notably within the case of bitcoin, appear to point a possible for a robust bull market continuation.”
He additionally cited Powell’s feedback on Thursday as one issue for bitcoin’s constructive value motion.
The most important cryptocurrency was final up 9.3% at $47,910, after hitting a excessive of $48,236.08. If features are maintained, bitcoin could be on tempo to submit its largest day by day share acquire since mid-June.
Smaller cash ether and , which have a tendency to maneuver in tandem with bitcoin, have been up 10.1% at $3,301 and eight.5% at $1.0326, respectively.
Joseph Edwards, head of analysis at Enigma Securities in London, additionally mentioned spiking volumes on crypto derivatives exchanges was a doable driver for the strikes. Derivatives buying and selling typically influences spot costs in bitcoin markets.
Within the futures markets, bitcoin confirmed a web brief place of -883, the smallest since mid-August, information from the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee launched on Friday confirmed.
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