BTC Retraces Below October Highs: LTC Spikes 7% to 6-Month High (Market Watch)
Following the latest all-time high charted yesterday, bitcoin has lost some traction and has dipped below $67,000. Most altcoins have also retraced, aside from Litecoin. LTC has marked another impressive increase and has tapped a new six-month high.
Bitcoin Calms Above $66K
During the weekend, which was just three days ago, the price of the primary cryptocurrency had dipped to $60,000. This was the third consecutive such drop in a week.
However, the situation quickly changed, and BTC started to appreciate in value rapidly. In just a day, the asset skyrocketed by $4,000 and came inches away from its October peak of $67,000.
Although it was unable to break it at first, bitcoin initiated another leg up in the following hours and peaked at $68,700, which became the new all-time high.
Since then, though, the asset has lost some ground and has now dipped below $67,000. Nevertheless, its market capitalization stands above $1.250 trillion, while the dominance over the altcoins has increased to 44%.
Alts Retraced But Not LTC
Most of the altcoin space also charted impressive gains in the past several days, including new all-time highs. Ethereum was one of those that saw new records at nearly $4,900. However, the second-largest crypto has also dipped since then and currently trades just over $4,700.
The rest of the larger-cap alts are also in the red. These include Binance Coin, Solana, Cardano, Ripple, Polkadot, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, and Terra.
Avalanche, on the other hand, has increased by 3% and is close to registering yet another ATH. Nevertheless, Litecoin is the best performer here once again. LTC has surged by another 7% in the past 24 hours and has reached a new six-month high above $265.
More gains come from Loopring (52%), IoTeX (35%), Kadena (22%), Livepeer (13%), and Quant (12%).
The cryptocurrency market capitalization is down by around $60 billion in a day, but it’s still above $3 trillion on CoinGecko.Source