Green Xmas: Bitcoin Tops $50K, Luna Dominates (This Week’s Recap)

Christmas Eve is upon us, and it’s a green one. The overwhelming majority of cryptocurrencies are trading well in the green today and, as a matter of fact – throughout the entire week. Let’s kick it off with Bitcoin.

BTC’s price was trading at around $46,000 this time last week. We saw the first bullish attempt on Sunday, but the price was rejected above $48K and retraced back to $46K. Then, things started looking positive, and bitcoin started climbing towards $50K. It had almost reached this coveted level on Wednesday, but the bears once again stepped in and pushed it back towards $48K.

Thins changed on Thursday and Friday, though, as the price skyrocketed from below $49K and reached an intraday high at around $51,500. The price is now trading slightly below $51,000 for a total increase of about 6.5% in seven days.

The rest of the market is also trading well in the green. Ethereum is up 2.4%, BNB – 3.4%, Solana – 6.8%, ADA – 14.6%, but the undeniable winner and the cryptocurrency that completely dominated this week’s momentum is Luna.

LUNA is currently trading at $96, having peaked above $100 for a new all-time high. It’s up a whopping 50% in the past seven days, and its momentum and social media presence are overwhelmingly positive.

Another exciting thing happened this week on a slightly different front. The NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection flipped the Crypto Punks in terms of floor price for the first time in history.

Market Data

Market Cap: $2,506B | 24H Vol: 114B | BTC Dominance: 40.4%

BTC: $50,967 (+6.5%%) | ETH: $4,066 (+2.6%) | ADA: $1.43 (+14.6%)

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Charts

This week we have a chart analysis of Ethereum, Ripple, Solana, Luna, and Avalanche – click here for the full price analysis.


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