Bitcoin Explodes Past $26,500 in Post-Christmas Rally

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Bitcoin is seeing a strong rally after Christmas despite a sharp drop on vacation. The leading cryptocurrency surged over $ 26,000 a few minutes ago, up 7% in the past 24 hours alone.

BTC is now at a new all-time high at $ 26,500.

Graph of the price history of BTC over the last two weeks from TradingView.com

Altcoins are surprisingly worse than Bitcoin, as the leading cryptocurrency takes all the air out of altcoins. Ethereum is only up 3.5% in the past 24 hours, below BTC’s 7% performance.

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Bitcoin explodes above $ 26,000

Analysts disagree on what’s next for Bitcoin price. Some think that the cryptocurrency will peak in the medium term as the market is extremely overbought. A trader referring to the diagram below stated recently:

“For me, the early warning signs are that the duration of every consolidation is getting shorter and the rallies themselves getting shorter. I wouldn’t be surprised if a 30% correction towards 19-20k could be seen at some point in the next 4-5 weeks. “

I think the market is nearing a spike for $ BTC

For me, the early warning signs are that the duration of every consolidation is getting shorter and the rallies themselves getting shorter.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a correction of 30% towards 19-20k could be seen at some point in the next 4-5 weeks pic.twitter.com/F3OgoUCy3F

– “Pentoshi” (@ Pentosh1) December 26, 2020

Bitcoin could continue to gain, however, as institutional money flows into this space. There is a growing contingent of analysts who are reluctant to focus only on the technical trends of the leading cryptocurrency, as it is clear that the dynamics of demand for Bitcoin have changed from previous market cycles.

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Featured image of Shutterstock price tags: xbtusd, btcusd, btcusdt charts from TradingView.com Bitcoin explodes over $ 26,500 in post-Christmas rally