Bitcoin (BTC) rose to clip $20,000 for the first time in five days on July 4 as the Independence Day holiday brought some unexpected gains.
$20,000 briefly reappears
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD spiking to $20,085 on the day, its best performance since June 30.
The pair had spent most of the holiday weekend at around $19,000, but the absence of Wall Street trading ultimately proved no obstacle for bulls.
Thinner weekend order books likely exacerbated volatility compared to underlying volumes, but nonetheless, Bitcoin was up 3% on the day at the time of writing.
Not going to zero just yet #BTC pic.twitter.com/8KuliZn0QC— Material Scientist (@Mtrl_Scientist) July 4, 2022
"Bitcoin has successfully created Bullish Divergence on the Daily Time Frame for the first time since breaking below $20,000," popular analyst Matthew Hyland noted.
On-chain analytics resource Whalemap meanwhile confirmed that whales buying coins at $19,200 had once again provided support for the market.
Yep https://t.co/0SrIWe72OR— whalemap (@whale_map) July 4, 2022
As Cointelegraph reported, whales had expressed a keen interest in levels immediately below $20,000, conspicuously not choosing to wait until much-vaunted levels at $16,000 and below appeared.
"Flipping $19.5K is a trigger for Bitcoin," Cointelegraph contributor Michael van de Poppe added.
Altcoins meanwhile made the most of Bitcoin's spike, with Ether (ETH) rising almost 6% to pass $1,100.
Others in the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap broadly saw daily gains of around 5%.
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Title: Bitcoin price spikes to $20K as whale bought BTC confirms support
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Published Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:52:37 +0100
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