Following a strong weekend, bitcoin’s surge continued to start the week, as Tesla announced close to $2 billion worth of holdings in BTC. Overall, crypto markets were around 3% higher on Monday.
Bitcoin, which consolidated for the majority of last week, moved closer to a three-week high today, climbing by as much as 3% as of writing.
BTC/USD rose to an intraday high above $43,700.00 during Monday’s session, as markets reacted to the news that Tesla currently holds $1.9 billion in bitcoin.
The move came as bitcoin marginally broke out of its resistance level of $42,060 for the first time since January 21.
As of writing, the RSI also climbed to a high point, tracking above its long-term ceiling of 60, which it last hit in mid-November.
Monday’s move has also led to a crossover of the 10-day (red) and 25-day (blue) moving averages, which many long-term bulls have been waiting for.
Bulls may take this as a sign to add more upward pressure to prices, with some targeting $45,000 as the next point of profit taking.
ETH was also tracking at multi-week highs on Monday, as bulls continue to flock to the world’s second largest cryptocurrency.
As of writing, ETH/USD climbed to a high of $3,111.16 today, after trading at $2,965.43 less than 24-hours ago.
Overall, ethereum is up over 20% in the last week, coming as its 14-RSI broke beyond two key resistance levels in that time.
The first break came after a break above 44 on February 3, followed by Saturday’s surge above the 55 ceiling.