WMA: Bitcoin Surges Past $41,000 as the Crypto Market Recovers

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This Week’s Summary

  • The Crypto Market ends the week at a total market capitalization of $1,895 trillion.
  • Bitcoin is up by almost 10% and trading at around $41,640.
  • Ethereum increased by over 15% to trade again above $3,000.
  • XRP is up by a little over 9% after a good week.
  • Almost all altcoins are trading in the green after a spectacular week of recovery.
  • The DeFi sector added over $5 billion to the Total Value Locked in protocols, which now stands at $84.76 billion.

Crypto Trends Jan 31st – Feb 06th, 2022: Market Analysis and Performance

This week, the crypto market has made a surprising recovery after a gruesome start to 2022. While many pessimists were expecting a “crypto winter,” it seems that most assets are anticipating spring already. This week, most cryptocurrencies followed an optimistic uptrend. Even the market capitalization regained almost $175 billion in value.

Bitcoin was nearing the $30k mark only a couple of weeks ago. Today, it trades proudly above $41,000 after a 10% value boost. It seems that a combination of factors pushed the king coin on greener pastures this week. Firstly, most financial markets are surging as we speak. Secondly, it seems that the FUD in the crypto market has withered away. Therefore, more investors are steadily rebuilding their trust in BTC and other assets.

Additionally, Russia made a surprising overturn on its ban on cryptocurrencies. Instead of strengthening its restrictions on crypto use, the Russian financial authorities are now looking into legalizing it. The government is working with the Central Bank to create an organization to oversee the emerging crypto industry.

This wave of optimism helped Ethereum recover, too. The second crypto in command struggled to remain above $2,000 only ten days ago. Now, ETH is trading at $3,000 and still growing to repay its long-time supporters. However, some speculate that Vitalik Buterin’s decision to lower Ethereum fees has led to this surge.

Altcoins & DeFi

Ripple’s XRP followed the crypto market trend and increased in value accordingly. With a 10% value surge, XRP is trading at nearly $0.7.

Elsewhere, most altcoins are trading in the green. For example, Solana increased by 20% and Polkadot by 15%. On the other hand, Cardano is up by over 6% and Dogecoin by almost 4%. Meanwhile, Terra recovered some of its recent losses with an 11% value boost.

The Metaverse sector is also exploding, with most projects trading in the green. For instance, Decentraland is up by 38%, and Axie Infinity has increased by 25%. Lastly, The Sandbox is up by almost 23%.

The DeFi sector added over $5 billion to the total value protocols (TVL), which now stands at nearly $84.76 billion.

Crypto Market Analysis – What’s in the News?

  • Has Vitalik Buterin’s proposal to lower transaction fees fueled Ethereum’s rise?
  • Nintendo President sees “Great Potential” in the Metaverse.
  • Novogratz challenges Peter Schiff to a $1 million bet on Bitcoin

Next Week’s Crypto Market Forecast

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It’s great to see the crypto market stepping out of the bears’ shadow, even if it’s only for a week. Naturally, we hope that this uptrend will continue. However, the recent weeks have shown intense volatility, which may not go away that easily. Hopefully, we’ll see a bit more stability starting with next week.

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