The last time Bitcoin saw such a long streak of green candles was July 2021, during the height of the pandemic.
Bitcoin (BTC) has clocked eight straight days of increasing prices and has surged back above $18,000 for the first time since mid-December.
The cryptocurrency hadn’t recorded such a prolonged winning streak since July 2021, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last seven days, the price of BTC has increased nearly 8%, with a 4.1% surge in the last 24 hours at the time of writing.
Cointelegraph analysts predicted earlier on Jan. 11 that Bitcoin could rally to $18,000 as its upward price movement put pressure on $275 million worth of weekly options expiring Jan. 13, with bets placed at $16,500 and lower.
Hedge fund Moskovski Capital’s CEO, Lex Moskovski, tweeted an image on Jan. 11 showing $86 million worth of Bitcoin shorts were “getting smoked royally.”
Shorts are getting smoked royally.
$86M in the last 4h. pic.twitter.com/hNPwn4C53M
— Lex Moskovski (@mskvsk) January 11, 2023
BTC’s price fell nearly 65% over 2022. The wider crypto market also faced headwinds resulting from numerous bankruptcies and collapses in the space in the same year including crypto exchange FTX, the second-largest exchange at the time of its bankruptcy.
— Andrew (@AP_Abacus) January 12, 2023