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The markets had been blended on Might 11 as Bitcoin (BTC) recovered from Monday’s drop to $53,000 by bouncing to $56,862 however the digital asset continues to be discovering resistance on the $57,000 degree.

Ether (ETH) additionally labored its approach again above $4,100 however in line with Cointelegraph analyst Marcel Pechman, the bullish sentiment for Ether seen in latest weeks has begun to fade as merchants query whether or not new all-time highs might be sustainable within the brief time period.

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView exhibits that Bitcoin bulls defended a late-night sell-off on Might 10 that briefly dropped the value of BTC beneath $54,000 earlier than dip patrons devoured up promote orders and lifted the value again above $56,000.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

blue-chipWhile the blue chip cryptocurrencies have been caught in a sideways market, canine-themed meme cash together with Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogelon Mars (ELON) have adopted Dogecoin’s (DOGE) lead and seen their prices explode for triple-digit gains.

Ethereum bulls take a short breather

Bitcoin’s range-bound buying and selling between $50,000 and $60,000 in latest weeks can partially be attributed to the rising worth of Ether, which has caught the eye of institutional traders in search of publicity to extra than simply BTC. The rising demand for Ether can clearly be seen within the worth motion of the ETH/BTC pair.

ETH/BTC 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

In accordance with David Lifchitz, managing accomplice and chief funding officer at ExoAlpha, Ether’s latest all-time excessive was partly because of a “continued rotation away from Bitcoin” which helped push the value of Ether “as excessive as $4,214 earlier than all of the sudden puking all the way down to $3,658 (-13% in an hour).”

The downturn within the crypto market coincided with a selloff within the U.S. fairness markets that hit the tech-heavy NASDAQ index particularly arduous. Lifchitz famous that Bitcoin and the opposite cryptocurrencies had been ultimately capable of “bounce again half of the loss from the excessive.”

Whereas the sell-off “may very well be defined by some correlation trades resulting in a fast profit-taking in cryptos”, Lifchitz additionally pointed to the potential of a extra organized selloff the place some merchants took benefit of frothy market circumstances.

Lifchitz mentioned:

“It may even have been an organized selloff as Ethereum was at its ATH after a torrid trip (i.e. ETH was susceptible to a fast drop) in an effort to spook the weak fingers and shake them off, triggering a cascading promoting impact, earlier than shopping for again ETH on a budget as proven by the even larger quantity to purchase proper after the selloff.”

Lifchitz highlighted that simply:

“Twenty-four hours later, Bitcoin is again in the course of its twilight zone ($50,000 to $60,000) and Ether is slowly grinding larger above $4K. So all in all, it was simply an odd day in crypto land.”

Additional perception into the market strikes over the previous week was provided by Ben Lilly, co-founder and analyst at Jarvis Labs, who highlighted a rise in on-chain revenue taking during the last week that had “numerous capital turning over all through altcoins.”

Lilly mentioned:

“As capital made its approach from coin to coin, earnings had been being realized as Bitcoin traded sideways. What we noticed on Might 10 was the top of this part.”

Altcoins lead the market larger

The general altcoin market shook off the bearish strikes seen within the larger-cap cryptocurrencies. EOS led the day with a 50% leap which took the value to $13.92  after Block.one introduced that it had secured $10 billion in funding to launch an EOS-based cryptocurrency change named Bullish World.

Each day cryptocurrency market efficiency. Supply: Coin360

Yearn.finance (YFI) managed to break out of the buying and selling vary it had been caught in to placed on a 58% rally to a brand new document excessive above $80,000, whereas the value of Revain (REV) exploded 130% to succeed in a multi-year excessive at $0.049.

The general cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.474 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance fee is 42.8%.

The views and opinions expressed listed here are solely these of the writer and don’t essentially replicate the views of Cointelegraph.com. Each funding and buying and selling transfer entails danger, you must conduct your individual analysis when making a choice.