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Bitcoin price surges towards all-time highs

TL;DR

  • Bitcoin’s price surged in February, hitting nearly $20,000 monthly, marking historic gains.
  • Order book liquidity shifted, with bids moving from $20,000 to $52,000, indicating changing market sentiment.
  • Spot Bitcoin ETFs attracted record inflows, propelling BTC prices beyond expectations despite concerns about volatility.

The cryptocurrency market is witnessing unprecedented growth as Bitcoin (BTC) continues its upward trajectory, eyeing a challenge to its all-time highs. Following a remarkable performance in February, BTC price returns are breaking records, with enthusiasts and analysts closely monitoring the market dynamics.

February performance sets new records

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on March 1, Checkmate, the pseudonymous lead on-chain analyst at Glassnode, highlighted a significant event in BTC price history. The February 29 monthly close marked a clear victory for Bitcoin bulls, with gains of 43.55%, the highest since December 2020.

Checkmate emphasized the astonishing gains, with February witnessing a monthly candle nearly $20,000 high. This surge added $390 billion to Bitcoin’s market capitalization, representing a remarkable 47% increase. 

Notably, the $20,000 level had previously formed an all-time high for BTC price, remaining unbeaten for three years since its appearance in December 2017.

Market dynamics and order book liquidity

While the market celebrates these historic gains, concerns about volatility and order book liquidity persist. Monthly candle expirations can trigger volatility, especially when order books lack substantial bid liquidity. A snapshot of BTC/USDT order book liquidity on Binance revealed $59,000 as the nearest potential safety net, highlighting the importance of robust support levels.

Material Indicators co-founder Keith Alan provided insights into the shifting order book composition, noting significant changes in lower-level bids. Bids previously concentrated in the mid-$20,000 zone have been relocated to $52,000, reflecting evolving market dynamics and investor sentiment.

Spot Bitcoin ETFs fuel price surge

A key driver of Bitcoin’s recent surge has been the introduction of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which attracted record net inflows. In the latter half of February, this development injected additional momentum into BTC’s upward trajectory.

Alan emphasized the unexpected nature of recent market movements, with the BTC price surpassing $60,000 and experiencing substantial fluctuations. Despite the unpredictability, the influx of nearly $8 billion in BTC ETF inflows pushed prices beyond expectations.

Future outlook

As Bitcoin continues its ascent towards all-time highs, market participants remain cautiously optimistic about its future trajectory. While record-breaking gains in February have fueled excitement, concerns about volatility and market liquidity persist.

Analysts urge investors to remain vigilant and monitor market dynamics closely, especially in light of potential fluctuations triggered by monthly candle expirations. Spot Bitcoin ETFs add a new dimension to the cryptocurrency landscape, further influencing market sentiment and price movements.

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Benson Mawira

Benson is a blockchain reporter who has delved into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc.His area of expertise is the cryptocurrency markets, fundamental and technical analysis.With his insightful coverage of everything in Financial Technologies, Benson has garnered a global readership.

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