Bitcoin, Ether Rally Back to Levels Just Before China Crypto Ban


  The cryptocurrency market made a swift comeback from the turbulence last week triggered by Chinas latest crackdown volley, with the likes of Bitcoin and Ether recouping most of their losses on Monday.

  Bitcoin rallied to about $44,000 as of 1:35 p.m. in Hong Kong, near the level when the People‘s Bank of China on Friday announced its latest step in reining in crypto. Ether broke above last week’s level at $3,100.

  “Over the weekend sessions, Bitcoin has shown some resilience and has now recovered the majority of those losses,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp., in a note Monday. “It may well be that Chinas previously announced crackdowns had already been built into prices.”

  Crypto markets were roiled on Friday when the PBOC issued a newly restrictive ban on transactions and mining, in conjunction with several other state agencies. That step signaled that policies in China may be moving toward a more serious and coordinated level. At the same time, previous statements from Beijing about bans havent killed crypto entirely in the country, so some traders were more sanguine about the effect.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.