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Top cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, SOL, AVAX

The crypto market recorded a late-minute screamer this week, with the global crypto market cap soaring 11% to a high of $1.82 trillion.

This impressive growth was majorly triggered by the resurgence of Bitcoin (BTC) with altcoins such as Solana (SOL) and Avalanche (AVAX) making unique contributions, as well.

Here’s a look at the top cryptocurrencies to watch from the past seven days.

BTC, SOL and AVAX prices – Feb. 11 | Source: Santiment

BTC records six straight intraday gains

Bitcoin started last week with signs of an imminent upsurge, instantly breaking the $43,000 resistance point on Feb. 5. These signs did not particularly capture investors’ attention, as BTC eventually ended Feb. 5 below the $43,000 threshold.

However, industry commentators began observing this momentum when the crypto token breached $43,000 and $44,000 in one fell swoop on Feb. 7, closing the day above the $44,000 mark amid a 2.91% gain. 

The next day came with its bullishness, as BTC transcended the $44,000 level, with its eyes set on $45,000. The asset achieved this goal with a $45,300 price at the close of the day, as spot Bitcoin ETFs recorded greater demand. Data confirmed that these products had seen $1.55 billion inflows since inception.

Bitcoin’s sustained gains triggered a resurgence of market interest. Trade volume skyrocketed 55% from a low of $16.8 billion on Feb. 5 to $26.2 billion by Feb. 8. This surge in demand contributed to Bitcoin’s strength. Interestingly, trade volume increased again on Feb. 9, hitting a one-month high of $39.3 billion.

BTC continued breaching more psychological resistance levels until it reclaimed the pivotal $48,000 price. Amid this phenomenal run, the firstborn crypto has recorded six consecutive days of intraday gains, and looks poised to seal a seventh day. The last time the asset achieved this feat was last October.

Bitcoin now trades at $48,163. It bears mentioning that the token began this week at $42,568 following a worrisome market turbulence in the previous week. Bitcoin’s current price indicates that the token has surged 13% this week, adding a massive $108.4 billion to its market cap. 

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