The hard fork token from Bitcoin, known as Bitcoin SV, continues to rise and has crossed $100 for the first time since February 2022.
The price spike, which is noteworthy for having increased by almost 110% in just one week, is mostly attributable to increased trading activity and interest in the South Korean market.
Upbit Spurs Bitcoin SV Surge: Insights
Upbit, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, has been the center of this increased interest in BSV. On New Year’s Day, Upbit registered a significant $275 million in BSV trading activity.
With a total trading volume of $753.5 million, this trading frenzy has driven Bitcoin SV’s market cap to $1.7 billion.
The trend is not exclusive to Upbit, as the trading volume of the token on OKX has also significantly increased, surpassing $47.5 million. In the past 24 hours, BSV’s trading activity has surged by more than 300%.
By trading volume, Bithumb, a significant regional exchange, ranks among the top three as well. Notably, throughout the past 24 hours, Upbit and Bithumb have accounted for around 70% of BSV’s total trading volume.
As of this writing, Coingecko statistics indicates that BSV was trading at $102.87, up 7.3% and 109.1% over the previous day and week, respectively.
BSV seven-day price action. Source: Coingecko
Positive indicators including a bullish Relative Strength Index and a Moving Average Convergence Divergence, together with a trading volume rise of more than 40%, back the surge.
The RSI is moving north while in the overbought area, suggesting a bullish future trajectory for the price of BSV. While the price of Bitcoin SV appears to be accelerating, the MACD is likewise in the green zone, indicating purchasing pressure on the cryptocurrency.
The Bitcoin fork stands out as one of the top cryptocurrency gainers, and although encountering resistance around the $115 level, BSV’s performance follows a wider pattern of erratic moves in the crypto market.
BSV market cap currently at $1.9 billion. Chart: TradingView.com
Bitcoin SV’s Rise Amid Regulatory Moves
In an effort to transform Bitcoin SV into an enterprise-level blockchain and peer-to-peer payment system, proponents highlight the platform’s scalability, reliability, and security. The recent surge in Bitcoin and the likelihood of the SEC approving a spot ETF are driving interest in BSV.
Meanwhile, to counteract illicit behavior, South Korea recently established a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. In a significant move toward regulation, the nation mandated on December 28 that public servants register their cryptocurrency holdings. Controlled domains offer security, which may have drawn investors to these developments.
Although there remains resistance in the vicinity of $115, BSV has outperformed the overall market and is now a top gainer. Depending on how investors respond to its distinct value proposition and how the larger crypto scene develops, the market’s trend may continue or slow down. Watch BSV closely as it forges ahead in the dynamic digital asset market.
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