On Oct. 1, the cryptocurrency market experienced a 9.5% pump that drove Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) to their highest levels in 12 days. A variety of reasons have been attributed to the price move, including the U.S. consumer price index, exchanges’ diminishing supply, and a “cup and handle” bullish continuation chart formation.
Traders are not likely to find an explanation for the sudden move, apart from investors regaining confidence after the Sept. 19 drop was attributed to contagion fears from China-based property developer Evergrande.
The Ethereum network has been facing some criticism due to the $20 or higher transaction costs caused by the nonfungible token (NFT) sales and decentralized finance (DeFi) activity. Cross-chain bridges connecting Ethereum to proof-of-stake (PoS) networks have been partially solving this issue, and Friday’s Umbrella network oracle service launch shows just how fast interoperability is advancing.
It is also worth noting that China’s announced even stricter rules last week had a positive impact on the volumes seen