Breaking: bitcoin reaches $37,600 – Does the rally continue?

Bitcoin has reached a new all-time high as it has risen above $37,700 for the first time ever.

This brings the cryptocurrency’s market capitalization to almost $700 billion. Currently, the Bitcoin price is trading at $37,600 after a setback from the newly set all-time high.

The funding rates of the leading Cryptosoft futures markets are currently in positive territory at 0.1% per eight hours on Binance. Many see this extremely high funding rate as a sign that there are many retail investors buying the cryptocurrency via futures, which could lead to a steeper correction if the buying action eases to the upside.

The funding rate is the recurring rate that long positions pay to short positions on futures platforms to normalize the price of the futures to the price of the underlying spot market. But is a reset really to be expected?

What is behind this bitcoin rally?

Behind the ongoing Bitcoin price rally is a surge of interest from both individuals and institutions buying Bitcoins. Just recently, SkyBridge Capital announced that they own $300 million worth of BTC:

„SkyBridge Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced the launch of SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund LP, which provides mass affluent investors with an institutional vehicle for exposure to Bitcoin. In addition, SkyBridge has initiated a position on behalf of its flagship funds worth approximately $310 million as of the date of this release in funds investing in Bitcoin in November and December 2020.“

Retail investor interest is also growing immensely, but it appears that there is still a lot of room to grow compared to 2017. [Buy cryptocurrencies? Go to buy bitcoin at eToro guide]

Bitcoin price target at $300,000

Prominent trader Peter Brandt published a tweet today by emphasizing that Bitcoin is now fully entering the parabolic phase. In doing so, he says that while BTC is currently „overbought“, the cryptocurrency will continue to hold this condition. Bitcoin is on track to reach new all-time highs.

If his chart is to be believed, Bitcoin could rise towards $300,000. But he is not the only one who is bullish on Bitcoin.