Bitcoin (BTC) was heading back towards $12,000 on June 27 as crypto industry businesses report record activity across the board.
Market visualization courtesy of Coin360
Data from Coin360 showed the bitcoin price coming off its local highs at $13,800 to circle $12,150 as of press time Thursday.
The $13,800 level, charts now suggest, forms an important barrier to further gains. In all its history, bitcoin has never managed a monthly close above that level. Therefore, it will be an important test for BTC price as the month of June is now coming to an end.
Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360
While opinions remain mixed as to how high bitcoin will go before tempering its giant bull run, businesses are celebrating, with all-time high figures continuing to emerge.
On Wednesday, it was asset manager Grayscale which led the successes, its total assets under management passing $3 billion in value.
The Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) additionally passed an implied bitcoin price of $17,000, meaning investors are currently paying around a 40% premium. As Cointelegraph reported, such behavior underlines institutional investor interest in the space.
On cryptocurrency markets themselves, the so-called ‘Real 10 Index,’ a reading of genuine exchange volumes created by data aggregator Messari, gave 24-hour bitcoin volumes of over $5.5 billion.
For altcoins, momentum appeared to gather pace after most tokens put in lackluster performance this week.
As speculation mounts of an altcoin resurgence to match bitcoin, ethereum (ETH) topped $350 before correcting to $320.
Ether 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360
Bitcoin’s own downturn nonetheless hit markets hard, with many of the top twenty cryptocurrencies by market cap suffering double-figure losses Thursday.