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Bitcoin soars by $5K in minutes — BTC hits $38K after Elon Musk’s ‚Dogecoin treatment‘

Vonalphagenics

Jan 31, 2021


Bitcoin (BTC) surged by over $5,000 in minutes on Jan. 29 after the world’s richest man added its symbol to his Twitter page.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart. Source: Tradingview

BTC price hits $38K highs

Data from Cointelegraph Markets and Tradingview showed BTC/USD spiking to $38,000 as users began to notice that Elon Musk was now publicly advertising Bitcoin.

The move comes amid major anticipation from investors that BTC will be the next asset to receive a boost, either from a figure like Musk or from lay consumers affiliated with the now notorious Reddit group r/Wallstreetbets.

As Cointelegraph reported, Musk had previously singlehandedly pumped the price of several cryptoassets notably meme-based Dogecoin (DOGE), with just one or a handful of tweets.

DOGE, along with stocks GameSpot and AMC, meanwhile all surged thanks to Reddit this month, with the ensuing regulatory retaliation causing uproar and increasing cryptocurrency’s reputation as an independent investment.

„This should be your wake up call to get your #Bitcoin off exchanges,“ popular Twitter account Documenting Bitcoin summarized as $GME trading was shut down.