Bitcoin and Ether hit their highest levels since mid-May, when sentiment warmed

After a major Ethereum upgrade and despite uncertainty about the crypto rules in the US infrastructure plan, Bitcoin and Ether reached their highest level in more than two months.

Bitcoin surged up to 4.1% on Saturday to $ 44,463, its highest level since May 18. Ether jumped up to 6.9% to $ 3,145 and won a fourth day amid the London upgrade of the Ethereum network, which is slowing the pace of coin growth.

“A mood of optimism seems to have returned in the cryptocurrency markets,” said Paolo Ardoino, chief technology officer at Bitfinex, in comments on Friday. “Bitcoin leads, while Ethereum continues to make profits” after its network upgrade. Still, he said, “the turmoil we’ve seen in the crypto markets over the past few weeks is unlikely to subside.”

Cryptocurrencies are showing signs of life again after pulling back significantly from record highs in recent months, a setback attributed to concerns over China’s crackdown and questions fueled by Elon Musk about Bitcoin’s energy usage.

However, Bitcoin is nearing its 50-day moving average, a level it hasn’t touched since May 26th. And Ether is back above $ 3,000 after its first run above that level in just a few weeks.

One factor that is still causing uncertainty: The US infrastructure law currently going through Congress, which contains dueling changes that affect reporting requirements for crypto transactions and tax collection. The bipartisan group that drafted the bill expected the additional tax revenue to cover part of the bill’s cost.

That doesn’t stop the momentum in crypto, however, whose market value has soared about 10% to $ 1.89 trillion in the past 24 hours, according to CoinGecko.com. Other tokens such as Binance Coin, Cardano, XRP, and Dogecoin are also recovering.

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