Bitcoin stayed firm, gaining roughly a percent to hover stubbornly above 34,000-levels, while Ethereum gained half a percent apiece but remained below $1,800.

On Monday, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies maintained their upward momentum in the new week. All crypto coins participated in the early trades, extending the weekend momentum. The recent crypto rally has been aided by the enthusiasm around regulatory approval of a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) listing.

Bitcoin maintained its strength, gaining roughly 1% and remaining strongly above the 34,000-levels. However, its greatest peer, Ethereum, saw a half-percentage-point increase but remained below the $1,800 mark. The majority of altcoins were trading at a profit.

Bitcoin maintained its position above the $34,000 mark, owing to the current bullish view for the likely approval of Bitcoin Spot ETF applications in the United States.

The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) had its second-largest trading week to date, with $1.7 billion in trading volume, while the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) had $800 million, potentially increasing the general market’s favourable attitude. In contrast, Ethereum’s trading value remained above $1,700.

On Monday, the bulk of the main crypto tokens were trading higher. Solana gained roughly 3%, while Chainlink and Polkadot gained 3% each. Polygon, Cardano, and XRP all climbed approximately 2% in early trading. Even dollar-pegged stablecoins increased in value.

The worldwide cryptocurrency market cap was trading much higher, reaching $1.26 trillion after increasing by around 1% in the last 24 hours. However, total trade volumes increased by more than 13% to $27.37 billion.

Bitcoin finished the week with a whopping 15% increase. Throughout the weekend, BTC remained positive while remaining below its local resistance at $35,000. The price is currently hovering around $34,300, with ETH trading slightly above the local support level of $1,765.

It’s worth mentioning that the crypto market will be heavily influenced this week by a number of macro events, including the US FOMC meeting, the monthly announcement of the US unemployment rate, US job vacancies, and the US non-farm Employment Change. These occurrences have the potential to cause volatility in the cryptocurrency market.