Bitcoin Trends Upward as Markets Calm Despite Ukraine Tensions

Traders showed some optimism even as President Joe Biden announced more sanctions.

AccessTimeIconFeb 23, 2022 at 7:55 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 23, 2022 at 9:29 p.m. UTC

Brian covers bitcoin on the markets team

Bitcoin (BTC) was trading at $37,952 at press time. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has tracked traditional markets so far this week as the U.S. announced a new round of sanctions against Russia.

  • “Bitcoin has been trying to correct from levels close to the lows of February, but this is probably not the bottom yet,” said Alex Kuptsikevich, senior financial analyst at FxPro. “The rebound of bitcoin began along with the growth of European stock indices at the beginning of the day.”
  • Kuptsikevich noted that Alternative.Me’s Cryptocurrency Fear Index lost ground, remaining in a state of “extreme fear.”
  • Other popular cryptocurrencies also gained. Ether (ETH) was up 5$ as of midday Wednesday, while solana (SOL) ticked up 7%.

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