Today, October 13, the rate of the Bitcoin confidently surpassed the level of $ 5500 and fixed a historic high at the mark of $ 5920 (Bitfinex exchange):
Bitfinex Bitcoin Chart
On the hourly chart, a correction of the price with consolidation around $ 5550 is clearly visible.
As for other popular stock exchanges, such as Poloniex and Bitstamp, then on these trading floors the price did not reach such high values. The maximum bitcoin was slightly lower, near $ 5,800.
Thus, the price set the resistance level at $ 5800-5900. A strong support level is in the region of $ 4800-5200.
The current rise in the price of the first crypto currency is largely due to the approaching probable hardfoot Segwit2x. It is possible that investors are buying bitcoin in the hope of obtaining an equivalent amount of "alternative bitcoin," as it was in August this year.
Another important factor in price growth is the gradual growth of SegWit-transactions in the bitcoin network:
The graph shows that the share of SegWit-transactions in the bitcoin network already exceeds 10%.
According to the Coinmarketcap service, the current value of bitcoin capitalization is $ 95B. The aggregate capitalization of the crypto-currency market is $ 169.8 billion.
Etherum gained more than 6% in last 24 hours, showing the rapid price rise.
At the moment, average Ethereum price is $325.48 with historic maximum at $386.83 (was reached at Aug 31 2017). Market cap is more than $30B and 24h trading volume is almost $1B.
Main reason of Ethereum price rise can be upcoming hardfork called Byzantium. At the moment, Byzantium launch is planned on the October 16, 2017.