Spot crypto trading volumes surge to levels not seen since March

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  • The recent crypto rally has boosted bitcoin to $35,000 and increased daily exchange volumes to their highest levels since spring.

The recent crypto rally that propelled Bitcoin toward $35,000 is revitalizing the previously calm market, as daily exchange volumes reach their highest levels since spring.

According to The Block's data dashboard, the seven-day moving average for spot exchange volumes across the market's reputable platforms breached $24 billion on October 26. This level hasn't been reached since the end of March.


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The market has experienced more pronounced fluctuations compared to the summer as traders process headlines about the potential launch of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, which proponents believe will create new channels for capital influx. That's lifted volatility to level not seen since April, The Block's dashboard shows. 

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