Celsius (CEL) is currently witnessing a mid-crisis bounce. After registering for bankruptcy protection in the face of various probes, the token’s value transcended pressure and increased by more than 25 percent on Saturday.
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Despite the present efforts of its management, the Celsius Network token is exhibiting indications of a revival, according to certain observers. In the past 24 hours, the price of a CEL has increased by approximately 80 percent.
CEL Up 30% – Bullish Run In The Offing?
CEL was trading at $0.73 at the time of writing, a 30 percent rise over its July 15 closing price.
Faced with skepticism and a growing number of withdrawal stoppage, CEL’s price soared from $0.64 to $1.53 on June 19 and June 20.
Celsius filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Last month, the company halted withdrawals, swaps, and transfers on its platform, claiming “extreme market volatility.”
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The worldwide cryptocurrency market capitalization was trading at $928 billion, up more than 3% in the previous 24 hours. The total trading volume of cryptocurrencies increased almost 3% to $77 billion.
The suspension of withdrawals by Celsius Network last month pushed the cryptocurrency market into a gloomy pit, as its bankruptcy petition revealed $1.2 billion in faulty agreements.
This includes the liquidation of $840 million in Tether debt, $750 million worth of mining hardware, and the loss of 38,000 ETH because of staking.
In addition, it has $411 million in outstanding loans to retail customers, secured by digital assets valued at $765 million.
BTC total market cap at $397 billion on the weekend chart | Source: CoinPrice.Watch
CEL Seeing Steady Ascent
The price rally of CEL appears to be quite typical, with the token witnessing steady climbs and dips over the previous 30 days. On June 21, CEL peaked at $1.53 per token before rapidly reversing course.
Meanwhile, since Celsius began repaying its financial obligations last week, on-chain analysis of CEL has showed steady accumulation, according to data from Santiment. Outside of established exchanges, the quantity of CEL tokens has increased by 0.5 percent during the past three days.
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Likewise, the volume of Celsius has been increasing recently. The CEL volume was 18 million in the early morning hours of July 15. At press time, the same volume stood at 66 million. The variation in volume is indicative of fluctuating investor sentiment.
The price of Celsius’ CEL cryptocurrency is increasing as a result of short sellers unloading CEL tokens on exchanges. Coinglass has reported that exchanges including Okex, FTX, and Huobi are experiencing short positions of more than 80 percent.
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