Bitcoin (BTC) returned to hitting records on Dec. 30 after a fresh rebound took it above its $28,400 all-time high.
BTC price nails fresh all-time high
Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView showed BTC/USD tackle its existing historic top during trading on Wednesday.
In a strong resurgence overnight, Bitcoin confirmed that it had no time for bears after briefly dipping as low as $25,830 over the past 24 hours.
Daily gains were at 7.5% at press time as $28,560 became reality.
The move brings Bitcoin ever closer to sealing $30,000 as a new psychological level before the end of the year, something that seemed all but impossible just one week ago.
As Cointelegraph reported, however, analysts still believe that a reversal could take the largest cryptocurrency down to existing support at $19,500.
On Tuesday, Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michaël van de Poppe nonetheless highlighted $27,500 as the critical area to break in order to pave the way for new all-time highs.
Ether price leads altcoin gains
The knock-on impact among major cap altcoins was clearly felt, with Ether (ETH) nearing $740 after rising 5.5% on the day.
Polkadot (DOT) added to existing strength to see weekly performance approach 50%.
As before, the exception was XRP, which maintained 10% daily losses as continued delistings by major exchanges further weighed on sentiment. The troubled coin nonetheless managed to reclaim $0.20.