Bitcoin (BTC) continued to trade in a tight range Monday, remaining at around $19,300 as investors await the next batch of earnings from some of the world's largest companies.
U.S. futures declined and European markets opened higher Monday as the Conservative Party in the U.K. chooses a new prime minister. Crypto-friendly Rishi Sunak, former chancellor of the exchequer, took a step forward to becoming the new leader after former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest. Sunak has said that he wants to make the U.K. a “global hub” for crypto assets.
Ether (ETH) has also traded in a tight range over the last week and is up 2% on the day at $1,337.
“There appears to be a growing sense of anticipation among crypto-asset watchers as prices have held firm now for multiple weeks,” Simon Peters, a market analyst at trading platform eToro, wrote in a morning note.
In other altcoin action, HT, the token of the Huobi exchange, dropped 5% on the day, and Polygon’s MATIC gained 7%.
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