Following a weekend that finally saw Bitcoin climb well over $45,000. Altcoins DOGE and SHIB appear to have been the biggest benefactors of the market conditions over the weekend. Bitcoin rallied to a nearly three month high, touching $45,300 on Sunday.
The surge in bullish momentum spilled over to ethereum, which also saw a nearly three month high, hitting $3,195 on Sunday. The total market capitalization increased to $1.8 trillion as bullish buying saw a majority of the top 100 coins increase in value.
However, the most notable gainers over the weekend saw DOGE and SHIB both climb by double figures. At the time of writing, DOGE has jumped 16%, with SHIB also climbing over double figures, gaining 10.3% in price.
DOGE has had a tumultuous run since reaching its all-time high of $0.74 on May 8, 2021. However, following a drawn-out correction, a bounce was expected around the $0.15 support level as previously reported.
DOGE has seen a combined 43% gain since Friday. Climbing from $0.198 as it surged to Sunday’s high of $0.287. DOGE had previously bounced off of its resistance level at $0.16 on July 20.
SHIB follows its big brother
The correlation between DOGE and its baby brother coin, SHIB, was evident over the weekend as the meme token followed the price action of DOGE. SHIB also saw a surge in price since Friday. SHIB jumped from $0.00000613 from Friday, up to $0.00000888 on Sunday. Seeing a 45% gain, similar to that of DOGE.
The recent price action of DOGE finally has no influence from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk had previously added a profile picture of himself on Twitter with the Dogecoin logo in his sunglasses. DOGE climbed 20% from Musk’s profile update. However, this time the project appears to be climbing without any assistance from the DOGE fan.