The second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market valuation, ethereum, has seen significant gains this week in comparison to the rest of the crypto economy. On Wednesday, ethereum tapped an all-time high at $2,736 per unit as the crypto asset has gained 11.48% during the last seven days.
Ethereum Cracks a New ATH
While a great number of digital assets dropped in value last week, ethereum (ETH) prices rebounded much quicker than most. On April 27, after climbing more than 11% during the course of the week, ETH tapped an all-time high (ATH) at $2,706 per ether on Tuesday. Then again, on Wednesday, ether prices touched an ATH of around $2,736 per coin.
During the last seven days, ether prices have jumped 10% higher against bitcoin (BTC) as well. Bitcoin’s current dominance index is being drained too as it’s dropped to 49.2% while ethereum now captures 14.9%.
Against the U.S. dollar during the last month, ether is up 48.3% today and 102% for the last three months. 12-month stats show that ethereum has gained a massive 1,270.57% against the USD. Over the last 30 days, ETH has gained 55% on bitcoin (BTC) and 22% against BTC during the 90-day span. Since tapping the new ATH, ETH is down 2.55% from that high price point during the early morning trading sessions on Wednesday.
Following Ethereum’s launch of the “Berlin” upgrade on April 15, ethereum users have noticed that gas prices have dropped considerably. This has ramped up decentralized finance (defi) action this week and the total value locked (TVL) in defi today is a colossal $63.2 billion in value. Maker dominance captures 15.83% of the $63.2 billion held in defi today. Additionally, ethereum settlement volume is slowly catching up with BTC.
While BTC transactions settled $75.1 billion during the last 24 hours, the ETH network processed $23.57 billion over the course of the day. Still, the amount of transactions per day on the Ethereum network is much larger than BTC’s.
1.45 million ethereum transactions were processed in 24 hours while only 289,613 BTC transactions were confirmed. BTC’s median fee to get into the next block on Wednesday is around $14.31 per transaction while ETH’s median fee is only $5.89 per send.
Ethereum Is BTC’s Number One Sidechain, Ether Settlement Surpasses Paypal
ETH is also considered BTC’s number one sidechain as no other chain holds as many wrapped or synthetic BTC tokens as ETH does. Today there’s a whopping 201,058 and the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) project captures 156,936 of the current circulating supply.
While a lot of digital assets have been eating away at BTC’s dominance index, ETH has been taking the most off the leader’s plate. Besides hashpower, Ethereum is outshining BTC on most metrics and has outpaced Paypal as well.
“Paypal settled $936 billion in payments last year,” explained the popular Twitter handle @spencernoon. Ethereum settled $1.5 trillion in transactions just last quarter. This figure is also growing exponentially. Paypal’s market cap is $310 billion, while the ETH market cap is $263 billion,” he added.
Since Spencernoon’s tweet, ethereum has gathered an overall market valuation of around $311 billion today.
Ethereum Price On the Brink of Breakout! $11.3k Target Could be Imminent!
The global crypto space is making some serious moves over the last week with 10.8% profits reaching a $2.50 trillion market cap. However, Bitcoin’s dominance has risen by 0.66% taking BTC price level to the $62,000 milestone on 15th October 2021.
Besides, its counterpart Ethereum with top-notch performance surpassed the $3,800 price level with 7.74% gains over the last week. The altcoin on the other hand is showing the potential signs to go hand in hand with Bitcoin.
Analyst Predicts Ethereum to Surge Beyond $11k!
Popular crypto analyst Micheal Van de Poppe made an exciting prediction for the altcoin. He said ETH/USDT trading pair is retesting at a very crucial resistance between $3.8k to $4k, break out could give a rapid boost to the price action. He added altcoin is partially reflecting the footsteps of Bitcoin as it has previously done in 2017. Hence, according to the analyst, the asset could range between $6k and $8.7k in the upcoming bull run.
He went on to say if the digital coin closes major Fibonacci levels of 3.618 and 4.618 then the asset could take an upswing varying between $11.3k and $14k. Further, addressing Bitcoin’s recent bull rally, he manifested that if it continues to rally by 20% more, then Ethereum could follow and leg up by 10%. On the contrary, the analyst mentioned a strong support area for the altcoin between $2.9k and $3.3k.
Ethereum Breaks Double Top Pattern!
The second-largest crypto-asset experienced a phenomenal increase in the weekly trade volume of 7.03%. At present, the altcoin is in a strong consolidation phase around $3,863. There seems to be a lack of FOMO as the selling pressure is pretty dominant. In a one-hour chart, there are a considerable number of red candles.
If the buyers come forward showing interest in the asset then the asset is anticipated to surpass a major resistance level of $4,042. On the flip side, the asset could fall well below $4,000. A comfortable support zone for the asset could be between $3,500 and $4,000.
On the other hand, the total value in the ETH 2.0 deposit contract recorded an ATH of over $30 trillion. As the upgrade is programmed to launch any time soon. This could act as a major catalyst in the coming days. Hence, the altcoin has the strong potential to reach new highs.
Top Analyst Predicts 200% Boom for Ethereum Over Bitcoin – But Issues Warning to Crypto Traders Considering Altcoin Markets
A widely followed crypto analyst sees a volatile Q4 ahead for altcoins but thinks Ethereum will end the cycle with a massive run against Bitcoin.
Crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe tells his 443,3000 Twitter followers that it is within the realm of possibilities for Ethereum to rally 200% against Bitcoin (ETH/BTC) in the coming months.
However, he warns that BTC may take over the markets at the expense of altcoins until December. According to the trader, December is historically is the month to buy digital assets other than Bitcoin.
“December is often the best period to buy altcoins.
If history repeats, we might be getting a run of 200% on ETH/BTC towards the ATH (all-time high) region from there, but first, a heavier correction while Bitcoin does well.”
Although Van de Poppe is short-term bearish on altcoins, he believes the digital assets will eventually follow Bitcoin’s lead.
Taking a closer look at Bitcoin, Van de Poppe plots the price action of the top crypto asset for the coming weeks.
“We still are not seeing too much strength on the altcoin market. So, it’s still not the right time to be in them, and I’m assuming we’re still going to see strength on Bitcoin for the coming weeks in the scenario that I’ve made here in which a test of $70,000 is most likely going to take place within a month from now before we get a final corrective move, retest of the range [$59,405-$61,213] that we’ve been cracking through before we’re going to test a new all-time high region and going to finalize this entire bull cycle.”
Massive drop in Ethereum exchange reserves signals imminent supply shock, ETH eyes $8,000
- Over 400,000 ETH was pulled out of Coinbase, dropping exchange reserves and driving a supply crisis.
- Average Ethereum gas fees stay above $20 due to an increase in pressure from smart contracts on the network’s blockchain.
- Analysts who are bullish on Ethereum expect ETH price to cross $5000 in an upward climb.
Institutional investors are bullish on Ethereum with rising capital inflow. Ethereum reserves across exchanges have dropped as outflow increases.
Coinbase notes massive Ethereum exchange outflow
Coinbase noted a withdrawal of 400,000 Ethereum tokens, and according to community-driven crypto platform CryptoQuant, it is likely that the outflow was institutional activity. Analysts expect a bullish impact on ETH prices.
400,000 Ethereum tokens are the equivalent of $1.5 billion, withdrawn from the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange. The exchange outflow indicator is considered a sign of increased outflow and a supply shortage in Ethereum.
Ethereum Exchange Outflow.
Ethereum has posted over nearly 20% gains in the past two weeks.
Interestingly, there is a spike in whale activity on the Ethereum network. Over $188 million worth of Ethereum was moved between two anonymous cryptocurrency wallets in a single transaction.
A mysterious whale initiated the transaction, and it was sent to an unknown recipient. The details of the transaction are as follows:
Whale activity on the Ethereum Network.
With news of Bitcoin ETF getting approval by the Securities & Exchange Commission next week, experts are awaiting Ethereum’s turn. Analysts are of the opinion that following Bitcoin ETF approval, capital inflow to Ethereum and altcoins will increase.
Pseudonymous cryptocurreny trader and analyst @jroberts3334 has set a target of $8000 for Ethereum for February 2022.
My target for ETH is 7600/8000 by Feb. The Altair upgrade is coming quickly on Oct 27. The merge of POW/POS and L2 upgrades are coming quicker than people realize – I believe it will coincide nicely with this next leg higher in BTC (after 1 more possible dip).— jrob 🍌₿ Ξ (@jroberts4334) October 14, 2021
Simon Dedick, Managing Partner of Moonrock Capital, is bullish on Ethereum; he tweeted:
FXStreet analysts have evaluated the ETH price trend to analyze where altcoin is headed next. Analysts have set a target of $5200 for ETH price.