The broader crypto space is fast approaching the $3 trillion mark with approximately 5% gains in 24 hours. Star cryptos of the space Bitcoin and Ethereum seems to be moving side by side with incredible gains from the start of the Q4. Especially, the most valued altcoin outperformed the flagship asset in terms of profits as well as liquidation. Here, we have brought enthralling analytics about the future of the coin!
Ethereum registers Stunning Onchain Activity!
Looking at the clear picture of the space, Ethereum registered fresh breakthroughs in 24 hours. A recent report from Santiment, a crypto metric platform, highlighted post the launch of the EIP-1559 London hard fork upgrade, the altcoin gained traction of a new user base. Approximately, addresses with 1M to 10M ETH purchased 13.9% of the total coins in circulation in the last 24 hours. The rising activity indicates the increasing interest in the asset.
🐳 #Ethereum's top addresses have accumulated $ETH steadily since early August, and it's no surprise to see the #2 asset approaching an #AllTimeHigh of its own. In the past 10 weeks, addresses with 1M to 10M $ETH have accumulated 13.9% more to their bags. https://t.co/OUccwGBDKC pic.twitter.com/tJpZiN5B9Y— Santiment (@santimentfeed) October 21, 2021
Another exciting report coming out from Skew, a crypto analytics platform. Highlighted that the Open Interest (OI) of CME Ethereum futures surged beyond $1 billion on October 21st, 2021. As the altseason is on the horizon and the Ethereum merger is scheduled to launch in early 2022, traders seem to be showcasing massive confidence towards the asset.
Meanwhile, ByBt, a crypto analytics platform reported that there were about $27.59 million ETH liquidations took place in 24 hours. Which is more than Bitcoin, where BTC liquidations were about $20.37 million. Despite huge selling pressure, the star altcoin outperformed the most dominant asset with 7.95% profits in 24 hours. Traders are now looking out for long liquidations as the long versus shorts ratio stands at 1.04.
Ethereum Price Enters Discovery Phase:
Ethereum price has just hit a new ATH of $4,366 and is trading at a decisive phase. As the pattern of the altcoin is entering its crucial compression zone, the breakout could take its value to the moon. The star altcoin is expected to retest between $3600 to $3800 before it begins with another uptrend. If a significant number of buyers fails to uplift the price action from there, then the asset could settle down at support levels between $3,200 and $3400.
Collectively, Ethereum price is having immense profits and if its decisive phase ends up on a positive note. Then the star altcoin could trigger the biggest altseason of the decade. The current price action of the coin could slowly pave the way for major altcoins with a larger market cap. Then, traders may shift their attention to coins with stronger fundamentals. From there, meme coins and the rest of the coins could boom.
Crypto Analyst Nicholas Merten Makes Massive Ethereum Prediction for End of Bull Cycle – Here’s His Target
Prominent crypto analyst Nicholas Merten says that top smart contract platform Ethereum (ETH) may grow another 325% before the current bull cycle comes to an end.
In a new strategy session, the host of DataDash tells his 458,000 YouTube subscribers what he thinks it will take for Ethereum to eventually smash the $20,000 level.
“If everything goes perfect for Ethereum, if we get that opportunity to be able to get ETH to launch properly, people using roll-ups, whether it be zero-knowledge roll-ups or optimistic roll-ups, generally ‘layer-2 solutions,’ we could see a $20,000 Ethereum this cycle. I know it sounds crazy but when you look at the logarithmic chart we’ve seen these kinds of percentage returns before.”
Rollups are solutions that execute transactions outside the main Ethereum chain, but record transaction data on it. The two types of roll-ups are zero-knowledge (ZK) rollups and optimistic rollups.
The closely followed analyst says that if Ethereum maintains solid fundamentals, a rally to the $20,000 may not be as overly optimistic as it sounds. He notes that such a gain would only be about half of what ETH achieved in the first five months of 2021.
“I think it’s very reasonable we could see this kind of price level. Somewhere between our neutral and optimistic target. To play it safe, I would say that we’ve got a really solid steady stream of price action for Ethereum ahead of us. The key thing to understand is that there are periods of this cycle where Ethereum outpaces Bitcoin, which makes these higher targets reasonable.”
Ethereum is currently trading for $4,685 at time of writing, up 7% over the last week while Bitcoin has remained almost completely sideways in the same timeframe.
Ethereum price builds the momentum to hit new all-time highs
- Ethereum price develops an entry condition before a test of $5,000.
- The outperformance of Bitcoin is likely to be sustained.
- Downside risks remain but are limited.
Ethereum price is up more than 16% for the week, reflecting a resurgence of buying pressure despite the last three weeks of uncertainty. Point and Figure Analysis indicates a bullish entry opportunity is present.
Ethereum price action prepares for another run at $5,000
Ethereum price is positioned to be the primary leader in the cryptocurrency space again. It has broken out above the upper trendline of the bear flag it was trading in, denying any short sellers an opportunity to continue further selling pressure. The $4,800 price level is the final resistance zone that bulls must cross to put Ethereum at new all-time highs.
A double-top at $4,800 currently exists on the $50/3-box reversal Point and Figure chart. That double-top top creates what is likely the final buying opportunity before Ethereum hits its new all-time high. Therefore, the hypothetical long setup is a buy stop order at $4,850, a stop loss at $4,600 and a profit target at $6,250. The projected profit target is derived from the Vertical Profit Target Method in Point and Figure Analysis.
Conservative traders may wish to wait for a pullback from the current double-top and then look for a triple-top to develop. Additionally, conservative traders could wait for a Bear Trap, Bearish Fakeout, or Bearish Shakeout pattern before going long.
ETH/USDT Daily Ichimoku Chart
However, downside risks remain. Ethereum could very quickly develop a deep retracement towards the $3,300 level despite a breakout above the former bear flag. Hidden bearish divergence is now present on the daily Ichimoku chart, warning traders that the current upswing may be a false move. A daily close that returns Ethereum inside the bear flag would likely trigger a move south and invalidate any bullish entry opportunities on the Point and Figure chart.
Ethereum-Based Altcoin Erupts 280% in Just Seven Days After Announcing New Gaming Partnership
An altcoin that specializes in financial services is surging after forging a new partnership with one of the hottest metaverse games.
The price of Request Network’s native token REQ exploded 280% to the upside as news spread that popular virtual world The Sandbox (SAND) had started using Request’s basket of accounting services.
The altcoin rose from $0.20 to $0.76 in a matter of days. At time of writing, REQ is trading for $0.73.
According to the project’s website,
“Payment experiences should be free from artificial barriers imposed by closed ecosystems. We work together with leading innovators and organizations in the decentralized financial (DeFi) ecosystem to create seamless financial experiences.”
Main features of the Request Network include generating invoices to receive payments in different cryptocurrencies as well as accounting tools for financial management.
The Sandbox co-founder Sebastien Borget says that only Request Network offered the scope of solutions needed to ensure efficient workflow.
“Payments and accounting are challenging for large companies that deal in crypto. Making manual payments to large numbers of blockchain wallet addresses, and recording the transactions took up precious time and energy from the team each month.
We really needed a way to automate payments to our employees and contractors, and easily account for the company’s crypto transactions and assets during annual financial audits.
Using Request Finance has helped us slash the time we spent on making crypto payments by 90% every month. That frees up our time and mental resources to focus on building a better platform for our community of creators and gamers.”
Request Network has forged a number of partnerships as well, including with Maker (MKR), Aave (AAVE), Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), and The Graph (GRT).