Ethereum’s (ETH) merge remains the most awaited event in the cryptocurrency market. Crypto fans from the Ether community, plus other blockchains, have revealed their enthusiasm for the same. However, the question remains, can reality match expectations?
Crypto investor enthusiasm appears to maintain northbound after several corrections. That means selling activities have subsided, especially as Bitcoin and Ethereum recorded uptrends during the weekend. Indeed, sell calls on cryptocurrency platforms faded substantially after the price maintained upsides within the previous week.
Meanwhile, bulls prefer high FUD as assets historically surge amidst doubt (Santiment data). Moreover, Ethereum’s derivative and spot market flow seemed more optimistic than ever before.
Most traders appear attracted to trading Ether as the community awaits the September Merge. The upcoming upgrade would transform Ethereum into a proof-of-stake blockchain.
Surprisingly, calls for September end exhibit the most volume (129M & $112M) at the $4K to $5K mark, respectively. That bet means ETH, doubling in the coming six weeks, for these levels to hit breakeven.
Also, the spot market’s data sets revealed a similar case. It highlighted massive accumulation by addresses with over 10 – 100 ETH increasing.
Also, whales participate in the action. Remember, the ‘richest’ ETH address surged by approximately one billion over the last 30 days following massive whale action.
Data from Whalestats show Naruto whale added its balance from $1.98 billion on July 15 to over $2.96 billion during this publication, an approximately 50% surge. Messari, an analytic platform, stated that while spot accumulation could signal ETH conviction, it might also contribute to ETHW airdrop.
Indeed, Ethereum has seen substantial traction as it awaits the Merge. The altcoin has attracted whales and nations, with Argentina creating the recent buzz. However, the reality is yet to go full-blown bullish. While publishing this content, Ethereum had lost the $2,000 level amid continued downtrends.
The alternative token changed hands at $1,887 after slight declines within the past day. Ethereum’s current dip comes as the overall crypto market noted declines. The overall crypto market cap extended yesterday’s loss, dropping 0.66% to trade at $1.14 trillion.