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NewsBTC 2022-08-29 14:18:46

Why Ethereum Will Continue to Outperform Bitcoin During September

The crypto market is yet to recover from a spike in selling pressure over the weekend, with Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies almost reaching double-digit losses. Bitcoin has been one of the worst performers these past few days and might weaken during September. Related Reading: Kucoin Token Struggles To Hold Key Support At $8, How Low Can It Go? In the coming weeks, market participants will have their attention set on the Ethereum “Merge”, the event that will complete this network’s migration to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. The narrative surrounding this event has allowed ETH’s price to lead the market in the past week. As a consequence, Bitcoin has been moving sideways with heavy price action. Data shared by Joshua Lim, Head of Derivatives at Genesis Trading, looked at the metric called BTC Dominance, the percentage of the crypto market cap comprised of Bitcoin, and the ETHBTC ratio. On the latter, Lim claims the metric stands at multi-year highs, despite the downside price action experience by the largest cryptocurrencies since December 2021. The ETHBTC ratio is 0.0733 and its all-time high stands at 0.0880. The last time the metric was close to its current levels was at the beginning of the downtrend, last December. Will “The Merge” finally allow ETH to enter uncharted territory in this metric? Lim said while sharing the chart below: (…) the “flippening” when ETH mkt cap = BTC mkt cap occurs at ETH/BTC ratio of 0.01...

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