Amid New Price Highs, Ether Flips Bitcoin on Options Volume


CoinDesk 04 May, 2021 - 06:32am 13 views

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Basic Info. Ethereum Price is at a current level of 3286.22, down from 3431.41 yesterday and up from 206.94 one year ago. This is a change of -4.23% from yesterday and 1.49K% from one year ago. ycharts.comEthereum Price

Ether's options market saw record trading volume of $1.32 billion on Monday, far above bitcoin's $879 million.

The “flippening,” along with ether’s strong price performance in recent weeks, is a further sign of market focus temporarily shifting away from bitcoin, the top crypto asset by market value.

On Monday, four larger exchanges offering ETH options – Deribit, OKEx, Huobi, and – registered a combined trading volume high of $1.32 billion, surpassing bitcoin’s tally for the first time on record. Bitcoin’s options market traded contracts worth $879 million on the same day, according to data source Skew. 

Ether’s options volume soared as prices for the native token of the Ethereum blockchain rose toward a new lifetime high above $3,400 reached Tuesday. While ether has rallied by over 60% in the past four weeks, bitcoin has dropped by 3%, according to CoinDesk 20 data. 

Options are derivatives contracts that give the purchaser the right but not the obligation to buy the underlying asset at a predetermined price on or before a specific date. A call option gives the right to purchase, and the put represents the right to sell. 

The data represents a shift in investor focus from bitcoin to ether, with Ethereum seeing solid organic growth this year, as recently tweeted by DTC Capital’s Spencer Noon. 

A report published by digital-asset manager CoinShares on April 26 showed that ether funds and investment products saw an inflow of $34 million in the third week of April, while bitcoin funds lost $21 million.

“New investor money has been flowing into digital assets since the 3rd quarter of last year, but the investor goals are changing,” Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at Arca, noted in a market recap published on Monday. “And in the last few months, the investor interest has narrowed even further to ‘can I specifically diversify away from Bitcoin into Ethereum and other digital assets?'”

Analysts foresee a continued bull run in ether, with some betting on a rally to $10,000. Therefore, more traders and investors could join ether’s derivatives market in a bid to hedge their spot market exposure, or to take plain bullish or bearish bets. 

At press time, ether’s options market is decisively bullish on the cryptocurrency with one, three and six-month put-call skews trading well below zero – a sign of calls (bullish bets) drawing higher than demand than puts. 

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Coinbase starts trading today and Dogecoin just hit an all-time high

Good morning and welcome to the stock market today! Dive in with InvestorPlace below for more on the red-hot Coinbase IPO and everything else investors can expect the stock market to do today.

To start, the major indices are all gaining on Wednesday morning. The S&P 500 is up 0.16%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 0.6%. The Nasdaq Composite is also in the green, up slightly to kick off the day.

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Today, Coinbase will start trading on the Nasdaq Exchange, and Wall Street is paying close attention.

Largely, that is because of what Coinbase represents to crypto bulls, and what it means for individual cryptocurrencies. As we have previously written, Coinbase has a known effect on the cryptos listed on its platform. Tokens see an average return of more than 90% in the first few days after their listing — high than on any other exchange. That has investors paying close attention to a handful of altcoins following their recent listings. Coinbase is also the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world.

And importantly, it is the largest crypto startup to list on a major U.S. exchange yet.

As Erin Griffith wrote for the New York Times, many crypto bulls see the Coinbase IPO today as vindication, as proof as Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD), Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD) and so many other coins merit the hype. You can consider it a coming-out party as Griffith calls it, or perhaps a debutante ball.

As you prepare for COIN stock to make a splash when it starts trading, consider these stories from InvestorPlace. Make sure to prep your mind and your portfolio for the Coinbase IPO:

Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD) is on fire.

Investors have been barking up the meme-coin all week, and it is really paying off. For the first time ever, DOGE traded above the 14-cent mark, setting a new all-time high. This also means that Dogecoin has posted simply impressive gains so far this year, up 2,000%. This is likely not entirely surprising to crypto bulls, especially with analysts continuing to up their Dogecoin price predictions.

But how far can DOGE go? As critics are quick to point out, the altcoin was created by its founders to be a joke. That could keep it from getting the type of institutional backing that Bitcoin and Ethereum are now.

However, Dogecoin has some powerful forces on its side. Celebrity backers like Elon Musk continue to tote the coin, promising to take it to the actual moon. The Mavericks began accepting it as a payment for tickets and merchandise. The passionate #DogeArmy promises to take DOGE to $1 as soon as possible.

InvestorPlace Markets Analyst Tom Yeung thinks there is a path for DOGE to reach $10, as long as two things happen. The first is that Dogecoin needs to address its inflationary structure. Unlike Bitcoin, of which there is a limited supply of tokens, more DOGE gets minted every day. Because of this, Yeung says it will be hard for Dogecoin to sustain the huge gains we have seen in BTC. Additionally, Yeung says that some of its high-profile backers need to put their money where their mouths are. In other words, although Musk is responsible for several short-term rallies, he could take DOGE to $10 if he started a charitable Dogecoin foundation to fund development. Investors who want to see that happen need to be ready to contribute.

You can read more about the case for Dogecoin to reach $10 here.

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Ether’s 1,500% Jump Is Just the Start for Crypto Faithful

Yahoo Canada Finance 04 May, 2021 - 06:10am

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are scaling up price targets for Ether after the second-largest token’s record-breaking run, an echo of the unbridled optimism that accompanied an earlier surge in Bitcoin.

The token affiliated with the Ethereum blockchain -- a digital ledger popular for financial services and sales of so-called cryptocollectibles like online art -- is up about 1,500% in the past year and hit a new peak of $3,455 on Tuesday.

The climb is stirring predictions of more gains ahead even as some technical indicators flash warnings that the rally may be overextended. Crypto proponents argue investors are now looking beyond Bitcoin to Ether and other tokens despite warnings of a stimulus-fueled mania in the sector.

“The market is realizing how fundamentally undervalued Ether is given all the development activity on the network,” said Vijay Ayyar, head of Asia Pacific at crypto exchange Luno Pte. “While one may think Ether has risen a lot, when you compare it to Bitcoin, there is a long way to go.”

Ayyar sees Ether hitting $5,000 to $10,000 by early next year. Evercore ISI technical strategist Rich Ross has revised up his target to $4,100 from $3,900. Many traders are eyeing a run toward $10,000 before the end of 2021, Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at Oanda Corp., wrote in a note.

“Ether will have much volatility, similar to Bitcoin, but can increase in value as more institutional investors become aware of it,” Pat LaVecchia, chief executive officer of crypto broker Oasis Pro Markets LLC, wrote in an email. Ether at $25,000 is possible over the next few years, he said.

Optimists typically cite Ether’s use in applications on the Ethereum blockchain, as well as upgrades to the network to make it more efficient, as among the reasons for their bullishness.

In the futures market, Ether volumes are getting closer to those of Bitcoin contracts, even though CME Group Inc. only launched the former in February.

Still, there are indications that Ether’s rally is getting stretched. The token’s 14-day relative strength index has risen above 70 to the highest since January, signaling it may have climbed too far, too quickly.

Luno’s Ayyar said any run like Ether’s is bound to correct, but added that he views its long-term outlook as “very healthy.”

Ether rose 4.2% to $3,425 as of 7:07 a.m. in New York, outperforming the wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index.

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ETC Price Prediction: Is Ethereum Classic a Buy or Sell?

InvestingCube 04 May, 2021 - 04:01am

The Ethereum Classic price has surged in the past few days. ETC surged to an all-time high of $55. Its market cap has surged to more than $6.2 billion, while its overall ranking has surged to 27. On the other hand, Ethereum price has also surged to an all-time high of more than $3,000. 

What happened: In a note last week, I predicted that the Ethereum Classic price would soon break out. I pointed to the bullish flag that was forming and the overall outlook for Ethereum. I noted that ETC was similar to BCH in that they tend to derive their value from Ether and Bitcoin. 

Recently, Ethereum has done really well as many developers turn to the network. This has seen its price surge to an all-time high. Therefore, since a single Ether is substantially expensive than an ETC, many retail traders have moved to the latter. So, what next for ETC prices?

The daily chart shows that the ETC price has formed a bullish flag pattern that I talked about last week. In technical analysis, this is usually a bullish sign. The recent Ethereum price rally has seen its price surge above the upper side of the upward resistance level.

It has also moved above the short and longer-term moving averages. It has also moved above the previous all-time high of $49.90. Therefore, in my view, I suspect that the ETC price will keep rising as bulls attempt to move above $60. We can’t rule out a near-term pullback though.

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