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Ethereum Hits $2,000 But ETH Derivatives Data Suggests A quick End to the Rally

The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH) has shot up another 5% in the last 24 hours hitting $2,000 levels for the first time since May 2022.

The Ether (ETH) price has been rallying hard since the beginning of July and has gained nearly 100% over the last 40 days. The recent price rally comes in anticipation of The Merge upgrade next month in September 2022.

This euphoria could last until the Merge event. Data from Glassnode shows that for the very first time in history, the ETH Options interest has surpassed that of the BTC interest. As Glassnode explains:

For the first time in history, $ETH Options Open Interest at $6.6B has surpassed $BTC Open Interest at $4.8B. This appears to be a result of traders betting big with call options the Merge scheduled for mid-September.

Courtesy: Glassnode

Ethereum Investors Should Maintain Caution Now

However, the data from the derivatives market suggests that traders are expecting a price drop after the event. As per Glassnode analysts, this could turn into a ‘sell-the-news’ kind of an event.

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 8/13/2022

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