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Ethereum Steady at $3,800: Potential Surge from Spot ETH ETF?

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  • Ethereum remains steady at $3,800, prompting speculation about a potential price surge driven by a spot ETH ETF.
  • QCP Capital reports higher Ethereum options market volume compared to Bitcoin, indicating bullish sentiment for ETH.

Ethereum has been stable around $3,800 for the past two weeks, raising questions about whether this calm precedes a price surge fueled by a potential spot ETH ETF.

The cryptocurrency had previously reversed its losses from March to May, demonstrating resilience in the market.

According to QCP Capital, a crypto trading firm based in Singapore, Ethereum’s options market volume has surpassed that of Bitcoin. This indicates bullish sentiment for ETH, with traders expecting continued price increases. The firm notes that the higher options volumes for ETH reflect market anticipation of a spot ETH ETF, which could introduce new demand.

An X user, MacroCRG, observed that ETH has been trending higher alongside a weakening US Dollar Index (DXY). Historically, a weaker DXY correlates with price rallies for both Bitcoin and Ethereum, as they are inversely related to the dollar’s strength.

Market observers are divided on the demand potential for a spot ETH ETF, especially since staking has been excluded from these ETFs. One user highlighted the “opportunity cost” of non-staking ETFs compared to those that might include staking benefits.

However, David Hoffman from Bankless argued that traditional finance (TradFi) investors are primarily interested in gaining exposure to ETH, regardless of staking options. He suggested that the eventual inclusion of staking could provide a secondary boost to investment flows.

ARK Invest, recently decided not to pursue an ETH ETF at this time. They are evaluating other ways to offer exposure to Ethereum technology. Meanwhile, Mike Novogratz of Galaxy Digital predicts that staking could be integrated into ETH ETFs within two years, potentially driving a second wave of investment.

In the short term, a weakening DXY could support ETH’s price action as the market awaits the launch of spot ETH ETFs. The full impact of these ETFs on Ethereum’s demand and price will unfold over time.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628