Anticipation rises over ETH price move
The largest cryptocurrency saw new February highs of $43,515 on Bitstamp the day prior before giving back all its gains, only to attempt a reclaim after the daily close.
Overall, however, BTC/USD lacked direction, and traders turned to more interesting activity for largest altcoin Ether.
“Bitcoin remains in between levels,” Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of MN Trading, wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
“This means that there’s still a period of consolidation, from which I think that Ethereum is going to start outperforming, especially if the upgrades are going to be a success. Pre-halving perhaps $48K.”
Popular trader and analyst Rekt Capital suggested that ETH/USD might even copy the move that saw it spike to 18-month highs last month.
$ETH already showing signs of price stability at this ~$2274 Range Low support
— Rekt Capital (@rektcapital) February 6, 2024
Discussing altcoins in general over the weekend, Rekt Capital concluded that broad consolidation within a narrowing wedge construction was still in progress, but that bulls could take charge.
“A breakout from here would likely kickstart the Q1 Altcoin Hype Cycle,” part of X comments stated about the aggregate altcoin market cap.
Bitcoin ETFs record 7th day of net inflows
The latest developments among the United States spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) meanwhile continued to offer encouraging signals.
Outflows from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) were once again lower than the previous week at around 2,600 BTC ($114 million), per data from crypto intelligence firm Arkham.
“Yesterday’s ETF net flows saw another +$68M increase. That makes 7 consecutive positive days of net inflows,” popular trader Daan Crypto Trades noted while uploading the figures to X.
Same as yesterday!
Yesterday’s ETF net flows saw another +$68M increase.
— Daan Crypto Trades (@DaanCrypto) February 6, 2024
BitMEX Research, the analysis arm of crypto exchange BitMEX, called the latest inflows tally a good result for leader BlackRock but a “slow day” for other ETF providers.
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