Like Bitcoin, minutes ago Ethereum saw a strong surge to the upside.
After rallying in excess of 15% over the past week, the second-largest cryptocurrency saw a 10% rally over the past few hours, reaching as high as $251. This is the highest price ETH has traded at since March 7th, just days before the capitulation that brought Bitcoin to $3,700 and ETH to $88.
Like with the Bitcoin surge, few investors expect this upswing in the value of Ethereum.
Skew.com, a crypto derivatives tracker, has found that approximately $500,000 worth of ETH short positions were liquidated on BitMEX alone. Though this $500,000 adds to the millions of liquidations that have taken place over the past three days.
The altcoin saw fewer liquidations than the Bitcoin market because it is relatively small. Also, ETH was already showing it had an upward skew prior to this latest jump higher, meaning traders were largely prepared.
More Upside In the Works for Ethereum
As Bitcoin just passed $10,000, all eyes are currently on the foremost cryptocurrency.
Fortunately for bulls, most analysts believe that more upside is in the works for BTC, and, as a result, ETH should move higher as well.
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