Ether (ETH, +5.16%) jumped 5% Friday up to a new all-time high as the cryptocurrency that is second-biggest its winning streak to five times. The cryptocurrency traded as high as $2,074.46 around 15:00 UTC. The price has rallied 18% this week in the wake of Visa's choice to facilitate settlements that are crypto-based the Ethereum blockchain system.
Ether, the cryptocurrency that is native Ethereum, has nearly tripled in expense this year.
The repayments giant said it really is taking care of an application to be in deals in stablecoin USD Coin (USDC (-0.1%)) over Ethereum along with its partner Crypto.com within an statement on Monday.
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who hosts the CNBC show "Shark Tank" and owns the Dallas Mavericks professional baseball team, stated for a recent podcast episode he's bullish on cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, but that Ethereum is "the closest we must a genuine currency."
Ether's daily chart shows a triangle breakout that is symmetrical. The pattern suggests that the consolidation that is multi-week ended, and also the wider uptrend has resumed.
Your options marketplace is making big bets in the cryptocurrency that is second-largest as seen below.
In accordance with data tweeted by options analytics platform Genesis Volatility, traders are aggressively buying the $25,000 call option expiring on Dec. 31, 2021, listed on Deribit, the world's crypto choices which are largest change by trading volumes and available interest.
Seasonality favors a far more substantial rally in ether than bitcoin (BTC, -1.36%) within the term that is near.
"Ether has outperformed bitcoin in almost every May till date," Timothy Peterson, an analyst at Cane Island Alternative Advisors, told CoinDesk in a Twitter chat.