Volatility is back in crypto markets, that’s for sure. Ethereum (ETH) has rallied by 10% over the past number of hours, managing to somehow overcome a massive flash crash that ailed Bitcoin last night.
As of the time of writing this article, the cryptocurrency has rallied to $223, managing to break above the 200-day moving average in a decisively bullish move. The move to $223 represents a nearly 10% gain from the $203 bottom put in yesterday.
Despite this, Bitcoin has remained relatively muted. The cryptocurrency has ground higher to $10,100, moving up by $500 from last night’s local bottom, but is still underperforming ETH by a fair margin.
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Altcoins, interestingly, are widely underperforming Ethereum. In fact, Ethereum is actually the only cryptocurrency in this market’s upper echelons that has managed to post a strong gain in the past 24 hours, marking a very positive development for ETH bulls.
Ethereum Rally Only Starting
While Ethereum has seen a stellar surge over recent days, surging from $170 to $220 in a matter of ten days, some say that it’s rally is just starting.
You see, for much of 2019, Ethereum has absolutely tanked against Bitcoin. In fact, data from Messari’s OnChainFX shows that the cryptocurrency is still down by some 75% from its all-time high against the leading cryptocurrency.
But, the project has been graced by strong fundamentals, most of which offer fundamental reasons to purchase ETH.
Some of these include BitPay supporting Ethereum merchant payments, massive growth in decentralized finance applications, the tokenization of off-chain assets on the platform, Santander using the blockchain for bond settlement, and a “flippening” of ETH fees and BTC fees paid.
Ethereum flipped Bitcoin in daily fees today – yay 🥳
You know what's even more striking about this image? The fees paid on the other blockchains don't even come anywhere close to Bitcoin & Ethereum which signals to me that there is practically zero demand for these platforms. pic.twitter.com/d7jlJxKOJQ
— Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) September 18, 2019
These fundamentals hint at only more gains for Ethereum to come.
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