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Ethereum Price Prediction as Daily Trading Volume Surpasses $13.5 Billion – Are Whales Accumulating ETH?

Joel Frank
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Ethereum Price Prediction as Daily Trading Volume Surpasses $10 Billion – Are Whales Accumulating ETH?
Ethereum Price Prediction as Daily Trading Volume Surpasses $10 Billion – Are Whales Accumulating ETH? / Source: Cryptonews

The Ethereum (ETH) price is under pressure on Thursday, having now fallen 3.3% on the back from above $3,040 to current levels around $2,930, amid high daily trading volumes of $13.5 billion, as per Yahoo Finance data.

Ether has now all but erased Wednesday’s post US CPI gains, weighed as bearish sentiments creep back into the market.

Following a recent death cross in the ETH/BTC pair, the Ether price just hit new three-year lows.

In a Wednesday note, Coinbase research analyst David Han gave a few reasons for ETH’s underperformance.

“The approval of spot bitcoin ETFs in the US has reinforced bitcoin’s store-of-value narrative and its status as a macro asset,” Han said. “On the other hand, open questions about ETH’s fundamental positioning within the crypto sector remain.”

The SEC is expected to reject applications for multiple spot Ethereum ETFs in the US later this month.

Many think this is because the SEC is still considering whether Ethereum might be considered a security.

“Competing layer-1s like Solana detract from Ethereum’s positioning as the ‘go-to’ network for decentralized app (dApp) deployment,” Han said.

Ethereum’s Dencun upgrade earlier this year also substantially lowered the crypto’s burn rate through a drop in fees.

That will probably be a long-term positive for Ethereum’s adoption, as high fees discourage network use.

Some have framed the lower burn rate as bearish for ETH, however.

It’s no surprise that Citron Research founder Andrew Left told Benzinga that he shorted Ether.

He posited that Ether would be labeled as a security and wouldn’t get the same stamp of approval as Bitcoin.

ETH/BTC is trading locked within a multi-year downtrend. Whales may be reluctant to accumulate when the much safer, more accepted Bitcoin looks so strong.

ETH/BTC remains locked within a multi-year downtrend.
ETH/BTC remains locked within a multi-year downtrend. Source: TradingView

Ethereum Price Prediction – Where Next for the ETH Price?


The latest drop in the Ethereum price suggests that the bears are very much in control of this market in the short term.

Firstly, ETH continues to find strong resistance at its major short-term moving averages. The 21DMA was the major hurdle it was unable to surpass this week.

The Ethereum price continues to find strong resistance at its major short-term moving averages.
The Ethereum price continues to find strong resistance at its major short-term moving averages. Source: TradingViewEther

Secondly, the Ethereum price is locked in a medium-term downward trend channel from the earlier yearly highs.

the Ethereum price remains locked in a medium-term downwards trend channel from the earlier yearly highs.
The Ethereum price is locked in a medium-term downward trend channel from the earlier yearly highs. Source: TradingView

Thirdly, Ether appears to be forming a descending triangle structure, with the price floor currently around $2,850.

The Ethereum price appears to be forming a descending triangle structure, with the price floor currently around $2,850.
Ether appears to be forming a descending triangle structure, with the price floor currently around $2,850. Source: TradingViewl fr

Descending triangles typically form ahead of bearish breakouts.

Traders also need to watch the uptrend that has been in play since October.

The Ethereum price appears pointed toward a drop below the recent low. The first downside target would be the early 2024 highs near $2,700.

The next major support zone would be around $2,150. If ETH retested this zone, whales would likely jump back into the market to accumulate.

Yes, ETH’s prospects relative to BTC are bleak. But we are still in the middle of a crypto bull market.

And at $2,150, Ether would be at a near 50% discount from its earlier yearly high price.

Ethereum Alternative to Consider


Ethereum’s decline comes at a time when meme coin season might be about to pick up once again.

Without question, meme stock season has returned since GameStop icon Roaring Kitty returned to social media earlier this week.

Investors looking for better upside prospects than those offered by ETH might want to enter the meme coin market.

Established meme coins like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu are relatively “safe” bets that could yield 5x returns.

Investors looking for 50-100x gains need to find newer meme coins.

One new meme coin project that analysts at Cryptonews like a lot is Wiener AI (WAI).

The fun new sausage dog-themed coin offers a suite of AI-powered trading tools.

Investors have already put nearly $2 million into the WAI presale.

Interested investors may want to move quickly, as the WAI price will rise when the presale hits $2.15 million.

Presale investors are also currently earning huge staking yields of 499%, though this will fall as the presale progresses.

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Disclaimer: Crypto is a high-risk asset class. This article is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute investment advice. You could lose all of your capital.