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Ethererum‘s much-anticipated “Merge” seem to be closer than ever. DeFi investors are hoping that Ethereum’s ‘Merge’ will pull the crypto market out of its current bear market.

All roads lead to ‘YOU’

The second-largest cryptocurrency has significantly suffered in 2022.

Data from DeFiLlama shows, that the total value of assets locked in the space has touched new lows. According to the data, DeFi TVL is less than $110 billion, the lowest since October 2021.

Moreover, on 30 May, the Ether address allegedly associated with Three Arrow Capital sent 32,000 ETH worth $60 million to the FTX crypto exchange within a span of an hour. Ergo, injecting sell-off fears.

But this might change as roads are leading to the Merge. Ethereum’s merge is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated developments in the crypto space. Here’s the first pit stop.

The Ropsten testnet on the Ethereum network is ready to set the stage for the “first dress rehearsal” of the ‘Merge’ to adopt the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. Core Ethereum developer Tim Beiko, on 31 May shared this news on the social media platform. The final test Merge is expected to be “around 8 June.”

Just minutes after this development, ETH’s number of addresses holding 100+ coins reached a 1-year high of 43,425.

Source: Glassnode

Ethereum remained supported above the $1,850 level. Indeed, it was a steady increase and the bulls were able to push the price above the $1,920 resistance zone.

At press time, ETH with a 3% surge in 24 hours crossed the $1.96k mark. This would also be a positive trigger for the investors who are currently showing some certainty concerning the altcoin.

Source: Glassnode

Well, undeniable, ETH holders, at press time, are optimistic that their investment would turn into profits.

Relief rally?

The said bounce in Ether came as “no surprise” to market analyst and pseudonymous Twitter user Rekt Capital. But, there might be some concerns. A crypto analyst with the Twitter name Crypto Tony offered a word of caution, posting the following chart and warning to “never lose sight of the bigger picture.”

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Shubham is a full-time journalist/ Crypto data analyst at AMBCrypto. A Master's graduate in Accounting and Finance, Shubham's writings mainly focus on the cryptocurrency sector with particular emphasis on market research studies and communications for >2 years. Also, a die-hard Chelsea fan #KTBFFH.

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