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The when and why behind Ethereum breaking above $3000

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It is difficult to navigate through a choppy cryptocurrency market. With a lack of direction on either side of the trend, Ethereum is finding a bit of a bullish push yet again. For Ethereum Classic, there is a considerable lack of volatility, which is keeping the price at bay. Theta, on the other hand, enjoyed plenty of positive volatility over the past week, which has momentarily allowed the asset to recovered above 40%.

While a clear trend is yet to appear in the longer time frame, we analyzed these assets to understand whether a sharp movement is brewing on the side or not.

Is a break above $3000 on for Ethereum now?


ETH/USDT on Trading View

On 3rd June, the rejection was met at $2900 and on 5th June, $2800 followed. With exhausted bullish momentum, Ether seemed destined to re-test $2250, but support at $2550 has held. Now, within 48 hours, the price is back above $2800 which is a strong indication that $3000 can still be attained.

At the moment, strong indicators are backing ETH’s price action as well.

Source: Santiment

As observed in the above chart, Ethereum’s NVT ratio is currently on a rise over the past few days, but its average has remained low. A low NVT ratio indicated that ETH’s network is currently undervalued which means the probability of market cap appreciation is larger than a decline.

Source: Santiment

Speaking of decline, Ethereum’s exchange inflows reached a new low last witnessed below October 2020; right before the bull-run started. It can be inferred that selling pressure is finally reaching breaking point, after inflow reached a new high of 780k on 19th May.

Will the bullish pressure rub off on Ethereum-Classic?

ETC/USDT on Trading View

With Ethereum Classic, its early May exploits might be strongly behind its cause at the moment. Since 3rd June, the asset has hardly defined any breakout with trading volumes being extremely scarce. The position under the 50-Moving Average isn’t great either.

Source: Santiment

Inactivity in price action has strongly affected int Weighted Social Sentiment as well, with the coin exhibiting irrelevance, with neither positive nor negative commentary.

Collectively, ETC may execute a strong recovery if the entire market pulls back up but its previous highs of $170-$180 may not be met for a very long time.


Biraajmaan covers market trends of major cryptocurrencies. As a graduate in engineering, his interests lie in Blockchain technology. With over a year as a journalist, his articles focus on US and UK markets.
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