- Ethereum has undergone a strong drop from its year-to-date highs at $490.
- The coin currently trades for $375, around 25% below those highs.
- At the worst of the correction last month, the coin was down even further.
- Ethereum remains bullish on a long-term basis as long-term trends favor bulls, analysts say.
- One trader recently shared a chart indicating that both the technicals and fundamentals favor bulls.
Three Ethereum Trends Suggest the Coin Is Primed to See Rapid Growth
Ethereum remains in a bullish state from a macro perspective after a strong 25% correction from the year-to-date highs, analysts say.
One analyst, the head of technical analysis at Blockfyre, recently shared the chart below. It shows that the cryptocurrency has recently formed two bullish macro technical signs: ETH has broken out of a 715-day range while it is forming a series of higher highs and higher lows, suggesting the formation of an uptrend.
Not to mention, Ethereum’s 2.0 upgrade is slated to begin in the near future with the rolling out of phase zero. This may drive capital into ETH as investors seek to capture the yield offered in the coin.
“$ETH Notes on Chart: 2.0 Coming, HH + HL on top of 715 day range, break PoB to ATH’s. You’re bearish? Buy + Hold + Wealth Drop the LTF bias.”
Chart of ETH's price action over the past three years with analysis by crypto trader and head of TA at BLockfyre Pentoshi. Source: ETHUSD from TradingView.com
While Ethereum may be strong in its own right, the coin may face competition from other blockchains that could suppress ETH upside.
According to a Bloomberg article released on Oct. 17, Polkadot is an Ethereum blockchain killer. It is a recently-launched blockchain network that uses a network of sidechains that are customizable by developers to facilitate a much better user experience than its predecessor.
Outlier Ventures reported that the number of Polkadot developments has begun to increase, boding well for the network.
“While developer interest in Bitcoin and Ethereum has declined, the number of monthly active developers building on Polkadot increased by 44% in the 12 months ended in May, the report found.”
It is currently unclear how much of an effect a rising Polkadot will have on ETH. But it’s worth noting that Ethereum has faced some setbacks over recent months as the cost of transactions has increased rapidly and as the high block times have begun to limit some development.
Photo by Florian Olivo on Unsplash Price tags: ethusd, ethbtc Charts from TradingView.com 3 Technical Trends Show Ethereum Is On Track For Strong Growth in 2021