This week Ethereum's London hardfork was completed without a hiccup and investors have now reset their eyes on new highs above $3,100.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of Ether (ETH) did in fact experience a “sell the news” sell-off shortly after London went live but dip buyers quickly rushed in and pushed its price back above $2,800, its highest level since June 7. This bullish momentum extended further after Bitcoin price surged above $44,000 and at the time of writing Ether trades at $3,050.
Now that the network is operating smoothly following its biggest update of the year, here’s a look at what traders and analysts expect next from the top altcoin.
A close above the weekly resistance extends the uptrend
Insight into Ether's price action was provided by pseudonymous Twitter analyst Rekt Capital, who highlighted the altcoin's weekly resistance level as an important hurdle to jump in order to continue the current uptrend.
According to the chart provided, Ether needs to close above $2,714 to confirm a trend continuation.
Rekt Capital said:
“Ether is now at one of its final major higher-timeframe resistances. Once Ether is able to break past this ~$2770 resistance, there will be little resistance ahead until the old All-Time High of ~$4400.”
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Even with overhead resistance traders expect ETH burns to lift prices
According to SpinTrades, a pseudonymous Twitter analyst, traders should keep an eye out for a possible move to $2,600, while a break and close above $3,000 could lead to a rally to $3,300.
$ETH Trade price, not hypeBreak and hold over 2900-3000 -> 3300 Break below 2600 -> 2200-2400Rejection at 2900, consolidation 2600-2800#Ethereum #ETH #ETHUSD pic.twitter.com/uULOKn0OTE
— SpinTrades (@SpinTrades) August 5, 2021
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One of the more interesting upgrades included in the London hard fork was a new Ether burning mechanism which burns a portion of the transaction fees and removes it from the circulating supply of coins.
As noted in the following tweet from Alex Krüger, more than 2,160 Ether ($6 million) were burned within the first seven hours and investors appear to be assuming that the price will rise if this trend continues.
2160 ETH burnt in just seven hours. Impressive.
(also, outstanding website: https://t.co/fJ6Wo6L2kg) pic.twitter.com/044eOtPhni
— Alex Krüger (@krugermacro) August 5, 2021
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