According to Tradingview, Ethereum prices hit another all-time high of $ 2,800 in late trading on April 29th. It built on a move that has increased ETH prices by 14% since the same time last Friday.
According to Santiment, the gap between the two assets in terms of market share is now narrower than ever.
📊 #Ethereum has filled the gap in terms of # Bitcoin’s dominance over the past few months, and the # AllTimeHigh up to $ 2,794 today has narrowed the gap between # 1 and # 2 assets of # crypto than ever done before. Read more about our #bullish & #bearish metrics that we are closely monitoring. https://t.co/oJe3Q1lTqc pic.twitter.com/vET6fGJ8P1
– Santiment (@santimentfeed) April 30, 2021
At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s market share had dropped to 49.37%, according to Tradingview. The last time it fell below 50% was in July 2018, as reported by CryptoPotato.
Ethereum’s market share is currently 15.60%, but not as high as it was during the altcoin boom in January 2018, which increased it to 23%. At the time, some altcoins like XRP and LTC were also doing well and holding a solid share of the overall crypto market.
Ethereum’s market capitalization is currently under $ 320 billion, which, according to Companiesmarketcap.com, has now surpassed PayPal’s $ 314 billion.
Passive income beast
A number of bullish factors have gotten Ethereum going lately, as highlighted in a recent announcement to investors from Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan.
Crypto blogger and YouTuber Lark Davis commented that Ethereum’s future economic model will make it extremely efficient to generate passive income.
“The more I think about it, the more I feel like I’ll never sell my #ethereum. It will be a deflationary asset with a 5% annual reward, ETH at 10,000 will be a passive income bull! “
Following the Berlin upgrade that went live earlier this month, Ethereum is facing several important upgrades.
The London upgrade is expected in July. This includes the highly anticipated EIP-1559, which introduces a mechanism to adjust the current auction process to determine transaction prices. This should result in the charges being dynamically adjusted so that users pay the lowest bid for the block, but might not necessarily lower gas prices if the network is still busy.
The mechanism will also burn some of the fees that make Ethereum deflationary, all the more so if the network switches to proof of stake during phase 1.5 of the ETH 2.0 upgrade.
All of this has added weight to its property as the “currency of the Internet” as both institutions and private investors have charged themselves at these record breaking prices.
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