Ethereum losing streak vs. Bitcoin hits 15 months — Can ETH price reverse course?


The price of Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), is buying and selling round a 15-month low versus Bitcoin (BTC), and the bottom since Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake (PoS).

Will it proceed to weaken for the rest of 2023? Cointelegraph takes a more in-depth have a look at the charts. 

Ethereum price breaks under important help vs. Bitcoin

The ETH/BTC pair dropped to as little as 0.056 BTC earlier this week. In doing so, the pair broke under its 200-week exponential shifting common (200-week EMA; the blue wave) close to 0.058 BTC, elevating draw back dangers additional into 2023.

The 200-week EMA has traditionally served as a dependable help stage for ETH/BTC bulls. For occasion, the pair rebounded 75% three months after testing the wave help in July 2022. Conversely, it dropped over 25% after losing the identical help in October 2020.

ETH/BTC weekly price chart. Source: TradingView

ETH/BTC stares at comparable sell-off dangers in 2023 after losing its 200-week EMA as help. In this case, the following draw back goal appears to be round its 0.5 Fib line close to 0.051 BTC in 2023, down about 9.5% from present price ranges.

Conversely, ETH price might rebound towards its 50-week EMA (the pink wave) close to 0.065 BTC if it reclaims the 200-week EMA as help.

Bitcoin bull case overshadows Ethereum

Ethereum’s persistent weak point versus Bitcoin is mirrored in institutional capital stream information. 

For occasion, as of Oct. 6, Bitcoin-specific funding funds had attracted $246 million year-to-date (YTD), according to CoinShares. On the opposite hand, Ethereum funds have misplaced capital, witnessing outflows value $104 million in the identical interval.

Net flows into crypto funds (by asset). Source: CoinShares

The discrepancy is probably going because of rising buzz a couple of potential spot Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETF) approval within the United States.

Trade pundits argue {that a} spot Bitcoin ETF launch will attract $600 billion. In addition, Bitcoin’s fourth halving on April 24, 2024, can be acting as a tailwind versus the altcoin market.

Related: Bitcoin price gets new $25K target as SEC decision day boosts GBTC

The halving will cut back the Bitcoin miners’ block reward from 6.25 BTC to three.125 BTC, a bullish case based on historical precedent that cuts new provide in half. 

This article doesn’t include funding recommendation or suggestions. Every funding and buying and selling transfer includes threat, and readers ought to conduct their very own analysis when making a choice.