- Ethereum has seen some notable strength today despite Bitcoin’s lackluster price action
- This has allowed it to gain some serious ground on its BTC trading pair, and the crypto is on the cusp of seeing a massive breakout
- Where it trends in the mid-term will undoubtedly depend at least partially on whether or not bulls can take firm control of its price action
- Analysts have noted that where it trends in the mid-term will likely depend on its reaction to a few key levels
- The current demand zone for the crypto sits around $1,160, whereas its resistance sits at $1,260
- It rallied to this resistance level this morning before facing rejection, but it has since shown some signs of strength
Bitcoin’s consolidation seen in the time following its sharp drop to lows of sub-$29,000 has proven positive for altcoins, with Ethereum and most other major cryptocurrencies all seeing some slight momentum.
ETH is now attempting to break out against its BTC trading pair, with bulls pushing it up against a key level that has long held as resistance over the past week.
Where the crypto trends in the mid-term will likely depend on a combination of factors, including Bitcoin’s price action as well as its reaction to its near-term resistance levels.
One analyst is optimistic that the upside is imminent.
Ethereum Surges Despite a Stagnating Bitcoin
At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading up over 1% at its current price of $1,250. It is also trading up several percent against its Bitcoin trading pair, with this momentum coming as BTC consolidates.
The entire market, aside from Bitcoin, is looking strong today, with Chainlink setting fresh all-time highs while many other altcoins rally.
Analyst: ETH Could Go Parabolic Once Key Level is Broken
One analyst explained in a recent tweet that Ethereum is currently at a crossroads, caught between key resistance at $1,260 and support in the mid-$1,100 region.
Where the cryptocurrency trends in the short-term will undoubtedly depend largely on which of these levels is broken first.
“BTC moved 9% down to take its low out. ETH would need to move 20% to take its low. ETH has been stronger and still has the daily structure in tact. If we look at a 9% correction it puts us in a demand spot at $1140 – $1160. Reclaiming $1260 may be enough strength to move on.”
Image Courtesy of Cold Blooded Shiller. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.
The coming few days should shed some light on how Ethereum will ultimately resolve this rapidly forming trading range.