3 Reasons Investors Might Choose Ethereum In July

NOIDA (CoinChapter.com)— As the cryptocurrency market braces for significant Bitcoin sell-offs by the German government and Mt. Gox trustees, Ethereum price could benefit from the market sentiment in July.

The German government recently announced plans to liquidate a substantial portion of its Bitcoin holdings, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Concurrently, the Mt. Gox trustees are preparing to release around 140,000 BTC into the market.

These actions have introduced considerable downward pressure on Bitcoin, creating a ripple effect across the crypto market. In this climate, Ethereum, with its robust technological foundation and growing ecosystem, emerges as a compelling alternative for investors.

Strong Market Fundamentals: Analyzing Ethereum’s Charts

Ethereum’s market fundamentals prop it as an investor favorite in July. Recent data from Glassnode highlights several bullish indicators. The net transfer volume from exchanges reveals substantial outflows, with negative spikes indicating consistent accumulation.

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Ethereum exchanges net flow across all exchanges. Source: Glassnode

For instance, on June 1, 2024, the net outflow reached nearly 360,000 ETH, marking a significant transfer away from exchanges. The trend suggests reduced selling pressure and increased holding, a bullish signal as investors anticipate price appreciation in July for Ethereum.

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Ethereum supply held by different addresses,.

Additionally, the distribution of Ethereum among different address sizes shows a healthy redistribution. Addresses holding between 1,000 to 10,000 ETH have increased their holdings from 11.9 million ETH in late May to over 12.1 million ETH by mid-June.

The accumulation by mid-sized holders indicates growing confidence in Ethereum’s long-term value proposition, which could help appreciate its token’s price in July.

Meanwhile, the OI-weighted funding rate remains consistently positive, reflecting bullish sentiment among futures traders. As of June 24, 2024, the funding rate hovered around 0.015%, suggesting that traders are willing to pay a premium for long positions and anticipate further price rises.

Bitcoin Sales: A Boon for Ethereum?

The large-scale Bitcoin sales by the German government and the Mt. Gox bankruptcy sell-off present a strategic opportunity for Ethereum. As Bitcoin faces downward pressure and investors seek alternatives to hedge against volatility, Ethereum has positioned itself as a prime candidate.

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Germany and Mt. Gox add bearish pressure against Ethereum.

The German government’s decision to liquidate a portion of its Bitcoin holdings, estimated at several hundred million dollars, combined with the impending release of approximately 140,000 BTC from Mt. Gox, has created an atmosphere of uncertainty around Bitcoin’s short-term price stability.

In contrast, Ethereum’s strong fundamentals make it an attractive investment alternative in July. Ethereum 2.0 upgrades, which aim to improve scalability and reduce transaction costs, enhance its appeal.

Historical trends suggest that when Bitcoin experiences significant sell-offs, liquidity often flows into Ethereum, driving up its price. The increased open interest in ETH futures, peaking at over $15 billion, reflects heightened institutional confidence in Ethereum’s future.

Bullish Technical Setup Favors Ethereum Prospects In July

Another reason why Ethereum could be the pick of investors in July is a bullish setup called the ‘ascending triangle.

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ETH price formed a bullish setup with a 79% upside target. Source: Tradingview.com

Historically, a horizontal trendline connecting swing highs and an ascending trendline connecting swing lows form an ascending triangle pattern. Moreover, the volume helps determine whether a breakout is strong. Under ideal conditions, buyers would enter the market as the trendlines close the gap.

As a result, the token’s price would push above the horizontal resistance with heavy volumes.

Per the rules of technical analysis, the price target for a breakout is equal to the triangle’s height at its thickest point. If the bullish pattern pans out, the theoretical price target for ETH is near $6,010, a spike of 79% from current levels.

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