ETH/BTC Expected to Print Golden Cross Ahead of Ethereum 2.0 Launch by Trader

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Mon, 06/08/2020 - 07:28
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Alex Dovbnya
Crypto trader Josh Olszewicz expects the Ethereum price to start outperforming Bitcoin due to its bullish technical picture and the Ethereum 2.0 hype
ETH/BTC Expected to Print Golden Cross Ahead of Ethereum 2.0 Launch by Trader
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In his latest tweet, cryptocurrency trader Josh Olszewicz mentions that the price of Ethereum against Bitcoin is on track to print a golden cross on the two-day chart.    

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Furthermore, he expects the Ichimoku cloud to signal a bullish trend for the ETH/BTC pair for the first time since the mid-2018.   

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Ethereum remains a huge laggard 

A golden cross occurs when the 50-day moving average moves above its 200-day moving average.

Even though it is usually treated as a lagging indicator, a golden crossover can help traders spot crucial market reversals.

Ethereum reached its highest price in Bitcoin on Feb. 7, 2018, when traders were willing to pay 0.123 BTC for 1 ETH. 

This happened almost a month after ETH hit its current all-time high of $1,423 on Jan. 14, 2018.

However, Ethereum didn’t shine long, crashing 86 percent against Bitcoin as of August 2019 to just 0.017 BTC.

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Olszewicz now predicts that the Ethereum price will surge back to 0.35 BTC, its highest level since May 2019, from 0.025 BTC where it’s trading at press time.   

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Plenty of reasons to be bullish  

Beyond the rosy technical picture of the number one altcoin, its improving fundamentals also present a major bull case. 

On June 7, Ethereum fees surpassed those of Bitcoin, which has only happened on eight percent of all days since the two networks started co-existing, according to Glassnode data.

Etherscan shows that the number of unique Ethereum addresses has surpassed the 100 mln mark, with more than 40 mln of them currently holding ETH. 

Moreover, the launch of Ethereum 2.0, the highly-anticipated network upgrade blemished by multiple delays, finally appears to be around the corner.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.