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Ethereum Surpasses $2,600 as "Greed" Takes Over the Market

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Sun, 08/01/2021 - 10:42
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Alex Dovbnya
While Bitcoin is taking a breather, Ethereum is the middle of another impressive rally
Ethereum Surpasses $2,600 as "Greed" Takes Over the Market
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Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has managed to reclaim the $2,600 level, reaching its highest price since June 15.

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The top altcoin has been on a roll ahead of its much-anticipated “London” hard fork that is expected to take place in the coming days.  

As reported by U.Today, Brian Kelly of BKCM Digital Asset Fund recently predicted that the much-hyped EIP-1559 upgrade could be a major tailwind for Ether since it will turn the altcoin into a deflationary asset.

Ether’s price recovery has been accompanied by a notable shift in market sentiment.

According to the Ethereum Fear and Greed Index, traders are now exhibiting “greed” after weeks of fluctuating between “neutral” and “fear.”

Yet, Ethereum remains down over 40 percent from its May 12 all-time high.   

Polkadot, Solana, and several other altcoins posting double-digit gains might indicate that the market is re-embracing the risk-on trade.

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Bitcoin cools off after a bullish streak  

In the meantime, Bitcoin is taking a breather after ending its longest winning streak in eight years.

The crypto king is currently up just 1 percent, with altcoins pushing its dominance to 47.2 percent.

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Bitcoin managed to record 10 consecutive days in the green for the first time since 2013.

After a bullish engulfing candle on the flagship cryptocurrency’s monthly chart, bulls feel confident in the ongoing recovery.

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About the author

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.