Earlier today, the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, spiked to a new all-time high, reaching the $2,200 level first time in history.
Here’s what pushed ETH to the new price mark.
At the time of writing this, ETH is sitting at $2,159.
TVL in ETH 2.0 contract reaches new all-time high – over $8 billion
Glassnode analytics company has tweeted that the total value of ETH locked in the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract has hit a new ATH and now constitutes a whopping $8,049,974,417.34 worth of ETH.
The previous all-time high was recorded four days earlier – on April 6 and it totalled $7,922,885,885.72.
On April 2, when ETH price increased to a peak of $2,152, the total value locked in ETH 2.0 contract also soared and reached $7,658,232,113.59.
ETH balances on exchanges drop 19 percent
According to the data provided by another analytics firm, Santiment, balances of the second biggest cryptocurrency have seen a major drop since December – 19 percent.
Ethereum is being withdrawn to cold storage wallets or being locked in DeFi platforms. The decreasing ETH supply on exchanges is good because it prevents major sell-offs, the tweet says.
Blockchain journalist Colin Wu has commented on that Santiment report, stating that ETH circulation is also showing a massive downward trend.
Ethereum has good fundamentals and it will grow: SkyBridge Capital CEO
As covered by U.Today earlier, founder and CEO of the SkyBridge Capital fund Anthony Scaramucci has recently stated in an interview to CNBC that he believes Ethereum to be good in terms of fundamentals.
He also reckons that ETH will grow in the future and the market for it is already big, since it offers everything necessary for DeFi and NFTs.
However, SkyBridge Capital is focused only on Bitcoin so far. Scaramucci did admit, though, that in the future SkyBridge may launch an Ethereum fund as well.