It turns out that on its way to recovery, the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE) added an additional 10,000 ETH coins to its kitty in the last 24-hours, as per data on Bybt. Thus, just like Bitcoin (BTC), institutional inflows into Ethereum continue as big players make the most of the market dip. With the recent purchase, Grayscale’s total ETH holdings have gone above 3.17 million.
The Ethereum price rally has been big so far in 2021. Although ETH has corrected 20% from its all-time high above $2000, it is still trading at 125% gains year-to-date. Interestingly, data from Skew analytics points out that there are fewer liquidations during the recent ETH price recovery which shows that some long-term investors have already done the bottom fishing.
Less liquidations on the way up pic.twitter.com/gHFh5cxHAM
— skew (@skewdotcom) February 24, 2021
Another data shows that CME Ether Futures see huge investor interest since going live two weeks back on February 8. Earlier on Monday amid the crypto market jitters, the CME Ether futures registered record trading volume close to $160 million.
CME ether futures logged a record volume day yesterday on new crypto market jitters pic.twitter.com/lsapnEw7mn
— skew (@skewdotcom) February 23, 2021
ETH Transaction Fee Hits All-time High
One of the major concerns that the Ethereum network is currently facing is that the surge in the Ethereum network activity has led to a major surge in the gas fee. Over the last year, the DeFi growth has exploded leading to massive settlements on the Ethereum blockchain. Data from CoinMetrics show that the daily settlements on Ethereum have jumped 25x over the last year.
In one year, Ethereum has grown from settling ~$373m per day to over $9b per day. pic.twitter.com/LVqCwMVlsr
— Documenting Ethereum