Ethereum (ETH) Surges as Whale Continues Scooping up the Altcoin
The price of Ethereum (ETH) surged more than 3.6% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. As a result of the latest price increase, the altcoin leader was trading hands at $1,893.51 at press time. This 24-hour gain added to ETH’s weekly performance, pushing it up to +6.49% as a result.
A possible reason for ETH’s strong performance throughout the past day of trading could be transactions made by a particular whale in the last few hours. In an X post this morning, the on-chain tracking platform Lookonchain revealed that a whale withdrew another 8,618 ETH, worth $16 million, from Binance in the past 12 hours.
This smart whale withdrew another 8,618 $ETH ($16M) from #Binance 4 hours ago.
The whale deposited 31.8M $USDT to #Binance and withdrew 17,316 $ETH, the buying price is ~$1,836.https://t.co/OLrmsm7kAi pic.twitter.com/WHvgeaR5At
— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) November 5, 2023
According to the post, this same whale deposited 31.8 million USDT to Binance and withdrew 17,317 ETH prior to its latest ETH withdrawal. The average buying price was $1,836, noted Lookonchain.
Daily chart for ETH/USDT (Source: TradingView)
From a technical perspective, ETH was able to overcome the $1,850 resistance level over the past day of trading. Should it close today’s daily candle above this point, then it may attempt a challenge at the subsequent barrier at $1,945 in the next few days.
Conversely, a daily candle close today below $1,850 could put the cryptocurrency’s price at risk of correcting to the next key support level. In this scenario, ETH may drop to $1,747 in the short term.
Investors and traders will want to take note of the fact that technical indicators favored a bullish scenario. At press time, the daily Relative Strength Index (RSI) line was positioned bullishly above the RSI Simple Moving Average (SMA) line. This was after the two lines crossed yesterday, signaling that buyers have gained the upper hand against bears on ETH’s daily chart.
In addition to the RSI, the daily Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator was also flagging bullish at press time. The MACD line positioned above the MACD Signal line suggested that ETH’s bullish trend may continue in the next couple of days.
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