The price of the Ethereum is targeting $ 5,000 after hitting the 3-year high against Bitcoin

Ether (ETH) hit a second all-time high on May 12 as the largest altcoin continued on its way towards $ 5,000.

ETH / USD (Bitstamp) 1-hour candlestick chart. Source: trade view

Funding rates could be the key to ETH resilience

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView to ETH / USD, when the pair hit two all-time highs in a single day on Wednesday.

As part of the now infamous “Old Season 2.0” Ether hit $ 4,350 earlier in the day only to improve its performance hours later, hitting $ 4,380.

The price of the Ethereum is targeting $ 5,000 after hitting the 3-year high against Bitcoin
The price of the Ethereum is targeting $ 5,000 after hitting the 3-year high against Bitcoin

Now less than 15% of the $ 5,000 The predictions of several commentators that the native Ethereum token will reach historical price levels are in the spotlight.

Among them is that of the Cointelegraph employee, Marcel Pechman, who in an interview last week highlighted data suggesting that a $ 5,000 ETH was a matter of “if” rather than “when”.

Pechman said funding rates had not yet caught up with price gains, so retail investors waited on the sidelines at prices around $ 3,500. However, the institutions were more active.

“Something tells me that professional traders have been optimistic for a while, for a couple of weeks, but retailers are still waiting for an opportunity to buy.”he summarized.

Since then the financing rates have increased only slightly, This suggests that the market trend offers even more room for continuation.

As Pechman and Cointelegraph found ETH’s stock market balances are also falling despite the chance of winning.

The ETH / BTC pair has yet to double

Part of your resistance could be that you started up a long time ago. Those who have been using Bitcoin (BTC) to purchase ETH at any point since mid-June 2018 were still in the red at the time of this writing – the ETH / BTC pair still had a lot to do to hit its all-time highs.

These were set at 0.144 BTC a year earlier in June 2017. Wednesday’s USD high was 1 ETH with a comparatively modest value of 0.077 BTC.

Yet, Ethereum has surpassed Bitcoin in its profits over the past yearThis has drawn heightened attention from major sources, some of which have started educating readers about the differences between the two largest cryptocurrencies.

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