Crypto Turbulence: Can Ethereum ETF Approval Save the Market?

The crypto market has been bleeding for the better part of the last 48 hours. According to CoinGecko, the total global crypto market cap stands at $2.21 trillion. The market has lost a 5.29% market share in 24 hours alone. 

Crypto market prices are in the danger zone, with some losing their worth in double digits. At the time of writing, BTC has slipped below $57,000. According to the Crypto Fear and Greed Index, the market has a neutral stance as the index stands at 44 out of 100.

Ethereum ETF future optics 

As of this writing, BTC is down to $56,856.32. Ethereum (ETH) is currently worth $3,098.74. Ether has experienced a 6.1% decline in the last 24 hours.

Steve Kurz, Galaxy Digital’s head of asset management, predicts that spot Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs) approval is weeks away.  In an interview with Bloomberg, he said, “Look, we’ve done this before. This is methodical, this is window dressing, the SEC is engaged.”

Kurz may be hopeful, considering Galaxy filed for an ETH ETF, but the rest of the market is not buying that. According to a weekly analysis by CoinShares, investors have withdrawn $61 million in ETH between June 24 and 29. The current market crash has made Ethereum funds the worst-performing asset year-to-date.

The sentiment around ETH’s recovery and Ether ETFs remains mixed. One X user urges investors to “buy the dip,” noting, “Ethereum will Bounce Back hard so Buy the DIP..!!!”

Another X ETH enthusiast tweeted, “Don’t lose your faith, future is bright -$8k for 1 $ETH.” Amidst the hope, there is a clear call for what the future of ETH looks like. Another X ETH trader tweets, “Unless we lose $3,270 then no worries at all here. Just ranging as expected”

Market Outcome

Well, the speculated range of $3,270 has already been lost. The current bullish trends followed the approval of BTC ETFs. Then, bulls banked on BTC halving to push the market up, but that did not work either. Will it be any different for Ethereum? 

Will the approval of ETH ETFs save traders from the Mt. Gox BTC outpouring? Will Germany and the United States stop selling BTC? What will be the effect of the United States presidential election outcome? Well, on-chain data, traders’ sentiments, and time will tell. 

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Also Read: Insights on Buy the Dip Opportunity of Bitcoin

Florence Muchai

Florence Muchai is an experienced crypto journalist with 4 years experience in Crypto, Blockchain, Web3, NFT and AI. Florence holds a Bachelor's Degree in Disaster Management and International Diplomacy. She also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. Florence enjoys being a digital nomad and her writings tell value, wealth and in-depth understanding of decentralized and traditional finance.

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