Ethereum is ‘becoming the collateral of the internet,’ says commodity expert

Ethereum is 'becoming the collateral of the internet,' says commodity expert
6 months ago
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In recent weeks, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has skyrocketed, with the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap climbing by as much as $1,000 from its lowest point in March to reach as high as $3,400 by the end of the month.

The demand for the DeFi asset is rising, while the supply is decreasing, according to Bloomberg’s senior commodities analyst Mike McGlone, who suggested that the price of ETH will continue to go up as it is “becoming the internet’s collateral.”

“Demand is increasing, supply is declining and Ethereum’s position at the epicenter of the digitization of finance and money suggests further price appreciation. Ethereum — the denominator for NFTs and top platform for tokenization — is becoming the collateral of the internet.”

Ethereum Monthly candle. Source: Mike McGlone

Due to the fact that ETH is the ‘denominator’ of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a leading network when it comes to the tokenization of assets, McGlone emphasized the importance of Ethereum.

Ethereum chart analysis

Presently, Ethereum is trading at $3,414, up 0.57% on the day and 12.02% in the last seven days, according to CoinMarketCap. In the previous month, ETH is up just over $500 since March 1 at the time of publication.

Ethereum Monthly chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Notably, the value of Ethereum’s market capitalization increased by around $31 billion between March 20 and March 27, rising from $346.7 billion to $377.1 billion as a result of anticipation surrounding the Proof of Stake (PoS) transition.

Prominent crypto trading analyst Michaël van de Poppe, noted:

“Probably $ETH will touch that region around $3,600 and then we have to check whether there’s going to be a correction.”

Ethereum chart. Source: Michael van de Poppe

With only 11% of Ethereum in circulation held on exchanges and enormous Ethereum outflows continuing on exchanges this month, things are looking positive for the asset, which is currently valued above some of the world’s largest financial institutions and technology giants.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk.

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Jordan Major

Jordan is an investor and market analyst. He's passionate about stocks, ETFs, blockchain, and digital assets. At Finbold.com, he delves into the technicalities to obtain future trends for new market traders and gives insights into user-friendly platforms for beginners.