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Ether Surges Over 20% Against Bitcoin in 72 Hours, Traders Bullish on Further Upside

Ether has surged over 20% against Bitcoin within just 72 hours, and traders are anticipating further upward movement.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView reveals that ETH/BTC, which hit yearly lows of 0.0478 on January 9th, has now climbed to 0.0587.

ETH/USD is also experiencing a breakout, reaching levels not seen on the chart since mid-2022.

A bullish divergence on the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) indicator on weekly timeframes against Bitcoin has caught the attention of popular traders.

This week, Ethereum, the largest altcoin, has outperformed Bitcoin in terms of returns, even as Bitcoin celebrates the launch of spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States.

Despite BTC/USD reaching its highest levels since the post-ETF announcement in December 2021, Ether’s resurgence seems to overshadow it.

The anticipation of Ethereum’s U.S. ETF debut later in the year has added to the bullish sentiment.

BlackRock’s CEO, Larry Fink, who recently released a Bitcoin ETF, expressed interest in a similar move for Ether, which further fueled optimism around Ethereum.

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“Larry Fink is already beating the Ethereum drum. One day after the Bitcoin launch,” responded trader and analyst Scott Melker, also known as “The Wolf Of All Streets,” on X (formerly Twitter). “The rotation is real.”

Looking ahead, Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of trading firm MNTrading, believes that Ether will continue to gain ground against Bitcoin as part of the overall cryptocurrency market cap.

He suggested that Bitcoin’s dominance appears to have peaked, especially in anticipation of the Bitcoin halving.

“Expecting to see a continuation as Ethereum is taking more momentum.

This might be the cycle’s high on the Dominance as the altcoin bull market has started,” said Van de Poppe.

He also pointed out that attention may shift away from BTC/USD until after the block subsidy halving in April, which is considered a price catalyst, albeit not an immediate one.

Meanwhile, the ETF narrative suggests a potential Bitcoin supply squeeze as institutions seek long-term exposure to BTC.

This factor could further impact the dynamics between Ethereum and Bitcoin in the coming months.

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