According to Decentral Park Capital senior analyst Elias Simos, for the first time since May this year, Ethereum (ETH) recorded net outflow from exchanges after the recovery of the cryptocurrency market and Ethereum prices.
A net outflow of funds means that investors withdraw funds from cryptocurrency exchanges either to personal wallets or to cold wallets for the safe storage of assets.
Over the past week, $ ETH printed consistent exchange net outflows for * only * the 3rd time in 2019.
Someone has been shopping ??? pic.twitter.com/GmNKr7LLHF
- Elias Simos (@eliasimos) September 16, 2019
Often, a net outflow of assets such as ETH occurs when investor confidence in the short and medium term grows.
Since September 1, in less than three weeks, the price of Ethereum has risen from $ 165 to $ 217, adding more than 31% against the US dollar.
According to analysts, including Set Protocol product marketing manager Anthony Sassano, the Ethereum blockchain protocol has seen an increase in usage.
September 16, the Ethereum network processed a recorda high number of transactions and smart contracts, which indicates that, despite an 85% decrease relative to the historical maximum, the use of ETH is constantly growing.
Yesterday, the Ethereum network processed the most activity in its history. pic.twitter.com/gWxkEad6z7
- Eric Conner (@econoar) September 17, 2019
"Ethereum surpassed bitcoin in dailycommissions. What is even more striking, the commissions paid on other blockchains, I can’t even close to compare with Bitcoin and Ethereum, which indicates a practically absent demand for these platforms, ”said Sassano.
Strong short-term ETH trend supportedfundamental factors, such as increased network usage and daily payments, however, it is believed that the main catalyst for the Ethereum price spike was a sharp decline in mid-2019.
Ethereum's lowest 2019 figure was $ 80, while during the first two quarters of the year, the price ranged around $ 100.
The fall of 93% from a record high of $ 1,448 to $ 100 led to the fact that the price of Ethereum showed oversold.
When Ethereum recovered above $ 190, which became a rather difficult level of resistance for cryptocurrency, it quickly made its way to establish a monthly maximum.
In 2020, Ethereum expects to release its version 2.0, and, as a result, increase scalability, which will provide a more comfortable environment for both developers and users.
At an Ethereal conference, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said:
“The first step of version 2.0 is completed, with the exception of certain cases that arise during security audits. Now customers are talking to each other.
The next step is to make sureMaintain scalability of the public network. In this case, we are talking about hundreds of thousands of potential validators that combine a huge number of transactions. ”
It is likely that users' anticipation of release 2.0, a marked increase in network usage, and Ethereum price recovery are fueling a short-term cryptocurrency momentum.