Around 14:32 UTC on September 3,on Bitstamp, the Ethereum ($ETH) price broke above the $4,000 level for the first time in nearly four months (i.e. since May 15), and two minutes later, reached today’s intraday high of $4,021.09.

Currently (as of 18:30 UTC on September 3), ETH-USD is trading around $3,958.56, up 5.24% in the past 24-hour period. As for the year-to-date (YTD) period, ETH-USD is up 441.39%.

Crypto-focused behavior analytics startup Santiment pointed out that since mid March 2020, as $ETH balances on crypto exchanges have dropped 10% (i.e. from 27% to 17% of the total supply), the $ETH price has gone up around 3,447%.

Interestingly, according to data by Etherscan, around 7.39 million ETH (worth roughly $21.2 billion), or roughly 6.36% of ETH’s circulating supply is currently held by the Eth2 deposit contract (i.e. being used for staking).

One of the many crypto analysts who believes that $ETH going up is good news for $BTC is Hans Hauge, Head of Quant Strategy at Ikigai Asset Management:

Another is Michaël van de Poppe, who had this to say:

Ethereum’s price action is impressing more than just ETH HODLers. Yesterday (August 2), Oscar Winner and Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon announced on Twitter that she had just bought $ETH for the first time:

And finally, according to Italian mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi, Twitter is working on a feature that allows a user to add their $BTC and $ETH wallet addresses to their profile so that they can receive tips via the upcoming “Tip Jar” feature:


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