ETH, Lido rally following update on Ethereum’s Merge as markets turn green

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ETH, Lido rally following update on Ethereum’s Merge as markets turn green ETH, Lido rally following update on Ethereum’s Merge as markets turn green Oluwapelumi Adejumo · 3 hours ago · 2 min read

Ethereum, Lido have been on a green run since it was revealed that the Merge could happen on September 19.

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Updated: July 18, 2022 at 11:56 am

ETH, Lido rally following update on Ethereum’s Merge as markets turn green

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Flagship digital assets Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are in the green as their values rose to over $22,000 and $1,400 in the last 24 hours.

According to data from Coinglass, over $300 million in short positions were liquidated because of the mini-rally of these assets.

In the last 24 hours, Ethereum liquidated $210 million in short positions against it, while Bitcoin liquidated $71 million.

Ethereum has been on a green run since developers revealed that its highly anticipated Merge is set to occur on September 19.

Ethereum’s price has risen by over 25% in the last seven days.

Glassnode data showed that the number of addresses holding more than 32 ETH had reached a 16-month high.

📈 #Ethereum $ETH Number of Addresses Holding 100+ Coins just reached a 15-month high of 45,081

Previous 15-month high of 45,069 was observed on 13 July 2022

View metric:https://t.co/FbjiMG3uFX pic.twitter.com/iMufq6Nzcc

— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) July 18, 2022

The number of wallets holding at least 100 ETH has also risen to a 15-month high of 45,081, Glassnode said.

Lido is up by over 170% in 7 days

Lido DAO Token (LDO) has risen by over 170% in the last seven days as interest in the coin grows on the back of the timeline for Ethereum’s Merge.

In the last 24 hours, LDO’s value has dropped by 3%. But that did not stop it from trading at its highest value in the last 30 days at $1.82.

LDO’s transaction volume spiked by over 21% in the last 24 hours.

Source: TradingView

The coin’s trading chart showed that its relative strength index (RSI) is above 70, which means it is currently overbought — indicating that it may be ready for a short-term pullback.

Lido’s dominance of staked Ethereum remains unshaken as over 4 million units of ETH have been staked via the protocol — one-third of the total staked ETH.

As of press time, the USD value of  Ethereum staked via Lido is over $6 billion.

📰 Summary 📰

– Positive growth in liquid staking across all networks.

– ETH staking with Lido remains behind industry average due to stETH market discount.

– Lido ecosystem remains growing despite the tumultuous DeFi times.

— Lido (@LidoFinance) July 15, 2022

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