Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC, ETH Begin Weekend Close to Key Resistance Levels

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC, ETH Begin Weekend Close to Key Resistance Levels

Bitcoin and ethereum began the weekend trading close to key resistance levels, as crypto markets continued to sustain recent gains. Overall, the global cryptocurrency market cap was marginally higher on Saturday, as traders prepared for this weekend’s session. Bitcoin BTC is currently trading 6% higher than at the beginning of the week, this coming as […]
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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Surges to $45,000, as Russia Considers Accepting the Crypto for Oil & Gas

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Recaptures Fresh 1-Month High

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Reaches 1-Month High Above $3,000, as BTC Hits $43,000

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ETH price hits $3K as major crypto fund adds over $110M Ethereum to Lido's staking pool

ETH price hits $3K as major crypto fund adds over $110M Ethereum to Lido’s staking pool

Later, the hedge fund manager reportedly purchased more than $22.50 million worth of ETH tokens from FTX and Deribit.

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) rose above $3,000 on March 22 as fresh data suggests Three Arrows Capital staked at least $110 million worth of ETH into Lido’s liquidity pools.

The Singapore-based hedge fund manager provided liquidity worth 36,401 ETH to Lido’s “Curve stETH pool” using a third-party Ether wallet, data from Etherscan shows. As a result, it became eligible to receive at least 36,401 stacked Ether (stETH) tokens from Lido: To ensure low slippage when un-staking those tokens for real ETH plus staking reward.

Third-party Ethereum wallet that received ETH from Three Arrow Capital. Source:

Almost an hour later, another Ether address, marked with the word “fund,” sent 6,993 ETH (worth $21.12 million) to the Curve stETH pool, hinting that Three Arrows Capital was adding more liquidity to the Lido’s coffers. If correct, the fund may have already staked more than $130 million worth of Ether on March 22.

Participating in ETH 2.0?

The Three Arrows Capital’s massive Ether inflow into Lido staking pools came ahead of the launch of Ethereum’s new validation system in summer 2022.

Ethereum will switch its network protocol from energy-intensive proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, which lets users validate transactions and add blocks to the Ethereum blockchain by staking 32 ETH or its multiples for at least one year to earn annual yields.

Ethereum total number of validators as of March 21, 2022. Source: Glassnode

But only 8% of the current ETH supply has been staked into ETH 2.0 contracts since its introduction in December 2020, underscoring that average Ether users are reluctant to lock 32 ETH — about $100,000 at today’s price — for a year. That has created opportunities for liquidity mining providers like Lido.

Notably, Lido allows users to lock any amount of Ether to participate in running the ETH 2.0 chain without lock-ups. As a result, it now represents more than 80% of the Ethereum liquid mining space, holding nearly $8.25 billion worth of ETH in its pools at today’s prices.

Lido versus other Ethereum liquidity mining pools. Source: Defi Llama

Hence, Three Arrows Capital’s looks intent to become a validator on the Ethereum network via a less risky alternative like a liquidity staking pool. Meanwhile, the fund appears to have also been accumulating more Ether.

Accumulation after staking

Three Arrows Capital’s address received about $22.50 million worth of Ethereum tokens from wallets associated with crypto exchanges FTX and Deribit on March 22, less than an hour after it staked 36,401 ETH into the Lido’s pool.

Related: Ether bulls eye resistance at $3K as the network prepares to undergo ‘The Merge’

It wasn’t clear whether Three Arrows purchased the coins anew or merely withdrew them for holding or further staking. But in either case, the firm contributed to what appears like a constant depletion of Ether reserves across the crypto exchanges, considered by many ETH traders a bullish signal.

Nonetheless, PostyXBT, an independent market analyst, highlighted $3,000 as a key inflection zone for ETH price, noting that only flipping above it decisively could have Ether eye a move toward $3,500.

ETH/USD 12-hour price chart. Source: PostXBT, TradingView

“I think we see a further +10% move towards key resistance,” he wrote.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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$5.8 Billion Burned: Second Largest Crypto Network Records 2 Million Ethereum Destroyed in 7 Months

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Stays Above $2,900 as Traders Eye $3,000 Ceiling 

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