Ethereum reclaims $1700 but struggles to hold on

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ETH’s recent pump waned and eased towards $1700 at press time.
Open Interest surged to $5 billion, last seen on 18 August, but later dipped.

After an impressive pump on 29 August, Ethereum [ETH] struggled to hold above $1700. The pump followed Grayscale’s win against SEC, but it appeared buyer exhaustion crept in.

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Similarly, Bitcoin [BTC] faced rejection at $28k and struggled to hold above $27k. So, a BTC breach below $27k could complicate matters for ETH bulls.

In a new development, on-chain data showed that ETH outperformed BTC on long-term holders by a whopping 40 million. The milestone was due to ETH’s many use cases.

Will bulls defend $1700

Source: ETH/USDT on TradingView

ETH’s price dump around mid-August eased at a weekly bullish order (OB) of $1626 – $1770 (white). The 29 August pump led to a recent new high at $1745, flipping the higher timeframe market structure to a bullish bias.

But the price rejection at the May lows set ETH to a retracement as of press time. If the $1700 cracks, ETH could depreciate towards $1640 or $1627 in the mid-term. But a further drop below the weekly bullish OB could make a retest of $ 1,500 feasible.

On the upside, bulls could gain an edge if ETH pushes above $1745. If so, the next target could be $1800.

Meanwhile, the RSI registered a downtick after climbing above 50, denoting buying pressure eased. Besides, the OBV has been making lower highs since mid-August, demonstrating a decline in demand over the same period.

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Open Interest eased

Source: Coinalyze

The price jump on 29 August led to an uptick in Open Interest rates that graced $5 billion, last seen on 18 August. But the metric eased below $5 billion as of press time, denoting a slight decline in demand in the derivatives segment.

On the liquidation side, more longs ($2.1 million) were wrecked compared to shorts ($736k) in the last 24 hours before press time, Coinalyze data showed. The above insight could suggest $1745 being a sticky resistance in the mid-term.

 

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