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Bitcoin has fallen below $20,000. Ethereum fell below $1500

After the activation of The Merge, bitcoin’s price was below the key $20,000 level. Ethereum is trading around $1480 at the time of writing.

The chart below shows that the drop in the price of ether was accompanied by a surge in trading volumes.

Ethereum price exiting the flat in a downward direction. 15-minute chart of ETH/USDT of the Binance exchange. Data: TradingView.
Ethereum price exiting the flat in a downward direction. 15-minute chart of ETH/USDT of the Binance exchange. Data: TradingView.

On the eve of The Merge there was a strong inflow of ether on centralized exchanges. This could be the reason for the current increase in selling pressure.

Over the past 24 hours, digital gold has fallen 2.9% and Ethereum has fallen 7.2%, according to CoinGecko. The total market capitalization is held at $1 trillion.

Earlier, ex-CEO of BitMEX Arthur Hayes predicted Ethereum to rise to $3,000 after The Merge.

Irina Dudak

News correspondent of the cryptocurrency and blockchain market.
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