Ethereum’s Ascent: How Fast Will It Follow Bitcoin’s Lead?

As Bitcoin approaches its all-time high, analysts are watching Ethereum closely.

Ethereum’s Position Compared to Previous Bitcoin Breakout

In 2020, when Bitcoin broke above $20,000, Ethereum was trading significantly below its previous high. Now, with Bitcoin nearing $70,000, Ethereum is closer to its all-time high of $5,000.

Ethereum’s Potential

Analysts believe Ethereum could follow a similar trajectory as it did in 2020. After Bitcoin broke $20,000, it took Ethereum two months to surpass its previous high. This surge was driven by increased activity in decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Ethereum’s Price Action

Ethereum’s price has been rising steadily, with a 7% increase in the past 24 hours and a 15% increase in the past week.

Factors Influencing Ethereum’s Price

  • Bitcoin’s Expansion:
    Ethereum benefits from Bitcoin’s price movements.
  • DeFi and NFTs: Ethereum’s ecosystem of DeFi and NFT protocols is growing, attracting investment.
  • Potential ETF Approval: The anticipation of a spot Ethereum ETF could provide support for its price.


  • Proof-of-Stake: The SEC has expressed concerns about Ethereum’s proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which could impact its near-term outlook.
  • Historical Delay: The SEC took approximately ten years to approve a spot Bitcoin ETF.