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Ethereum Price Holds Steady While Dencun Upgrade Goes Live — ETH Volatility Ahead?

Last Updated March 14, 2024 2:25 PM
Nikola Lazic
Last Updated March 14, 2024 2:25 PM
By Nikola Lazic
Verified by Peter Henn

  Key Takeaways

  • The Dencun upgrade propels Ethereum towards $5,000.
  • Ethereum faces resistance at the $4,522 to $4,646 range.
  • Near-term volatility is expected before ETH hits new highs.

Ethereum’s Dencun upgrade, eagerly awaited by many, is part of a series of fundamental developments on Ethereum (ETH). Its price is on the brink of reaching new heights, thanks to its latest technical advancements and the potential approval of a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF). 

With this in mind, some analysts have predicted that the ETH price will hit $5,000 at its next stop. However, Ethereum’s journey to the $5,000 mark has hurdles. 

Ethereum Price Facing Strong Resistance

As pointed out by analyst Ali Martinez , there looks like significant resistance in the price range of $4,522 to $4,646. 

This challenge arises because around 600,000 addresses own more than $1.6 million of Ethereum within this price range. 


He derives this conclusion from the In/Out Of Money chart from IntoTheBlock, showing a cluster around the mentioned price. 

In his opinion, despite these obstacles, the path toward Ethereum’s significant price milestone appears clear.

Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis 

Ethereum surpassed the $4,000 threshold on March 11 and climbed to nearly $4,100. This recent peak, however, could have signified the culmination of its growth. From March 11, it pulled back and is currently trading at around $3,870. 

Daily chart
Ethereum facing resistance

The daily chart’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) exceeds 86%. This suggests that Ethereum might be overbought, hinting at an impending correction. Despite this, the market’s momentum remains strong, showing no immediate indicators of a trend reversal except some initial signs of struggle. 

We saw it forming an ascending channel whose support is currently being interacted with on a presumed wave 3 from the lower degree five-wave count. Should it break down to the downside, we would receive a signal of the price starting its corrective phase in wave 4. 

This corrective phase will probably be part of a broader adjustment, potentially driving Ethereum’s price below $3,000. Nevertheless, the subsequent upward trend should push Ethereum’s value even higher, potentially achieving a new all-time high above $5,000 later on. 

In all, Ethereum’s price potential remains bullish but some near-term volatility should affect the coin. 



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