- Ethereum has been struggling to break free of its connection to Bitcoin, with the benchmark cryptocurrency having massive control over its price action
- This has so far been quite bearish for ETH, as it has caused the cryptocurrency to see notable losses on multiple occasions
- Where it trends next should depend largely on whether or not bulls and bears can hold BTC above $18,000, as a dip below this level could be grim
- One trader is still expecting Ethereum to see some massive upside in the near-term, noting that it is almost ready to see a notable markup
- He believes that it will first see a strong accumulation phase that lays the groundwork for this move higher
Ethereum has been struggling to gain any serious momentum over the past few days and weeks.
Bulls have been trying to take control of its price action, but they have so far failed to buck the headwinds created by Bitcoin. Whether or not these headwinds continue mounting should depend largely on BTCâ€™s reaction to $18,000.
One trader is still optimistic thatÂ ETHÂ will see further upside in the near-term. He contends that it will soon see a brief accumulation phase followed by a serious breakout rally to $800.
ETHEREUM STRUGGLES TO GAIN MOMENTUM AS BITCOIN PLUNGES
At the time of writing,Â EthereumÂ is trading down just over 3% at its current price of $555. This marks a notable decline from daily highs of $580 that were set during yesterdayâ€™s rebound.
It is still trading up from lows of $528 set at the bottom of the cryptocurrencyâ€™s recent selloff.
Where it trends in the mid-term should depend largely on whether or not the crypto will be able to continue holding above the support at exists at $530 and $500.
TRADER: ETH LIKELY TO REACH $800 FOLLOWING SHORT ACCUMULATION PHASE
One analyst is still optimistic about Ethereumâ€™sÂ mid-term outlook, noting that thereâ€™s a strong possibility that it sees significantly further upside in the mid-term.
He spoke about this in a recent tweet, explaining that he expects it to see a brief accumulation phase before it is ultimately able to rally higher.
â€œETH isnâ€™t quite ready but once again. All youâ€™ll have to do is do nothing to make the most. The real markup is coming. Still have a little more time to accumulate but itâ€™s going to get absolutely sent.â€
Bitcoin will undoubtedly play a large role in Ethereumâ€™s near-term price action, making it imperative that the benchmark crypto finds some stability in the near-term.