The Ethereum ETH/USD to Bitcoin BTC/USD ratio hit a 2022 high on Tuesday as the first stage of the Merge went live.
What Happened: Data from TradingView shows that the ETH/BTC ratio reached a high of 0.084 for the first time since December 2021.
The ratio represents 1 BTC priced in ETH and the higher value is indicative of how much ETH is outperforming BTC.
ETH outperformed the market-leading cryptocurrency and other major altcoins on Tuesday after the Bellatrix upgrade went live on the Beacon Chain, signaling the start of the Merge to Proof-of-Stake.
The Bellatrix upgrade is the first phase of the Merge which prepares the network for the subsequent transition.
Those holding Spot $ETH have started to slowly sell their positions whilst traders are actively increasing their Margined Longs pushing up the price… Merge is in a couple days, good luck! pic.twitter.com/QT0RrM51Sw
— brigadier.near (@BrigadierNear) September 6, 2022
Bitcoin dominance also reached an all-time low in the weeks leading up to the Merge, noted analysts at Arcane Research in a recent report.
“September has started with varying returns among our indexes. Bitcoin has started the month the worst and is down 1%. All other indexes are in the positive territory, with the Large Caps gaining 1%, the Small Caps 2%, and the Mid Caps 7%,” stated the report.
Price Action: At press time, ETH was trading at $1,511, down 7.76% in 24 hours as per data from Benzinga Pro. BTC was trading at $18,710, down 5.38% over the same period.
Image and article originally from www.benzinga.com. Read the original article here.