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Ethereum Merge Scheduled For September 15/16, ETH’s Price Skyrockets

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Ethereum is moving higher over today’s trading session and seems to be targeting previous levels about the $2,000 mark. The cryptocurrency soars as “The Merge” becomes imminent and backs the bullish sentiment across the market.

At the time of writing, ETH’s price trades at $1,900 with a 3% profit in the last 24 hours and a 17% profit over the past week. Ethereum is the best performing asset in the crypto top 10 by market cap recording bigger gains than Solana (14%), Polkadot (16%), and Bitcoin (7%).

ETH’s price with important gains on the 4-hour chart. Source: ETHUSDT Tradingview

The bullish momentum for Ethereum seems poised to extend. In a recent ETH core developers calls, “The Merge” mainnet release was tentatively scheduled for September 15 to 16 at epoch 144896.

This announcement comes at the heels of a successful implementation of “The Merge” on another main Ethereum testnet, Goerli. Called the final “dress rehearsal” for this major upcoming event that will combine Ethereum’s execution layer with its consensus layer.

In other words, Ethereum will finally complete its transition from a Proof-of-Work consensus to a Proof-of-Stake. This process will provide the blockchain will better performance, much lower transaction fees, scalability, and less energy consumption.

The potential for “The Merge” to attract new users and capital into the Ethereum ecosystem is one of the reasons why it’s perceived as bullish by the market. Data from Material Indicators (MI) indicates that almost every investor class has been buying into ETH’s price current price action.

This buying pressure is trending upwards and appears to be picking up momentum, over the past 12 hours as news about the tentative date for the mainnet release broke.

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ETH’s price has been bought by almost every investor class on low timeframes. Source: Material Indicators

Further data from Material Indicators records important ask liquidity above ETH’s price current levels. There are over $40 million in selling orders stack from $1,920 to $2,000. These orders will operate as critical resistance.

What “The Merge” Could Spell For The Price Of Ethereum

If Ethereum is able to break above those levels, the orderbook record almost no resistance to the upside. Thus, ETH’s price could reclaim previously lost territory and extend its climb.

However, MI records low buying pressure for ETH’s price on higher timeframes from large investors. Over the past two months, retail investors appear to be jumping into Ethereum’s price action.

Additional data provided by Jarvis Labs coincides that retail investors having been accumulating ETH. Larger investors need to begin accumulating to provide ETH’s price with an extended trend.

Jarvis Labs believes that this sustainable bullish price action might only be triggered if Bitcoin picks up momentum and follows the bullish trend. The price of the number one cryptocurrency has also been supported mainly by retail, but the research “would like to see a Q4 2020 repeat”.

At that time, retail was buying BTC and ETH and in Q4, whales took over and prices were able to reach new highs.

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In Q4 2020 whales (red dots on the chart) took over retail (green dots) and push BTC’s price into new highs, will history repeat? Source: Jarvis Labs via Twitter

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Crypto Community Predicts Polygon (MATIC) To Rise Nearly 20% By October 31

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Members of the crypto community have cast their ballots, so to speak, and now we’ll find out whether or not their forecast was accurate.

The consensus of the cryptocurrency market predicts a 20% increase in MATIC prices before the month ends, as reported by CoinMarketCap’s price prediction metrics.

This fairly optimistic forecast from the community suggests a high level of faith in both the token and the ecosystem.

Good news has recently hit the Polygon community thanks to a tweet from the official Polygon Twitter account announcing a new collaboration with the trading platform Robinhood.

Will Robinhood Team-Up Bring Good Results?

The tweet suggests that Robinhood has teamed up with Polygon to offer a bitcoin wallet service. FThe Robinhood Wallet app is built with DeFi in mind.

According to Polygon’s blog post, the Robinhood Wallet is a self-custody wallet, meaning that its owner has complete discretion over their cryptocurrency holdings.

Robinhood has made other forays into the cryptocurrency market, so this isn’t their first venture.

From its inception in 2018, it has been actively involved in the crypto industry, with Bitcoin and Ethereum being the first coins to be freely traded on the platform at no cost to traders. The change began in a select number of states.

By 2021, the trade of crypto assets has expanded across the whole United States, with the exception of Hawaii and Nevada.

The trading platform supports 11 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. It also facilitates the trading of alternative cryptocurrencies, similar to Polygon’s MATIC token.

With over 37,000 decentralized applications available on Polygon’s platform, it will undoubtedly aid Robinhood’s most ambitious cryptocurrency endeavor. But how did investors and traders of Polygon respond to the news?

Rally In The Offing For Crypto?

As of this writing, MATIC is trading at $$0.778741, down 0.1 percent in the last seven days, data from Coingecko show, Saturday.

Currently, the token trades between the 50 Fib level ($0.6876) and the 61.80 Fib level ($0.7761).

The present support line lies at $0.7252, which is essential because this will be the support line the bulls can rely on if things go south.

If the price reaches the 61.80 Fib level again, we can expect a slight correction if there is sufficient buy demand.

Investor confidence is high as Polygon presses forward with its Robinhood relationship, given the community projection of a near 20% price increase.

MATIC total market cap at $6.8 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com

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Solana Outage Becoming a Recurring Event Worrying Investors

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Solana Achieves 100 Billion Transactions Milestone
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