3 reasons why Ethereum is stuck below $3,900

Factors include uncertainty in the spot Ethereum ETF launch, high ETF futures open interest, and stagnant Ethereum network usage.

Ether (ETH) has ventured above $3,900 on multiple occasions in the past seven days but has been unable to sustain this level. The market seemingly anticipated a boost from the spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as Ether’s gains occurred on May 21, two days before the decision.

One could argue that the spot ETF traders are still awaiting the respective Form S-1 approval for each of the funds. Senior Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas expects the Ethereum spot instruments to start trading by July 4, while his colleague James Seyffart noted that BlackRock’s updated S-1 on May 29 shows “issuers and SEC are working towards spot Ethereum ETF launches.”

However, analysts hint that ETH could face pressure if the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE) experiences outflows in the weeks following the conversion to an ETF. A similar issue has plagued Grayscale’s Bitcoin fund (GBTC) due to its high fees. Some speculate that Grayscale ETHE outflows alone could exceed $100 million per day in the initial weeks, thereby offsetting or even surpassing any inflows from newcomers.

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