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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Backs Ethereum ETF: Bitcoin’s Slip, Ethereum’s Flight – Bullish Sentiment Soars for May’s ETH ETF Approval – $3,000 in Sight? (crypto-news-flash)


  • Ethereum’s rapid ascent suggests strong anticipation for a potential Ethereum ETF approval, while Bitcoin’s value falters.
  • BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s endorsement of an Ethereum ETF highlights its importance in the journey towards tokenization.

According to a recent report by Reuters, Ethereum’s head of research stated that the abrupt rise in Ethereum’s value is a clear indication that traders are anticipating the approval of spot market Ethereum ETF applications. The green light for spot Bitcoin ETFs has paved the way for the SEC to potentially approve a spot Ethereum ETF.

Ether has outperformed Bitcoin by more than 10% since the initial fake approval of the spot ETF was announced on Tuesday. The market has also shown a preference for higher-beta ETH-related investments, with layer-2 tokens and liquid staking protocols recording gains of over 10% this week, fueled by additional catalysts.

Furthermore, as I highlighted in my recent tweet, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink expressed his support for an Ethereum ETF, viewing it as a crucial step towards tokenization. He believes that Ethereum’s technology will play a pivotal role in the future.

#BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: “I see value in having an #EthereumETF, […] these are just stepping stones on our way to tokenization, and I think this really is the technology where we are going to go.” 🚀🚀🚀#Ethereum #ETH #BitcoinETF #Bitcoin #BTC

— Marcel Knobloch aka Collin Brown (@CollinBrownXRP) January 13, 2024

The significant price decline in Bitcoin and the surge in Ethereum’s price indicate growing sentiment for a potential Ethereum ETF approval in May. Ethereum is currently the leading candidate for SEC approval in the near future, although Ripple (XRP) may also be on the horizon.

Additionally, a previous report by CNF highlighted Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas’ prediction of a 70% chance of the SEC approving an Ethereum spot ETF in May 2024, following the approval of the BTC spot ETF on January 10. However, crypto lawyer Joe Carlasare and SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci suggest that the SEC may engage in regulatory maneuvers before granting approval.

It’s also worth noting that Bitcoin stands as an outlier in the eyes of the SEC. BTC is the only cryptocurrency that the SEC consistently deems as not a security. Although Ethereum was once placed in this category, the SEC has since retracted its statement, especially after Ethereum transitioned to the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism.

Bitcoin’s Slip, Ethereum’s Flight – Bullish Sentiment Soars for May’s ETH ETF Approval – Is $3,000 Within Reach? As illustrated by the ETH price chart below, Ethereum currently trades at $2,538.06, experiencing a slight decline of 0.16% in the past day but showing significant growth of 12.39% within the last 7 days.

In my view, with BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s endorsement and the surging bullish sentiment, the chances of an Ethereum ETF securing approval in May are increasingly favorable. This momentum positions Ethereum for further growth, potentially soaring to the $3,000 mark, while Bitcoin grapples with a decline in value.

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