ETH Looking Strong Against BTC: Markets Wrap

Ethereum has outperformed Bitcoin over the past 5 days as derivative activity picks up



key takeaways

  • ETH outperformed BTC over the past five days as derivatives activity picks up
  • OpenSea begins 2022 with a bang

The ETH/BTC ratio has rallied roughly 4.7% over the past five days as ETH outperforms BTC.

Ethereum based derivatives activity has resurged over the past week.

OpenSea opens 2022 with a bang, on pace for record monthly volume.

Latest in Macro:

  • S&P 500: 4,793, -0.06%
  • NASDAQ: 15,622, -1.33%
  • Gold: $1,814, +0.60%
  • WTI Crude Oil: $77.21, +1.49%
  • 10-Year Treasury: 1.649%, +0.032%

Latest in Crypto:

  • BTC: $46,155, -0.30%
  • ETH: $3,813, +1.40%
  • ETH/BTC: 0.0826, +1.98%
  • BTC.D: 39.41%, -0.69%


ETH has outperformed BTC over the past five days with the ETH/BTC ratio up 4.72%, hovering near .0825, according to data from Trading View.

Source: Trading View

ETH derivatives picking up

According to information from intotheblock:

  • Perpetual funding rates on top exchanges are turning positive
  • Swap volume of perpetuals futures contracts have topped $22 billion again
  • Perps open interest is perking up
Source: intotheblock
Source: intotheblock
Source: intotheblock

OpenSea volume explodes

OpenSea is eyeing a $13 billion valuation, according to Eric Newcomer.

Trading volume on OpenSea has exploded to start out 2022, with roughly $870 million of volume in the first four days of the new year, according to data from Dune Analytics. This puts OpenSea on pace for $6.74 billion in monthly trading volume. For comparison, that would be nearly double the current high of $3.42 billion seen in August 2021.

Source: Dune Analytics


Information from ARK Invest suggest a majority of NFT demand comes in the form of collectibles, as seen in the following chart:

Source: Ark Invest

Trading data from OpenSea and Solanalysis of some of the top Solana and Ethereum projects can be found below:

Top Ethereum Projects
Top Solana Projects

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