ETH Outperforms BTC as the Market Attempts Recovery: Markets Wrap

ETH continues to outperform BTC as the digital asset market attempts a recovery, ETH market structure looks bullish


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key takeaways

  • The ETH-to-BTC ratio has been trending upwards as ETH gains momentum
  • ETH market structure implies bullish price action could be nearing

ETH continues to outperform BTC as the digital asset market recovers from last weekend’s sell-off.

ETH issuance continues to decline post-EIP-1559 implementation.

92% of all Ethereum addresses are in a state of profit.

Perpetual funding rates show relatively neutral sentiment among traders, except for Bitmex where traders are getting aggressive.

A look into the latest prices for top NFT collections.

Latest in Macro:

  • S&P 500: 4,701, +0.31%
  • NASDAQ: 15,786, +0.64%
  • Gold: $1,783, -0.04%
  • WTI Crude Oil: $72.65, +0.83%
  • 10-Year Treasury: 1.528%, +0.048%

Latest in Crypto:

  • BTC: $50,174, -0.39%
  • ETH: $4,384, +2.42%
  • ETH/BTC: 0.0874, +2.63%
  • BTC.D: 40.56%, -1.42%


ETH continues to outperform BTC as the digital asset market recovers from last weekend’s sell-off. The ETH/BTC ratio has broken out of a multi-month range after firmly breaking out over the .08 level on Dec. 4. The trend has continued and is running toward levels not seen since early 2018.

Source: Trading View

Ethereum issuance has fallen since the implementation of EIP-1559 back in August. 1.147 million ETH has been burned over that period, leading to a net reduction of 68.35%, according to data from


61.52 million addresses holding ETH, or 92% of all addresses, are in a state of profit according to data from


Perpetual funding rates for ETH hold a slightly positive bias across all exchanges, except for Bitmex where traders are getting a bit aggressive according to data from The higher the funding rate, the more expensive it is for longs to keep positions open.


A Genesis report noted some layer-2 developments over the month of November include:

  • Metis, an Optimism fork that allows data to be stored on IPFS, launched a $100 million ecosystem fund at the beginning of the month22.
  • And StarkWare, which relies on a different layer-2 technology (ZK rollups), raised $50 million at a $2 billion valuation23 to accelerate expansion of the network.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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

Top Ethereum Projects
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