Institutional investors were the major force behind the Bitcoin rally in 2021, realizing its potential use cases in the future. Institutional investors such as JPMorgan, Ark Invest, MicroStrategy, Tesla, Andreessen Horowitz, and others became supporters of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, institutional investors are more willing to invest in Ethereum (ETH) than Bitcoin (BTC).
Institutional Investors Prefer Investing in Ethereum Than Bitcoin
The narrative regarding Ethereum overtaking Bitcoin continues to rise after Ethereum Merge and Shanghai upgrade. Traders anticipate smaller swings in Ethereum than Bitcoin in the near term.
Ethereum’s 30-day volatility index now trails more than Bitcoin volatility index. Moreover, the 180-day realized or historical volatility of Ether relative to Bitcoin has decreased immensely since 2020, according to Bloomberg.
This makes institutional investors more interested in investing in ETH than BTC as lower volatility typically enables institutional investors to allocate more capital to crypto. Long-term investors are more likely to increase exposure to Ethereum.
Bitcoin and Ether implied volatility indexes are based on options pricing. Both indexes fell from recent peaks in March but the Ethereum index dropped more.
Richard Galvin, co-founder at fund manager Digital Asset Capital Management, argues Ethereum staking yields rising after the Shanghai upgrade in April will further suppress volatility. However, the US SEC refuses to consider Ethereum as non-security. SEC Chair Gary Gensler believes Ethereum’s proof-of-stake (PoS) transition converted it into a security.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin blockchain is impacted by Bitcoin ordinals non-fungible tokens and meme coins. Moreover, Bitcoin and Ethereum price correlation fell to its lowest since 2021.
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ETH Price Remains Stable As compared to BTC Price
ETH price continues to trade above $1800 despite several macro factors, regulatory issues, and the looming US debt ceiling crisis impacting the global market immensely. The price is currently trading at $1813, up 1% in the last 24 hours.
BTC price remains at risk of falling below $25,000. The price is down 1% in the past 24hrs, with the 24-hour low and high of $26,549 and $26,986, respectively.
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