Ethereum continues to outperform in July and August
Ethereum continues to outperform in July and August
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Ethereum continues to outperform in July and August

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 31 Aug 2022

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According to the latest CryptoCompare report, Ethereum continues in its bull run, outperforming the market in both July and August.

Ethereum-based products benefit from the rise

Ethereum-based products led the rebound in July and continued to outperform in August. AUM (Assets under Management) for Bitcoin-based products fell 7.16% to $17.4 billion, while Ethereum-based products posted gains of 2.36 percent to $6.81 billion

In fact, even at a more granular level, no Bitcoin products covered in this report recorded AUM or volume gains in August.

These are some of the findings from the company CryptoCompare’s latest cryptocurrency markets report just released, in which experts write:

“We could be seeing interest move away from Bitcoin in the short term, as Ethereum-based products hold the attention with the much-anticipated merge on the horizon.” 

Following the numerous collapses that have occurred in recent months, Terra with its stablecoin UST in May, Three Arrows Capital in June, and Celsius in July, traders may now be trying more diversification of their cryptocurrency portfolios

At least that is what the report’s data shows, as under-management investments in non-Ethereum and Bitcoin-related products saw the largest AUM gains, up 12.3% to $1.13 billion.

For the first time since December 2021, Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Product (GBTC) lost its position as the most traded product. The average daily volume of the fund was $42.3 million (-24.4%).

Grayscale’s Ethereum fund gained the top position with an average daily volume of $48.7 million (+23.2%).

Over the past two months, Ethereum has outperformed the crypto market

Highlights from the AUM performance report

According to the data that emerged, it appears that traders maintain a bearish stance on Bitcoin. All Bitcoin-based trust products saw average daily volumes decline in August, in contrast to most Ethereum-based products.

The report reads:

“In August, the bearish sentiment towards Bitcoin can be seen more clearly when looking at the premium or discount history of the ProShares long (BITO) and short (BITI) strategy ETFs. An ETF can trade at a premium or discount during times of high volatility, forcing the underlying Net Asset Value (NAV) per share to differ from the trade price.”

Since the end of July 2022, the total AUM of all digital asset investment products has decreased by 4% to $25.8 billion. In August, Bitcoin’s AUM fell 7.16% to $17.4 billion, consequently, its market share also fell to 67.6% of total AUM, down from 76.9% in July. Ethereum‘s AUM, on the other hand, increased 2.36% to $6.81 billion. Ethereum-related products now account for 26.5% of total AUM, its largest market share since the beginning of the year.

Average daily aggregate product volumes of all digital asset investment products decreased by an average of 1.01% to $131 million from July to August.

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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