Ethereum has been experiencing a slowdown in its bullish momentum over the weekend. The cryptocurrency managed to break the critical resistance at $1,700 but could re-test previous support levels before reclaiming higher levels.
According to Wu Blockchain, Ethereum recently surpassed Bitcoin in terms of Open Interest (OI) for options contracts. This metric stands at $5.6 billion as opposed to BTC’s $4.3 billion.
For the first time since the inception of these products, ETH’s price beat BTC’s open interest. As Wu Blockchain noted, most of the OI recorded for Ethereum option contracts are calls (buy) concentrated on September 30 and December 30.
Source: Glassnode via Wu Blockchain
Both of these dates are post-merge, a highly expected event for Ethereum. “The Merge” has been tentatively set