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BlackRock’s ETH ETF causes a surge in Ethereum price forecasting and derivatives trading

In the wake of the groundbreaking application of BlackRock’s Ethereum (ETH) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), the cryptocurrency market is undergoing a paradigm shift with profound implications for ETH price forecasting dynamics and derivatives trading.

The implications of BlackRock’s ETH ETF application on Ethereum’s price forecasting

The recent announcement of BlackRock’s application for an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) on Ethereum (ETH) has caused a wave of excitement in the cryptocurrency market, according to an analysis by Bitget Research it will have a particular impact on ETH price action and derivatives trading.

This development has attracted significant attention from traders, with a significant change in market sentiment. In this article we will analyze the implications of BlackRock’s ETH ETF application on ETH price dynamics in the coming weeks and its potential effects on ETH derivatives trading volumes and patterns.

The immediate market response to the application of BlackRock’s ETH ETF was a surge in ETH prices. Traders showed strong bullish sentiment, which was reflected in an increased propensity to go long on ETH through contracts. 

This sentiment caused the funding rate for ETH contracts to rise to the remarkable level of 0.034%. 

Looking ahead to the coming weeks, Bitget Research predicts that arbitrage opportunities will arise that will entice market participants to consider buying spot ETH and simultaneously short ETH contracts to capitalize on funding rate differentials.

This anticipated arbitrage activity should lead to a secondary increase in the open interest of ETH contracts. At the same time, the funding rate on these contracts is expected to decline as market participants take advantage of these trading opportunities. 

According to Bigtet’s analysis, it is crucial to keep an eye on the total supply of stablecoins, as an increase in their total supply may indirectly contribute to a reduction in the funding rate to go long on ETH contracts, further affecting the dynamics of the ETH price.

Impact on ETH derivatives trading volumes and patterns

BlackRock’s ETH ETF application has significant implications for ETH derivatives trading volumes and patterns. Compared to previous applications for Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs, market expectations surrounding BlackRock’s move signal mainstream institutional recognition and potential capital allocation to ETH.

In the context of the bullish trends dominated by BTC in recent months, ETH has lagged somewhat behind. However, after the ETF announcement, the ETH/BTC exchange rate experienced a remarkable 10% rebound in a single day.

This change in market sentiment is likely to prompt some institutions to reallocate funds from BTC to ETH, driven by the prospect of potentially higher returns. 

Coinglass data reveal a significant increase of more than 16 percent in open interest in total market derivatives for ETH, rising from $6.1 billion to a peak of $7.3 billion. 

Looking forward, ETH derivatives trading volumes are expected to maintain higher levels, accompanied by increased price volatility.

In addition, the increase in derivatives trading volumes is expected to lead to a transformation in trading patterns. 

Market funds are likely to take advantage of amplified price volatility by employing short-term long and short strategies to increase returns. The potential for funding rate arbitrage will continue to attract traders seeking to exploit market inefficiencies.

As institutional recognition of ETH increases, the cryptocurrency community anticipates a more diverse market landscape, with ETH playing a more prominent role. Traders and investors should remain vigilant, adapting their strategies to changing market conditions. 

The interaction between the spot and derivatives markets, along with the influence of stablecoin dynamics, will determine the trajectory of ETH in the coming weeks.


To conclude, according to Bitget’s research, BlackRock’s call for an ETF on ETH introduced a new dynamic in the Ethereum market.

The surge in ETH prices and the resulting increase in derivatives trading volumes indicate a significant change in market sentiment. 

Traders should carefully monitor arbitrage opportunities arising from funding rate differentials and consider the potential impact of institutional reallocations on ETH price dynamics. 

As the market moves on these developments, trading in ETH derivatives is likely to maintain high levels, offering lucrative opportunities for strategic trading strategies.

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchiohttps://cryptonomist.ch
Esperta di digital marketing, Amelia inizia a lavorare nel settore fintech nel 2014 dopo aver scritto la sua tesi di laurea sulla tecnologia Bitcoin. Precedentemente è stata un'autrice di diversi magazine crypto all'estero e CMO di Eidoo. Oggi è co-founder e direttrice di Cryptonomist, oltre che Italian PR manager per l'exchange Bitget. E' stata nominata una delle 30 under 30 secondo Forbes. Oggi Amelia è anche insegnante di marketing presso Digital Coach e ha pubblicato un libro "NFT: la guida completa'" edito Mondadori. Inoltre è co-founder del progetto NFT chiamati The NFT Magazine, oltre ad aiutare artisti e aziende ad entrare nel settore. Come advisor, Amelia è anche coinvolta in progetti sul metaverso come The Nemesis e OVER.