- Ethereum Classic’s metrics have seen a significant increment this month due to Ethereum’s merge being scheduled for mid-September.
- Ethereum Classic hashrate has increased by 23.90% since the beginning of July.
- Its daily transactions have also increased by 62.90%.
- Ethereum Classic’s price has also increased by over 200% in July.
Ethereum Classic continues to be the sole beneficiary of Ethereum’s ongoing transition from a proof-of-work network to proof-of-stake. The speculation that ETC could absorb some of Ethereum’s proof-of-work ecosystem has resulted in numerous of ETC’s metrics rising significantly in July and after the Ethereum developer team confirmed that the Merge would occur in mid-September.
Ethereum Classic Hashrate Increased by 23.90% in July.
According to a report by PANews, Ethereum Classic’s hashrate hit 26.773 TH/s on July 28th, signifying an 8.10% increment in 24 hours and a 23.90% increment from the beginning of July. However, Ethereum Classic’s current hashrate is still below the average level witnessed in April of this year.
Ethereum Classic Daily Transactions increased by 62% in July.
Additionally, the report pointed out that Ethereum Classic’s daily transactions increased from 59,900 at the beginning of July to 97,400 on July 28th. This marked a 62.60% increment in the stated daily transactions.
At the same time, the number of ETC active addresses reached its highest value of 66,200 on July 28th, marking a 70.62% increment from the beginning of the month.
Ethereum Classic’s Value has Increased by 64.7% in 7 days.
The report went on to highlight that the value of ETC has also benefited from the ongoing speculation that Ethereum Classic could absorb some of Ethereum’s ecosystem post-merge. In the last week alone, ETC has increased by 64.7% to hit its current levels around $42.
Further checking the daily ETC/USDT chart below reveals that the digital asset has gained by roughly 219% since the beginning of the month when it was valued at $14.20.
Also, from the chart, it can be observed that its daily MACD, MFI, RSI, and trade volume all hint at an ongoing pullback that could see Ethereum Classic drop to the $37 price area as support. If this area fails, ETC has $35 and $33 to provide a potential soft landing.
If Bitcoin holds the $24k price area as support, Ethereum Classic could continue climbing towards $50 in the next few days or weeks.
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Ray Schuetz received a Masters Degree in computer science from The University of Texas (Austin). Ray has been working as a full-time blockchain consultant for the past 3 years. In his spare time, Ray enjoys writing for EthereumCryptocurrency.com and other crypto news publications.