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CryptoQuant cautions of potential Ethereum price correction and increased volatility in the event of ETF approval uncertainty

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Potential Impact of Pending Spot Ethereum ETFs on ETH Price Volatility

Title: Ethereum Prices Could Fluctuate as SEC Decision on Spot ETFs Looms

On-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant has issued a warning that Ethereum (ETH) prices could experience significant fluctuations in the near future, depending on the outcome of pending spot ETF applications. The firm cautioned that if the SEC denies or delays the approval process for ETH ETFs, it could lead to a “significant price correction” for the digital asset.

Recent data from CryptoQuant indicates that high exchange flows have contributed to increased volatility in ETH prices. Exchange flows reached 62,000 ETH, the highest level since March, amid rumors of pending spot ETH ETF approvals.

Despite the potential for price reductions, ETH prices have been on the rise in recent days. Ethereum was trading at $3,735 as of press time on May 22, marking a 21% increase over a 24-hour period, according to CryptoSlate data.

The surge in ETH prices has been fueled by speculation that the SEC will approve spot ETFs linked to the digital asset. Traders have been aggressively opening long positions in the futures market, driving ETH open interest to its highest level since January 2023. This activity has resulted in a short squeeze and cascading short liquidations.

Additionally, permanent ETH holders have been accumulating the digital asset, with more than 100,000 ETH purchased in a single day, the highest daily amount since September 2023. Buy orders dominate the ETH perpetual futures market, further adding to the upward price pressure.

The SEC is set to make a decision on VanEck’s spot ETH ETF proposal on May 23, with similar applications also under consideration. The approval process is ongoing, with Cboe, Nasdaq, and NYSE Arca filing rule changes and updates for various ETH ETF issuers.

As the market awaits the SEC’s decision, Ethereum remains the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, with a price decrease of 1.59% over the past 24 hours. The total crypto market is valued at $2.57 trillion, with Bitcoin dominance at 52.95%.

With the potential for significant price fluctuations on the horizon, traders and investors are closely monitoring developments surrounding ETH ETF approvals and preparing for potential market volatility in the coming days.

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