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Ether funding rates on Binance (Source: Arcane Research)
Merge-Focused Hedging Makes Ether Shorts Most Expensive in 16 Months
Some traders appear to hedge their ETH bullish exposure in case the Merge has any technical issues, driving the cost of holding bearish bets higher.
Ether funding rates on Binance (Source: Arcane Research)

CDCROP: Raj Gokal said on CoinDesk TV's "First Mover." (CoinDesk TV)
Solana Co-Founder Sees Upside From Ethereum’s Merge, Saga Web 3 Mobile
Raj Gokal, Solana Labs’ chief operating officer, joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss what the Merge could mean for Ethereum and how his company’s mobile phone will stack up against the iPhone 14.
CDCROP: Raj Gokal said on CoinDesk TV's "First Mover." (CoinDesk TV)

CDCROP: The Shard in London, England (DAPSGDP/Pixabay)
Actualización de Ethereum puede generar mayor adopción institucional de ether, según Bank of America
El banco afirmó que los inversores a los que se les prohíbe comprar tokens que funcionan con proof-of-work podrían comprar ether luego de que la blockchain cambie a un mecanismo proof-of-stake.
CDCROP: The Shard in London, England (DAPSGDP/Pixabay)

CDCROP: The Shard in London, England (DAPSGDP/Pixabay)
Ethereum Blockchain’s Upgrade May Lead to Greater Institutional Adoption of Ether: Bank of America
Investors who are barred from buying tokens that run on proof-of-work systems may be able to buy ether after the blockchain switches to proof-of-stake, the bank said.
CDCROP: The Shard in London, England (DAPSGDP/Pixabay)

CDCROP: Cyberspace, data wire (jarmoluk/Pixabay)
Ethereum Merge May Not Be Immediately Deflationary, Crypto Trading Firm QCP Says
While the Merge is likely to cause a reduction in ether's supply, making it a deflationary asset, low network usage may delay the expected bullish effect.
CDCROP: Cyberspace, data wire (jarmoluk/Pixabay)

CDCROP: Chart showing Lido's staked ether (stETH) token trading at a 5% discount to ether's price  (Dune Analytics)
Staked Ether Price Discount Widens to Most Since June Ahead of Ethereum Merge
The discount in Lido's staked ether is widening, perhaps due to holders switching to ETH ahead of the Merge.
CDCROP: Chart showing Lido's staked ether (stETH) token trading at a 5% discount to ether's price  (Dune Analytics)

Bernstein reveló cuál podría ser el catalizador del próximo mercado alcista en cripto. (Kameleon007/Getty Images)
Siete tendencias que podrían despertar nuevamente el crecimiento cripto
Bernstein, una compañía de inversiones, enumeró sus ideas comenzando con el merge de Ethereum.
Bernstein reveló cuál podría ser el catalizador del próximo mercado alcista en cripto. (Kameleon007/Getty Images)

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Citi: Ether Extends Rally Ahead of the Merge Despite Bitcoin Weakness
There are key differences between previous upgrades to the Ethereum blockchain and now because, for the first time, digital assets are facing tightening financial conditions, the bank said.
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Ether May Continue to Lose Momentum Until Merge Is Completed, BofA Says
Investors want more clarity around The Merge and its implications, the bank told clients in a research note.
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FSInsight: Ether May Well Surpass Bitcoin’s Market Cap in Next 12 Months
If the blockchain’s Merge occurs as planned, the ether issuance rate will drop and daily selling pressure will reduce, the research firm said.
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