In line with knowledge from glassnode alerts, the variety of Ether (ETH) pockets addresses holding a minimal of 1 ETH hit an all-time excessive on Nov. 19:
Earlier ATH of 1,170,508 was noticed earlier at present
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) November 19, 2020
As of press time, Ether is trading at over $500, persevering with a powerful upward development that kicked off firstly of November.
It is value noting that particular person customers can create a number of pockets addresses, that means that the 1.17 million determine does not essentially map 1:1 to the variety of customers or entities.
In addition to reflecting the bullish sentiment available in the market extra broadly, the excessive variety of Ether holders may mirror two additional elements. First, the recognition of decentralized finance, or DeFi, and related tokens that use the Ethereum community. Whereas the worth of many of those particular person tokens has taken a beating relative to their earlier bull runs, the overall greenback worth locked in DeFi stays at a powerful $14.05 billion as of publishing time.
Along with this, the present launch date for ETH 2.zero Part O is at the moment set for Dec. 1, and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has been encouraging the community that they’ll anticipate main enhancements on the scaling and community improvement entrance.
As Cointelegraph’s market analysts reported earlier at present, Ether’s present worth represents a two-and-a-half-year excessive, deliver the coin to an total outperformance of Bitcoin in 2020.