3 Reasons Crypto Prices Are Going Parabolic And Which Tokens Could Explode Next?

Crypto price movements over the past 7 days

Crypto prices continue to showcase bullish strength, with Ethereum and ETH beta coins now joining Bitcoin’s pre-halving rally.

After dipping to a yearly low of $38,600 last month, the Bitcoin price has surged by 36% to hit a new yearly high of $52,660 on the 16th of February. BTC has since adopted a consolidatory price action, remaining range-bound between $51,000 and $52,400.

Bitcoin price chart over the past month

On the other hand, Ethereum is on the cusp of hitting the $3,000 price point, thanks to a 10% rally over the past week. The ETH/BTC chart is printing bullish candles and appears poised for a breakout.

An Ethereum bull rally is expected to usher in the next “altseason”, which could lead to many large cap and low cap coins surging towards new all-time highs.

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Why Are Crypto Prices Going Up

While Bitcoin, Ethereum and several other altcoins have already printed new yearly highs, the bulls remain confident that crypto prices will continue to skyrocket in the coming weeks.

Here are the three reasons why experts are projecting the crypto market to go parabolic soon:

Bitcoin Halving & Spot ETFs Creating Supply Shock

According to CoinGecko’s countdown, the upcoming Bitcoin halving is just 60 days away, currently on pace to occur on the 21st of April. Based on previous market cycles, the bulk of the Bitcoin bull run may start a few months after the halving.

However, investors appear to be front-running the event which has already led to the BTC price trading near $53,000. Indeed, this would be the first time in history when Bitcoin has broken out above the 0.618 Fibonacci level – which is currently at $48,500 – before the halving. A monthly close above this level will likely lead to a strong bullish continuation.

The recently approved spot Bitcoin ETFs are also contributing to the high demand, recording the largest weekly inflow worth $2.45 billion last week.

With the demand for Bitcoin on a steep rise and with the upcoming halving set to cut BTC’s supply in half, investors are gearing for a negative supply shock that could send the Bitcoin price much higher in the coming months.

The BTC supply on all exchanges has already hit its lowest level since 2017 while Coinbase holds the lowest confirmed supply since 2015.

Ethereum Spot ETF & Dencun Upgrade

After lagging behind Bitcoin for months, Ethereum has started its bull run and appears poised to break out above $3,000.

Interestingly, ETH is witnessing a negative supply shock of its own, which has led to the ETH/BTC pair being up 20% since the Bitcoin ETF launch lows.

The demand for Ethereum is also surging, with investors believing it will experience a similar price rally to Bitcoin before the approval of spot ETH ETFs. After all, BlackRock – one of the applicants for the spot ETH ETF – has a stellar 576 to 1 record in gaining the SEC’s approval.

The upcoming Dencun upgrade – set to occur on March 13th – will also boost the Ethereum price, considering it reduces the cost of layer-2 transactions and data availability. Once the ETH/BTC pair reclaims the 0.06 level, it could propel the second largest cryptocurrency towards a new all-time high.

Federal Reserve Adopts Dovish Monetary Policy

Smart-money traders are also anticipating the Federal Reserve to start cutting its benchmark interest rate starting March or May of this year. A dovish monetary policy is typically bullish for the equities market and risk assets such as cryptocurrencies.

The CME FedWatch tool is currently showing a 34% probability of the Fed reducing its Federal target rate.

Fed meeting target rate probabilities

Fed meeting target rate probabilities

Which Tokens Could Explode Next?

After Bitcoin and Ethereum, some traders are rushing to invest in XRP – the only lagging large cap – while it is still undervalued. The XRP price is currently trading at $0.56 – however, it could soon surge to $0.85 if the bulls manage to breach the crucial 100-day Simple Moving Average, which is currently at $0.585.

Amongst the midcaps, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s Worldcoin is showcasing strong growth, surging 158% over the past week. Analysts believe that $WLD is set to start its second leg up.

Newly launched coins that are based on memes continue to steal the spotlight. Following in the footsteps of Bonk, Wen, Dogwifhat and Myro, a new Solana meme coin – Smog (SMOG) – is showing a strong bull rally.

Smog crypto price trending

Top ten hot pairs on Solana chain

Owing to its ambitious airdrop campaign which aims to reward 10,000+ community members, the $SMOG price is currently up close to 5000% since its launch on 7th Feb and one of the top trending cryptos on Solana. View the latest price chart on DEXTools.

However, with Ethereum now taking over the crypto bull rally, ETH-based meme coins could be the next crypto to explode.

Aside from large caps such as Pepe, low cap meme tokens such as Meme Kombat and Sponge V2 are attracting significant investor attraction.

$MK has already raised close to $10 million in one of the most incredible crypto ICOs, owing to its Play-to-Earn game and staking program, which is currently offering over 100% APY.

Sponge V2

Sponge V2 launch on Polygon chain

Sponge V2 recently went live on Polygon on 6th Feb and rallied over 140%. View the latest price chart on DEXTools.

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Nidhish Shanker
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Nidhish is an AI and blockchain technology enthusiast who is passionate about simplifying the world of crypto through his writing. He is also an avid book reader and loves to talk all things sports, politics and science. Nidhish holds a BSc in Computer Science from Purdue University and previously worked as a full stack developer for RoadCast and an SEO manager for Coingape.