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Ethereum derivatives data suggests $1,700 might not remain a resistance level for long

The price of Ether (ETH) rallied 18% between Feb. 13 and Feb. 16 but has since been range trading near the $1,700 level. Despite the recent price improvement, Ether derivatives metrics remain neutral-to-bullish as investors ponder the tighter regulatory environment and the potential impact of Ethereum’s Shanghai upgrade.

Investors’ biggest concern right now is regulation, especially after the United Kingdom’s Financial Stability Board recently stated that most stablecoins fail to meet international standards. The FSB was created by the G20 and is affiliated with the Bank of International Settlements. FSB chair Klaas Knot stated that the appropriate regulation of crypto-assets should be “based on the principle of same activity, same risk, same regulation.”

Ether 2-month futures annualized premium. Source: LaevitasEther 30-day options 25% delta skew: Source:

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