Ethereum Crosses $1,200 in Push for All-Time High

It’s been a big week for Ethereum, which just passed $1,200 for the first time in three years.

Key Takeaways

  • Ethereum (ETH)'s price surpassed $1,200 on Jan. 6.
  • That means Ethereum is just 17% below its previous all-time high.
  • The coin's last all-time high was in January 2018.

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Ethereum (ETH) is trading above $1,200. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap hit a high price of $1,207 on multiple exchanges today, its first time at the price level since January 2018.

Ethereum’s Latest Run

It’s been a bullish few days for Ethereum supporters. This most recent run started on the weekend, when ETH hit $800, following a wild Bitcoin run the previous day. The price of ETH soared 40% over the course of Sunday, surpassing $1,000 later that day. 

Source: TradingView

The last time Ether made a run at this price level was in January 2018, towards the end of crypto’s most fabled bull run. Bitcoin topped out at around $19,600 the previous month (December 2017) before ETH surged to a high of $1,448. 

Now Ethereum is nearing its all-time high once again. After today’s milestone, Ethereum is only 17.4% away from reaching its peak price. Its market cap is now approximately $137 billion. 

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this feature owned ETH, among a number of other cryptocurrencies. 

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