The new milestone comes a few hours after Binance, the largest exchange by volumes globally, temporarily suspended Ethereum trades due to demand that caused congestion on the exchange.
Following on the footsteps of Bitcoin success, GrayScale, the world’s largest digital asset custody service, has been accumulating huge swaths of ETH over 2021.
As of this writing, GrayScale has bought over $344 million in Ethereum in the last 2 weeks alone with the current ETH holdings value (3.16 Million ETH) now totalling $6.2 billion.
The largest buy so far came on February 12, 2021 when the digital asset manager purchased 52, 730 ETH for $1, 770 each.
When you combine the above accumulations with the booming DeFi space and the fast growing NFTs ecosystem, both of which predominantly run atop the Ethereum blockchain, it is not difficult to see why this milestone was going to be broken.
ETH hitting $2,000 validates the scalability of applications around DeFi and NFTs and its continued sticky growth as a leader in decentralized applications.