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Bitcoin’s Rival Ether Falters in Shadow of Elevated Treasury Yields

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  • US government bond yields top rewards earned by staking Ether
  • Ether dropped about 5% in the past month while Bitcoin climbed

A key pillar of demand for Ether, the second-largest digital token, is weakening against a backdrop of elevated Treasury yields.

Crypto investors can earn rewards by pledging Ether tokens to help operate the Ethereum blockchain, a return some cite as a potential prop for the coin. But the staking payout on pledged tokens has fallen to an annualized 3.5%, near the lowest in at least 10 months and well below a recent peak of more than 8%.

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