Lido Dao price up 13% as staking flows rise ahead of Shanghai

Lido Dao price up 13% as staking flows rise ahead of Shanghai

By Benson Toti - min read
  • Lido Dao (LDO) price was up more than 13% in the past 24 hours on Sunday at 3:30 pm ET.
  • LDO is gaining momentum after recovering from lows of $2.72 amid improved sentiment around the upcoming Ethereum upgrade Shanghai.
  • LDO could see a strong move upward amid gains for liquid staking solutions.

Lido Dao price has increased by 13% in the past 24 hours to recover losses recently suffered following negative market reaction to hotter-than-expected US Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index.

But after cryptocurrencies more than held at major support levels following the dump on news of the Fed’s preferred inflation tool, Lidao Dao native token LDO is taking the lead among liquid staking tokens.

LDO price jumps to 6-month high amid LSD positivity

On Sunday afternoon, the Lido Dao token rose to $3.16 from 24-hour lows of $2.72, its highest price since August 2022.

The token enjoyed the gains as Bitcoin recovered above $23k amid fresh strengthening at this the key support level. But Lido’s double digit gains were the biggest amongst the top 30 cryptocurrencies by market cap.

Even as the rates environment remains a sticking point for bulls across equities and crypto, LDO and other Liquid Staking Derivatives (LSDs) are likely to ride a major upcoming crypto event. This is because the highly anticipated Ethereum Shanghai upgrade is only days away now.

Also likely to help LDO is the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s recent crackdown on centralised staking services. While regulatory uncertainty remains a big issue for all of crypto, moves against CeFi players could also nonetheless prove beneficial to decentralised staking solutions. Lido Finance knows this.

Indeed, Lido just saw its largest daily inflow of staked Ether (ETH), according to on-chain details shared by Web3-focused research group Cryptomium.

Pseudonymous crypto trader and analyst Pentoshi says that LDO is likely to have a strong move as LSDs pick up momentum going into the upgrade.

With prices above $3 now, sustained upside momentum could see bulls target $4.00 and then $5.00 in March as Ethereum holders begin to access withdrawals of the staked ETH.