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Ether is, relatively, not as risky as before versus bitcoin

Ether has been more volatile recently, yet in recent months it wasn’t all that more risky an asset compared to bitcoin, according to historical volatility spread.
Realized or historical volatility is the standard deviation from the average price of the underlying asset, expressed in percentage terms. The higher the historical volatility, the riskier the asset.
The ETH-BTC six-month realized volatility spread jumped to 13 percent last week to hit the highest level since July 13.

Historical six-month volatility spread between ETH and BTC
Source: Skew
The gauge has increased sharply from lows near 2.3 percent seen in early December, suggesting an increase in the risk inherent in ether relative to bitcoin.
That said, the average historical volatility spread over the last three years has been 29 percent, significantly higher than what was recently observed. Ether has relatively reduced its risk to a level closer to that of bitcoin’s.