Ethereum traders shorted ETH price in record numbers during the Merge — 50% crash ahead?

Ethereum successfully completed its long-awaited transition to proof-of-stake via “the Merge” on Sep. 15, while traders have been increasingly shorting Ether (ETH) in anticipation of a sell-the-news event.   Ethereum funding rate plumme Ether’s futures funding rates across leading derivatives platforms dropped below zero—to their worst levels to date—before the Merge. The rate dropped to as…