Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, behind Bitcoin. Though unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum is not just the cryptocurrency, it provides more than reliable payment method or store of value. Some Ethereum enthusiasts represent it as the future of internet.
Ethereum is not just the coin; it is the complete platform that enables to develop new crypto coins and decentralized applications (Dapps) on top of it. Also, it is highly liquid and the most traded cryptocurrency.
Ever since the Ethereum reached its all-time high value of $1400 in the same timeframe when Bitcoin touches its peak value of $20,000, it is being called the store of value. Ethereum (ETH) has since struggled to reach its all-time high value again; it is unclear that when the coin will reach to those skyrocketed heights again.
For now, Ethereum is the cryptocurrency like others and is based on whims of market and its performance. Here we will see some price predictions of Ethereum (ETH) for fall 2018 and beyond, done by top crypto experts. And, either Ethereum has potential to fulfill its users’ dreams and expectations of becoming next big thing in future.
Ethereum (ETH) Price Today – BTC / USD
Experts’ Ethereum Price Predictions 2018 and Beyond
Brain Schuster, founder of Ark Capital LLC, thinks that Ethereum has potential to reach $100,000 price in future; as soon as it replaces the gold as store of value. He suggests that the Ethereum platform’ capability may lead it to become the mother of all digital currencies.
“What if you believe that Ethereum is less like one individual business and more like a store of value, like gold? This gives us a potential market capitalization of roughly $10 trillion, leading us to believe that the price of Ethereum might rise as high as $100,000 per coin. We might even go one step further and say that Ethereum is not like one asset, but an asset to replace all currency that exists.” – Brian Schuster
Jeff Reed, a market observer and also cryptocurrency author, puts Ethereum ahead of Bitcoin in long-term running. He thinks that Ethereum will be more valuable than Bitcoin in future.
“Like Bitcoin, there is little stopping Ethereum from being an alternative currency to fiat and commodity currencies. You can conceivably trade anything using Ethereum, but this is not Ethereum’s strength in comparison to other cryptocurrencies – they can all do this. It’s rather the computing language that allows the smart contracts to exist that makes Ethereum more valuable than BTC (in my opinion).” – Jeff Reed
Olaf Carlson-Wee, the CEO of Polychain Capital in his latest interview with Bloomberg, predicts that Ethereum’s market cap will cross the market cap of Bitcoin by the end of 2018. He further stated:
“In Ethereum, this programming language is much more expressive and its higher level…so what we’ve seen in Ethereum is a much richer, organic developer ecosystem develop very, very quickly, which has what driven Ethereum’s price growth, which has been much more aggressive than Bitcoin…so maybe by the end of 2018.” – Olaf Carlson-Wee
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Future Hold For Ethereum
Ethereum is highly liquid and most traded coin in crypto world; holding the second position in terms of market capitalization since its inception. Even then it’s difficult to predict the price of Ethereum; it is most likely that Ethereum has potential to grow rapidly. As it is now widely used platform in crypto space. And, because of its great features like smart contracts and dapps, it can emerge as next big digital technology in future.