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Top 3 Ethereum Project Price Predictions for 2018

(Updated December 14, 2017) During the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies have garnered the attention of every investor, especially after the meteoric rise of currencies like Bitcoin and the Ether. For example, in December 2015, a single Bitcoin was worth somewhere around $440, while the same Bitcoin was worth $2600 when I first wrote this article in July 2017 and was worth $9,500 when I updated this article in 29th of November 2017 and now is worth $15,500. Today Bitcoin was at $16,500, just imagine that. This increase over a year and a half can be compared with the one made by the Ether, Bitcoin’s primary rival in the cryptocurrency sector. This article intends to look at 3 Ethereum price predictions for 2018. Speaking of that, 20 days ago Ethereum price was $300 and now is a bit over $600 (not bad right?). While I was updating this article the price jumped to $700. But lets not forget that 8 days ago it was $400.

What are the Ethereum price predictions for 2018?

Keep in mind that attempting to offer a short term prediction for the price of Ether is a difficult endeavor. For starters, the price of a single Ether is so volatile that it can lose 25% of its value in one day, only to regain it in the next. The most recent example is, 25 days ago was a bit under $300 and now is $600.

This volatility, as well as the novelty of this currency – Ethereum was started 2014 – drain technical analysis from any potency it might have in making Ethereum price predictions for 2018. Rendering any forecast suspicious at best. Therefore, all the following predictions take a long-term look at things.

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1. The Price of an Ether Might Break the $1000 Benchmark

When I first wrote this Ethereum prediction for 2018 my friends reading this article considered myself crazy, now Ethereum price should reach $1,000 in the next two months.

According to the website Investing Haven, the price of an Ether should reach $1000, if not by 2018 then at least by 2020. That is a decent Ethereum price prediction for 2018 in my opinion, considering their currency’s fluctuation. The site’s research team bases their forecast on three fundamental factors:

a. The current and future supply of Ethers

There are currently 92 million coins of Ether in circulation. Although this number is likely to increase over the next couple of years, it will probably flatline after that. Which means that the developers in charge of Ethereum will make sure that the number of circulating coins stays constant.

b. Ether applications

The edge Ether has over Bitcoin is the ability to use smart contracts. These are contracts that are automatically executed without any human intervention the instant their terms are met.

However, Ethereum also permits developers to build decentralized apps, also known as dapps, on top of its blockchain technology. Interestingly, the more apps are built, the more valuable the Ether becomes.

The research team at Investing Haven expects that 5 to 7 years from now, we will see a 20 to 30-fold increase in the number of decentralized blockchain apps from the numbers we have today.

c. Ether demand

Demand for Ether will be driven by one of two things. Either for its functionality as a currency that is built on a blockchain with several applications. Or as a possible investment vehicle that keeps appreciating in value.

When it comes to the functionality of Ether, the technology behind smart contracts is what interests people most. However, as we just saw, the building of new applications on top of the Ethereum blockchain will also drive up demand.

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2. Ethers May Very Well Overtake Bitcoin

I wrote this headline in June 2017, not sure if I should keep it when I will update the article next time. The price of an Ether should outperform that of a Bitcoin for the coming duration. What this means is that a dollar invested in Ether will return a higher ROI than investing the same dollar in Bitcoin. This indeed can be hard to believe in December 2017 when looking at Bitcoin price, but we all know that less than 4 weeks ago it was under $6,000. Most likely Bitcoin its being used by short term investors these days.

In fact, the CEO of hedge fund Polychain Capital, Olaf Carlson-Wee, is of the opinion that the entire market capitalization of Ethereum will exceed that of Bitcoin by the end of this year. At least, that’s his Ethereum price predictions for 2018.

You can read here my BITCOIN PRICE Predictions for 2018.

There is plenty of evidence to support Olaf’s view. On the one hand, the previously mentioned 20-fold explosion of Ether in 4 months versus the 8.5 times growth of Bitcoin in a year and a half.

Besides that, the fact that Bitcoin has lost almost half of its market share to Ethereum during the past four months. To put matters into perspective, four months ago, 90% of all money invested in cryptocurrency was invested into Bitcoin.

Curiously, this number has dropped to somewhere around 45%. Conversely, Ethereum’s share of the total money invested has increased four times in size, making it approach the 30% area.

Another indicator showing that Ether can overtake Bitcoin can be found by looking at who’s backing each type of currency, as well as why they are backing said currency. Bitcoin’s focus on payment technology makes it popular with governments, such as Japan’s and China’s governments.

On the other hand, Ethereum’s smart contract technology makes corporations very interested in its real world applications. For example, a new coalition by the name of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has sprung up with the explicit objective of facilitating and fostering the growth of the Ether.

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance consists of more than 86 firms, including JP Morgan and Microsoft. The endorsement of Ether by such heavy hitters only goes to show the amount of potential in this technology.

3. The Future of Ethereum Isn’t All Rainbows and Butterflies

Despite the extremely bullish sentiment most of the market has towards Ether, the cryptocurrency still has some major hurdles to overcome before we can say that it is here to stay.

First of all, Ether might have several differences to Bitcoin, yet it still runs on blockchain technology. This means that the same problems, that all current blockchain technologies face, plague it too, mainly scalability.

When we are talking about scalability, our primary concern is whether the increased number of users will adversely affect the transaction time or not. Simply put, when more people use the technology, there are more transactions up for registering and putting down in the ledger.

This increase in the number of transactions means that any one transaction will wait in a long queue before going into a block. Without going into details, this problem has created what is called the fork problem. And there is no agreement on how to solve it.

Another issue with Ether is the possibility of cloning the technology. After all, any company can start its own blockchain based cryptocurrency tomorrow. The only thing conferring value on any currency is the consensus of the community using said currency.

As a result, it becomes a bit difficult to place one’s full faith in a single digital currency, without worrying about another currency sprouting up and usurping the one we were holding on to.

Naturally, these problems, if left unsolved, jeopardize the future of Ether, hence making any Ethereum price predictions for 2018 problematic. So the question is this: will these issues find solving? Or is a new currency going to come to light that doesn’t have these problems in the first place?

Conclusion

The scene of digital currencies is a very nascent one, and it still has a long way to go. The general outlook is quite bullish, especially when it comes to the two main contenders: Bitcoin and Ether. Furthermore, the outlook on Ether is even more positive than that of Bitcoin.

The optimists believe that Ether should experience a positive increase within the coming couple of years, letting it pass Bitcoin on the way. Nevertheless, the space is fraught with problems that don’t have an easy fix. And some skeptics worry about what these problems could mean for the entire space.

Naturally, making Ethereum price predictions for 2018 is not an easy feat. And any forecast is liable to overlook a thing or two. Please share your opinions with us in the comments below, and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

What is your opinion about the Ethereum predictions for 2018? What price do you estimate for Ethereum next year? Thanks for reading!

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33 responses to “Top 3 Ethereum Project Price Predictions for 2018”

  1. allen nocon says:

    How can I buy Etherum now?

    • Alexander says:

      Hello Allen,

      It is wise to invest in Etherum by using a renown broker like Etoro or Plus500.

    • BUZZ MURPHY says:

      HOW DO I BUY ETHEREUM?

      • Alexander says:

        Hi Buzz, you can use Etoro or Plus500. Enjoy!

      • Antoinette Kouris says:

        You can buy it using the Bitcoin wallet Coinbase, however it has limits set on how much you can buy at a time until you purchase over a certain amount for payment security purposes. I also have a Blockchain wallet, however I haven’t tried to buy any Bitcoin or Ether on that one.

        Also I tried to use Coinmama and Cex Io (other wallets) to purchase as well. On both those sites they stated that I wasnt able to purchase due to the state I live in and I’m not sure why.

  2. Hamlet says:

    Will Putin help or hinder Ethereum via his interest?

  3. Mike says:

    The Etherium technology is being adopted by JP Morgan. This should speak volumes for any intelligent investor.

  4. Filomena Nichols says:

    As a crypto being chosen a global legal tender, ethereum will surpass bitcoin in price for the months and years to come.

    The founder of ethereun is working the deficiency on applications of this crypto, which should be solved and fixed by the 30th this month, November 2017, that would contribute to the increase of value of the ethereum.

    Ethereum crypto has a bright future for investors, which already provided high returns on those who are trading with it at present. When many people knowd about this ethereum next year, in 2018, the more it’s value will soar, and now is the time to get in to be part of the cryptoworld we are now at the moment.

    • Alexander says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with our audience! Regarding your prediction it depends on multiple factors as I have written in the article. Indeed Ethereum can jump to over $1,000 in 2 months just based on Bitcoin increase but you cant predict that 100%. A lot of investors will not risk on buying Bitcoin at $11,000 as it was today (29th of November) and will go to Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum. What do you think about this shift?

      • Andy says:

        I think this is very true, especially if people actually start researching a little into crypto, they will see there is some other very promising technology coming through, eos, iota, omg etc.

  5. Craig says:

    Don’t use Kracken or Coinbase – they both ‘lost’ my funds

  6. Roadkill says:

    Well written. Those late to the blockchain space as you mentioned will not get much out of bitcoin at its current prices. While the price increases, new investors are getting in on the game by betting on the 2nd best knowing it will eventually be another boom like bitcoin in time.

    Rather than 1 bitcoin at 11k, why not buy 25 ethers. The expectation is that in 5years the 25 ethers will be worth 275000.

    • Alexander says:

      Ryan, thanks for your sharing your thoughts with us. Basically you are saying that now with Bitcoin at $15,000 there are many investors that will not bet on Bitcoin as its very expensive and they will go to Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin.

  7. Vin says:

    Why has ether not moved ? Still in the 400s . What’s wrong? Bitcoin is now 15k.

  8. Nanuj says:

    You just relax , time will come

  9. Uche Sampson says:

    Hi all,

    I am not a trader but I wish to buy some etherum units for long-term investment. I have some questions:

    How do I go about it?
    What is the best platform to just buy and leave in my wallet?
    How do I monitor the growth?
    Is it possible to buy some now and add to my purchase later on, say, in 2 months time?

    My location is England.
    Thanks

    • IPR Administrator says:

      Hi Uche, thanks for your comment! Even if is not an wallet, we recommend Etoro to start with. Is easy to handle, you can monitor the growth and you can also add to your purchase. You dont need an wallet at this point as you can transfer it later on. If you have more questions do not hesitate to ask.

  10. ray says:

    What about just buying the Ether stock on the open market at $28?

  11. Vaibhav says:

    Are banks interested in cryptocurrencies? Please let me know.

  12. Jody Adams says:

    Hey there Im from South Africa and i do have a Luno account.Is it safe to buy Bitcoins and ethereum from them.Im a student and I am new to this whole bitcoin thing.

  13. Tasman says:

    I have around 600 etherium and i bought them for about 50cents when i was 12 back in october last year and now i want their price to reach the same as bitcoin. I am only 13 but i have like $50,000 in etherium

  14. Chas says:

    I strongly believe that Ethereum has a future mostly dependent on how Vitalik and the devs go about addressing scalability. I do think that the ideas addressing this problem are valid but it all takes time to develop. My price target for Ethereum is 1/3 of wherever BTC happens to top. That may even be conservative depending on success of Dapps as well but I do plan to eventually liquidate my position by means of a private broker. There will be competition for Ethereum though, it is only a matter of time– probably within 2 years by my guess. At that point there will probably be an Ethereum craze much like we are seeing a BTC craze now though. Since Bitcoin was the first widely adopted cryptocurrency, everyone has flocked to it even though there are more efficient alternatives like LTC now. Ethereum seems to be on the pathway to be the first widely adopted cryptoplatform then. When the majority of the public begin to realize that blockchain can be used for much more than just a store of value, Ethereum will be right there in the spotlight… currently most people only grasp the basic concept of blockchain as “internet money.” I, for one, will not be selling my position until the mainstream media starts to tout the programming capabilities of Ethereum and your local grocery clerk starts praising it. Ultimately though, I see pretty much all current cryptos as an elaborate transfer of wealth and a distraction that central banks can leverage while they continue to manipulate precious metals and negate existing inflationary conditions.

    Those are my personal opinions on the matter.

    • Alexander says:

      Chas, thanks for your valuable comment. We are very happy to have you here! Same as you, I think there is a trend around Bitcoin because it was the first accepted and was a lot of advertising around it. What do you think about Ripple as an investment?

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