Ethicalum has quickly become one of the cryptosphere, with an array of factors pushing the price of this platform-focused cryptocurrency to make that shake into their boots. But there are still industry leaders and analysts who claim that Ether is ready to see a strong rally as 2019 nears.
Bitcoin Bull Turns To Ethereum, $ 1,900 For Ether Likely
When you think of the words "Bitcoin bull," many crypto investors immediately think of Tom Lee, who has been bullish on the foremost crypto asset for more than a year. This sentiment is clearly conveyed by his countless appearances on CNBC's Fast Money, where the crypto advocates continually touts signals and statistics that indicate that Bitcoin is poised to be valued at $ 20,000 a piece for the second time.
Although Lee has garnered his share of backlash for his BTC forecast, his bullish sentiment has migrated over to Bitcoin's close relative, Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization.
Lee, who is currently Fundstrat Global Advisors' head of research, explained that while Ethereum has underperformed its competitors by two standard deviations, the price of Ether could be set to skyrocket or undergo to "major trend reversal , "As the analyst fittingly put it. He elaborated, adding:
"We believe Ethereum is about to stage a trend reversal and rally strongly."
He said that he is the one who assumes that he is the one who undertook the top crypto assets – a sign of capitulation – that is a reversal is the logical next step.
Just one year ago, many proponents of Ethics and the projects backing it believed that the so-called "flippening" was inbound, which would have seen the market cap of Ethereum overtake Bitcoin's for the first time. As well as 2018 kicked off with a bang, as it was soon to be sold as an all-time high of just shy of $ 1,400, it became clear that the market had different plans for the well-recognized flippening contender.
Although many would like to begin with the Ethereum ecosystem, these new projects have been set to work for the Ethereum ecosystem. But of course, there are evidently trade-offs, as the EOS and NEO networks sacrifice decentralization in exchange for a boost in speed and transaction throughput limits, hence why Ethereum is still the go-to chain for decentralization-focused projects to build on.
Not only has Ether found competitors, but initial coin offering (ICO) teams have also sought to cash-in their checks by liquidating their cryptocurrency holdings in a bid to secure a fiat war chest. As reported by NewsBTC just recently, firms behind ICOs sold off over $ 30 million worth of ETH in the first week of September, which is a figure that attests to the fact that ICO sell-offs are directly impacted from a price standpoint.
These worries aside, which he referred to as "challenging technical picture," he closed his note pointing out that "Ether could still" eclipse the $ 1,900 price level by the end of the year, a staggering near ten-fold increase.
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