The entire crypto market went bearish. Mike Novogratz even thought that the crypto market has bottomed already. From its all-time high in January of this year, it has lost a significant value. Though Bitcoin may have appeared stable, the rest of the other altcoins lost a significant value, especially in the last few days. Ethereum has also been recorded to have lost 45% of its value in just 30 days. However, for those who are holding on to their ether, there’s good news since the digital currency was able to stabilize above $200 again.
ETH composed 17.5% of the trades in the crypto market according to Coinmarket cap which contributed to the 24-hour price recovery. It started at around $190 picking up the momentum and is currently at $223.77.
Bitcoin maximalist WhalePanda believes that Ethereum has a long way to go to recover its peak price. According to WhalePanda, “As monetary Bitcoin maximalist (trade shitcoins to make more BTC) it’s interesting to see both sides. Ofc $ETH isn’t going to 0 yet. There’s too much money behind it. It’ll pump again. Will it ever reach its ATH again vs BTC? Doubtful. Will it reach ATH vs USD? Depends on BTC”.
What Caused the Decline?
Pessimism on the part of Vitalik Buterin may have contributed to the decline of Ethereum in recent months. It may have spooked its investors. He mentioned that “If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore”.
He even clarified his statement. He said that “To be clear, I never said that there is ‘no room for growth’ in the crypto ecosystem. I said there is no room for 1000x price increases”.
His statement is the complete opposite of what Justin Sun of Tron is implying. Justin Sun tweeted that “I do believe the entire world wealth will turn into cryptocurrencies like blackhole and grow much bigger in the future. Cryptocurrency will hit 10 trillion USD market cap before Apple and Amazon do. We will see. Time will tell”.
Bitcoin’s Dominance in the Crypto Market
Bitcoin’s dominance is now at 56%. Many are showing interest in Bitcoin but not on other altcoins. For instance, you have the possible Bitcoin ETF that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is going to set to approve or reject this month.
In addition to this, you can also blame the regulations imposed on ICOs that run on the Ethereum network. Many have either cashed out or may have exchanged their tokens to a more stable cryptocurrency which is Bitcoin.
So what’s the long-term forecast for Ethereum? Could it be possible that it can go back to its all-time high? Will it recover together with the other altcoins soon? Did the crypto market already reach a ceiling? Or has it already bottomed out?
No one knows exactly how the crypto market is about to react. But so far, things aren’t looking good for a lot of altcoins. And it is possible that the top ones might be the only ones to survive after this.