A panel of “industry experts” has predicted that ethereum will bottom out at $675 before the year-end. They have “considerably lowered” their ether predictions since the start of 2022 and are now expecting the price of the cryptocurrency to end the year at $1,711 before rising to $5,739 by 2025, and $14,412 by 2030.
Price comparison portal Finder updated its ether (ETH) price predictions Monday. The company measures expert predictions of the future ethereum price using weekly and quarterly surveys. Its latest quarterly survey, conducted in July, “asks a panel of 54 industry experts for their thoughts on how ethereum will perform over the next decade,” Finder explained.
According to the latest predictions by Finder’s panel of experts, ether will be worth $1,711 by the end of this year. It will then rise to $5,739 by 2025, and $14,412 by 2030. However, the panel expects the price of ether to first bottom out at $675.
The latest ethereum price predictions by the expert panel are significantly lower than their previous estimations. “Our panel’s predictions for ETH going forward have considerably lowered since the start of 2022,” Finder described.
One of the experts on the panel, Digital Capital Management Managing Director Ben Ritchie, commented: “Since ethereum’s correlation to bitcoin is still high, we can speculate that if Merge happens before the year-end, its price may decouple. However, the outside economic factor is vital, bringing hurdles to the short-term price action.” He elaborated:
We also estimate that the ethereum price will reach as high as $15,000 in 2030 due to the upcoming upgrades to the ETH’s tokenomics, such as deflationary emissions and scalability.
Bitcoin.com News recently reported that there is a chance Ethereum’s highly anticipated transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS), otherwise known as The Merge, could be implemented in September.
Coinjar CEO Asher Tan, another expert on the panel, sees ethereum hitting $2,000 to close out 2022. “All eyes are on The Merge when it comes to ETH,” he stressed, noting that “there are more obvious catalysts for ethereum price appreciation than there are for bitcoin — presuming that the cefi [centralized finance] meltdown doesn’t claim too many more victims.”
Regarding whether it is time to buy, sell or hold ethereum, Finder said:
The panel is fairly evenly split between now being the time to buy (43%) or hold (41%) your ethereum, with only 16% saying it’s time to sell.
The panel includes university directors, crypto exchange executives, crypto research analysts, and executives of various firms with crypto-related products.
At the time of writing, ETH is trading at $1,576.88, up almost 44% in the past seven days and 58% in the last 30 days.
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