The cryptocurrency ether (ETH), the native token of the Ethereum blockchain, is forecasted to experience significant price fluctuations in the coming years, according to the latest prediction report from Finder. The report, based on a survey of 31 crypto specialists, anticipates that the U.S. dollar value of ether will average around $1,840 by the end of this year, a figure $611 lower than the July prediction of $2,451.
Looking further ahead, the panelists predict that ETH’s price will reach $5,824 by the end of 2025 and soar to $14,411 by 2030. These projections, however, are slightly more conservative compared to the July predictions, which estimated ETH at $5,845 by 2025 and $16,414 by 2030. At the time of the report, ETH was trading at $2,006 per unit.
The panelists attribute their short-term cautious outlook to various macroeconomic factors. Ruslan Lienkha, chief of markets at Youhodler, points out that growth is currently limited by high rates in traditional finance (Tradfi). He suggests that if the U.S. authorities manage to achieve a soft landing, ETH’s price could increase dramatically, but not before the middle of the next year.
Ben Ritchie, managing director at Digital Capital Management Pty Ltd, and Pav Hundal, lead market analyst at Swyftx, also echo similar sentiments. They see economic challenges leading to a more cautious approach in the overall markets, with ETH’s price movements aligning with trends often observed before Bitcoin halvings.
Despite the predicted lower end-of-year price for ETH, nearly 90% of the panelists believe now is the time to either hold or buy ETH. About 83% think ETH is either underpriced or fairly priced. Regarding the possibility of ETH’s market capitalization surpassing that of Bitcoin (BTC), 43% of the panelists do not see this happening, while about 23% believe it could occur, but not until 2030.
This report highlights the complex interplay of macroeconomic factors, market sentiment, and technological developments in shaping the future of Ethereum and its native token, ETH. As the cryptocurrency market continues to mature, these insights provide valuable perspectives for investors and enthusiasts alike.