Top Reasons Ethereum is Prime for a Run

Over the past four months the cryptocurrency markets have been in a bear market, but let’s take a moment to put this in perspective. One year ago today, the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies was $25 billion USD, right now it is currently $245 billion USD - this is almost a 10x increase still. The run up in December was bound to come with a correction and no one is sure how long it will last, but here are some reasons that make Ethereum an enticing coin to hold right now.

Often times, people have referred to the market cap of Ethereum exceeding that of Bitcoin as ‘the flippening’, but this has not happened to date. When looking at the total market cap as a percentage of the entire market, we see some interesting divergences between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Graph from  coinmarketcap

Graph from coinmarketcap

ETH experienced a massive rise to a price of $390 USD in June of 2017, where it reached its closest to surpassing BTC as the largest market cap as a percentage of the entire market. Since that time, BTC continued to assert dominance in the market as it rose to a massive price peak of over $19,000 in December of 2017. Through April of 2018, ETH and BTC have both taken price hits, but the dominance in the market cap percentage has been rising for BTC, while it has been steadily decreasing for ETH. This is interesting considering the growing number of Ethereum dapps...


Ethereum dapps, which are many of the projects that you have seen ICO using ERC20 tokens, actually make up an astounding 85% of all crypto assets that have been issued under existing blockchains. All of these run on ETH as their ‘gas’ and rely on it to successfully operate, making Ethereum’s value crucial in the scope of smart contract projects. Because of Ethereum’s unique ability to cultivate and support deployment of crypto projects, it is in a great position to continue to thrive in this space. While there are cryptocurrencies that are building very similar functionality and even claim to have advantages over ETH, such as EOS and Cardano (ADA) - they have no working products at the moment. It will be important to keep an eye on projects like these, but ETH talks the talk and walks the walk.


While BTC is certainly the king of crypto today, ETH is the king of dapps. You can view all Ethereum projects, including 515 that are live and actively earning profits at State of the dapps. This increasing dapp support, along with the recent slide in market cap dominance, could be an indicator of an Ethereum run to come when the bear market subsides. ETH trades at $363 USD today on just about all crypto platforms such as Bittrex, Coinbase, Gemini and Binance.

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Hot Coins 🔥 Tierion, 0x & Ethereum

Week of December 31st, 2017

TNT (Tierion) - Tierion is building a universal platform for data verification. Tierion works by creating a proof that links data to a transaction on a blockchain, which is called anchoring. Anyone with this proof can verify the data’s integrity and timestamp without relying on a 3rd party. This project has wide spread use cases such as Audit trails for business processes, document timestamping and IoT data collection and provenance. They already have a working product with pricing available on website, and have partnered with Microsoft and Phillips… With ~500mn circulating coins and a market cap rank of 169, it’s only a matter of time before the project is recognized, and is a good candidate to shoot into the top 100 marketcap rankings in the near term. Tierion trades at ~$0.18 USD on Binance at the moment.

ZRX (0x) - 0x is an open protocol for decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain. It is intended to serve as a basic building block that may be combined with other protocols to drive increasingly sophisticated dApps. The token serves two main utilities: 1) to solve the coordination problem and drives network effects around liquidity, creating a feedback loop where early adopters of the protocol benefit from wider adoption, and 2) to be used for decentralized governance over 0x protocol's update mechanism. Decentralized exchanges will be hot moving forward in the space, and ZRX is a should be a solid pick up, it trades at ~$0.70 USD on Binance right now.

ETH (Ethereum) - Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements. The value token of the Ethereum blockchain is called ether. It is listed under ETH and is used to pay for transaction fees and computational services on the Ethereum network. Ethereum is a top tier hold, the staple token issuing network, and thousands of dapps are already utilizing the network. As more people become educated in the cryptocurrency markets into 2018, the value of ETH will continue to rise, it trades at ~$715 USD on Bittrex as of today.

 

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