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 🔥 EOS, Loopring & Power Ledger

EOS (EOS.IO) - EOS is building a network that introduces a blockchain architecture designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications. This will include accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU cores and/or clusters. The resulting technology is a blockchain architecture that has the potential to scale to millions of transactions per second, eliminates user fees and allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications. The team is announcing a VC partnership this week and also provides incentive to hold with the announcement that they will airdrop tokens that debut on the network into the wallets of EOS holders, beginning with Everipedia. This is a long term hold, as the 365 day crowdsale is still underway and the main net network going live this summer. EOS trades at $12.80 on Binance currently.

LRC (Loopring) - Loopring is not only a protocol but also a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counterparty risk and reducing the cost of trading. At the moment, Loopring is a project for a decentralized ERC20 token exchange. The first public blockchain is Ethereum, but other blockchains with smart contract capability, such as NEO and Qtum, will also be supported in a similar way in the future. Pooling the liquidity of cryptocurrencies is a topic of increasing importance as decentralized projects seek to move away from central exchanges. LRC is a similar project to ZRX and has taken a big dip lately, it trades as $1.01 on Binance today

POWR (Power Ledger) - Power Ledger is a distributed ledger for a distributed energy system. The Power Ledger Platform permits peer-to-peer energy trading by tracking the generation and consumption of all trading participants. It settles energy trades on pre-determined terms and conditions in near real-time. POWR is an ERC-20 token that will provide access to the network. Power Ledger is set to run all applications on a new smart city project, Fremantle. Fremantle will be built in Australia, using highly resilient, low-carbon and low-cost systems installed and connected through blockchain technology. POWR offers a targeted use case with a massive potential as we move towards a greener future, and trades at $1.04 on Bittrex and Binance..

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