In a flash, Ethereum is back to trading under $3,000 after just weeks ago reaching a high well over $4,000. The wider crypto market correction got the best of ETH and the rest of altcoins especially, and even managed to take down Bitcoin.
However, if past market cycles are any indication of future results, the crash could be the first touch of an ascending trendline that sends the top-ranked altcoin to around $10,000 per ETH.
During the 2017 bull market, both Bitcoin and Ethereum soared as money flowed into the market. Much of that capital trickled its way down to ICOs, which only further fueled the FOMO for ETH. Eventually, they also led to the collapse of the second-ranked cryptocurrency and the start of the Ethereum bear market.
Today things are very different. The most important altcoin in the space carries the rest of the market on its back. Sure that leads to high fees and slower transactions, but that’s because DeFi is such a big deal and so are NFTs.
These two transcendent technologies are also thanks to Ethereum, and while other chains could take the lead, first-mover advantage is hard to beat. Even though the altcoin collapsed in price recently, the pullback was technical and fundamentals remain plenty bullish.
Author: Tony Spilotro