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Cryptocurrency predictions December 2019 report

Since bitcoin set sail in 2009, cryptocurrencies have made waves across the globe. The big question on everyone’s lips: What will these coins be worth in the future?

We’ve set out to ask a panel of fintech leaders for their 2019 cryptocurrency predictions, and we’ll release a new set of insights every month.

Read on for 2019 cryptocurrency predictions from finder.com’s panelists.

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This month

For our December 2019 report, nine panelists predict the movements of 11 coins. These include the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap — bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), EOS (EOS), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Litecoin (LTC), Cardano (ADA), Monero (XMR) and TRON (TRX) — as well as one of the three top trending coins, Binance Coin (BNB).

Many of our panelists talked about the difficulty in providing predictions this month, following big shifts in the market toward the end of November. Accordingly, we did not include in our analysis another two top trending coins, Chainlink (LINK) and IOTA (MIOTA), as panelists did not provide predictions for them. Opinions are solely those of our panelists.

What about other up-and-coming coins this year? Check out our panelists’ comments on new coins at the end of this report.

Which coins are expected to see the highest growth in 2019?

Of the 11 coins, our panelists forecast that on average, Stellar Lumens and Cardano will both experience the greatest price growth this month at 100%, followed by bitcoin (81%).

Three coins are expected to see a drop in prices, with Binance Coin expected to fall by 32%, Litecoin by 13% and TRON by 12%.

Our panelists expect that on average, most coins will see an increase in value by the end of next year, with the exception of TRON and XMR, which are predicted to decrease in value by 74% and 53%, respectively.

The panel is most optimistic for EOS’s success, predicting an average 381% increase in value by the end of next year. EOS is followed by Ether (329%) and Cardano (300%).

Cryptocurrency Current price per unit (as of Nov. 27, 2018) (USD) Price prediction on Jan. 1, 2019 (USD) Price prediction on Dec. 31, 2019 (USD) Median prediction for Jan. 1, 2019 % change to Jan. 1, 2019 % change to Dec. 31, 2019
Bitcoin $3,740.11 $6,778 $10,944 $5,450 81% 193%
Bitcoin Cash $181.43 $207 $567 $200 14% 213%
Binance Coin $4.85 $3.31 $11 $5 -32% 127%
Cardano $0.03 $0.06 $0.12 $0.04 100% 300%
Ethereum $105.57 $141 $453 $120 34% 329%
EOS $3.12 $3.75 $15.02 $3 20% 381%
Litecoin $29.24 $25.30 $70.50 $30 -13% 141%
Monero $53.31 $55 $25 $55 3% -53%
XRP $0.35 $0.36 $0.68 $0.41 3% 94%
Stellar Lumens $0.14 $0.28 $0.42 $0.18 100% 200%
TRON $0.0114 $0.01 $0.003 $0.01 -12% -74%

As for the forecast market capitalizations for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum — the only coins of the 10 with a reported number of coins available by December 31, 2018 — our panel predicts that Ether will see the greatest increase in market cap growth by the end of 2019 (350%).

Bitcoin Cash follows with a 233% increase, while bitcoin is expected to increase by 139%.

We calculated market cap predictions using the number of coins expected to be in circulation by the end of the year and our panelists’ forecast of each coin’s value by the end of the year.

Cryptocurrency Current market cap (as of Nov. 27, 2018) Market cap at Dec. 31, 2019 Market cap % change to Dec. 31, 2019
Bitcoin $66.5 billion $159.1 billion 139.4%
Ethereum $11.4 billion $51.2 billion 349.8%
Bitcoin Cash $3.1 billion $10.4 billion 232.5%

Our panelists

craig cobb panellist

Craig Cobb

TRADERCOBB.COM

Trader and Founder
@TraderCobb

+ Full bio

Craig Cobb runs TraderCobb.com, designed to educate people on crypto trading in a way that’s simple, easy and logical. He previously worked as a trader and mentor for global company Trade With Precision.

Fred Schebesta panellist

Fred Schebesta

FINDER.COM & HIVEEX.COM

CEO and Cofounder
@Schebesta

+ Full bio

Fred Schebesta is cofounder of personal finance comparison website finder.com and crypto brokerage HiveEx.com. Fred is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, mentor, cryptocurrency advocate and regular keynote speaker.

Miko Matsumura Panellist

Miko Matsumura

EVERCOIN

Cofounder
@mikojava

+ Full bio

Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin and is a general partner with Gumi Cryptos Capital. He is also a venture partner with BitBull Capital and an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital.

Alisa Gus, panellist

Alisa Gus

WISHKNISH

CEO
@WhampaChick

+ Full bio

Alisa Gus is CEO of a blockchain gamified social market network. Its goal is to help communities grow and stay engaged through blockchain technology. She is also a founding member of the DC Digital Economy Hub.

Desmond Marshall, panellist

Desmond Marshall

ROUGE VENTURES

Founder
+ Full bio

Desmond Marshall is founder of Rouge Ventures, Asia’s top investor platform. He’s also a new tech blockchain expert and ICO advisor. He was previously managing director for global fintech innovation lab The Floor.

Joerg Molt, panellist

Joerg Molt

SATOSHI SCHOOL

Bitcoin cofounder
@satoshischool1

+ Full bio

Joerg Molt is CEO of the Satoshi School 1-10 Mitglieder in Bavaria, Germany. He launched the Satoshi School to teach people the basics of blockchain technology and how they can benefit from the speed and efficiency of cryptocurrency.

Toby Allen, panellist

Toby Allen

AKUNA CAPITAL>IO

Senior Partner
+ Full bio

Toby Allen is senior partner at Akuna Capital based in Chicago, the options capital of the world. He was previously a trader at Optiver and an analyst at JT Campbell & Co.

Muneeb Khan, Panellist

Muneeb Khan

BIT TRADE

Head of Trading and Treasury
@MuneebKhanAU

+ Full bio

Muneeb is head of trading at Bit Trade, a digital currency exchange and blockchain consultancy. He was previously a finance director at Ria Financial, a global leader in remittance services.

Sarah Bergstrand, panellist

Sarah Bergstrand

BITBULL CAPITAL

COO
@i_am_sarahb

+ Full bio

Sarah Bergstrand is COO of BitBull Capital, a crypto hedge fund with a focus on research into crypto markets and asset investment. Her previous experience includes COO of a venture-backed tech company.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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Bitcoin (BTC)

$3,740.11

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$6,778 +81%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$5,450


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$10,944 +193%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

As of November 27, 2018, bitcoin’s price was $3,740. Bitcoin’s cofounder at Satoshi School, Joerg Molt, offers the highest prediction for January 1, 2019, at $20,000.

However, other panelists’ predictions more closely align with the current pricing landscape, with two panelists predicting BTC at or below $3,000 for the first of the month of 2019.

Muneeb Khan, head of trading and treasury at Bit Trade, predicts $3,000 for January 1, 2019, explaining, “After trading through and closing below $5,775 on a weekly basis, the path of least resistance looks to be a move toward $3,000. We are in oversold territory at the moment, so we may get some minor rallies, but these are likely to be sold by the bears.”

The number of bitcoin expected to circulate by the end of 2019 is 18,174,800, based on 1,800 coins mined a day. From here, we can work out the estimated market capitalization for December 31, 2019. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31st, the predicted market cap for bitcoin by the end of 2019 is $159.1 billion.

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$4,000 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“It is literally the hardest market to call right now with the volatility. I don’t think $3,000 is off the cards, as support lies there. Happy to trade short and see what happens.”

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$4,000 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$12,000 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

$218.1 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I am not generally prone to price-timing predictions. Broadly speaking, I think there will be a next wave of cryptographic assets, and these will be driven by hard economic numbers and use cases. There will be more successful crypto economies than there were in the first wave, of which there were virtually none. The infrastructure is maturing, but it will take time.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$5,450 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$11,000 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$199.9 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Am I ever eating crow — in addition to turkey! The drop was not expected around here, will admit as much. And will now not be surprised if it plays with the threatened support at $1,500 before it settles down. Still, the fundamentals are promising, so I am hoping for the end-of-the-year rally — kind of like it’s showing today. Fingers crossed!”

Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$3,000 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$7,500 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$136.3 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“After trading through and closing below $5,775 on a weekly basis, the path of least resistance looks to be a move toward $3,000. We are in oversold territory at the moment, so we may get some minor rallies, but these are likely to be sold by the bears.”

Joerg MoltAuthor
SATOSHI SCHOOL

$20,000 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$20,000 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$363.5 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“BCH is dying in two altcoins, started by the ETP in Switzerland; the beginning of taxation in US, so people are starting to buy more bitcoin to reduce liquidity between December and the end of January; and the liquid network and lightning coming to mass adoption.”

Desmond MarshallAuthor
ROUGE VENTURES

$9,000 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$13,000 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$236.3 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“ICO’s losing steam. Only the top five coins are worth looking into. Forking process separating views will be the cause if the coins fall. Any forking needs HV consensus among all, and lobbying techniques should be mastered by these tech nerds. Bitcoin is the only coin that’s untouched by humans, which still makes it the most valuable crypto.”

Toby AllenAuthor
AKUNA CAPITAL

$5,750 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$9,750 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$177.2 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Lower daily/weekly volatility will persist in 2019 as the asset continues to mature.”

Sarah Bergstrand
Author
BITBULL

$8,000 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$12,000 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$218.1 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Historically, bitcoin drops around Thanksgiving and rises to an all-time high in December. I do not foresee that happening this year. I believe it will rise from its current price, but not to an all-time high, like we have seen before.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$1,800 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$2,300 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$41.8 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

Bitcoin historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

$181.43

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$207 +14%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$200


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$567 +213%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

As of November 27, 2018, Bitcoin Cash’s price was $181.43. Bitcoin Cash is expected to increase by 14% to $207 by January 1, 2019.

BitBull Capital CEO Sarah Bergstrand gives one of the lowest predictions ($200) for January 1, 2019, and the lowest prediction ($50) for the end of 2019. Referring to the recent fork, she says, “I think Bitcoin Cash has too much drama to survive in the top 20 for much longer.”

The second-lowest prediction ($450) for December 31, 2019, comes from WishKnish CEO Alisa Gus. She says, “The fork has not been good for it — and, in fact, has eaten up quite a bit of confidence and hash power. The mining farms in China are throwing the ASICs out as they are going bankrupt, which can only further slow down the recovery. And, well … did I mention I am still not a fan?”

The amount of Bitcoin Cash expected to circulate by the end of next year is 18,307,838. This allows us to work out the market capitalization for December 31, 2019. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31, 2018, the predicted market cap for Bitcoin Cash by the end of 2019 is $10.4 billion.

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$200 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1,200 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$22 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Don’t bet against Roger Ver. This number is based on the idea that we will begin to see BCH used as cash around the world.”

Sarah BergstrandAuthor
BITBULL

$200 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$50 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

$0.9 million USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I think Bitcoin Cash has too much drama to survive in the top 20 for much longer.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$220 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$450 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$8.2 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The fork has not been good for it — and, in fact, has eaten up quite a bit of confidence and hash power. The mining farms in China are throwing the ASICs out as they are going bankrupt, which can only further slow down the recovery. And, well … did I mention I am still not a fan?”

Bitcoin Cash historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Binance Coin (BNB)

$4.85

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$3.31 -32%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$5


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$11 +127%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

Binance Coin’s current price was $4.85 per unit as of November 27, 2018. BNB is expected to see the greatest drop by January 1, 2019, at 32%. However, it is expected to redeem itself over the next year, with a predicted value of $11 by the end of next year — a 127% increase.

Miko Matsumura, cofounder of Evercoin, offers the highest prediction for both the start and end of 2019, at $5 and $20, respectively. He says, “Binance is a strong company. Their token burn mechanic will continue to support token price, as will their ecosystem development.”

Fred Schebesta, CEO and cofounder of Finder and HiveEx.com, predicts the value of BNB at $1.62 for January 1st and $1.83 for December 31, 2019.

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$5 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$20 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Binance is a strong company. Their token burn mechanic will continue to support token price, as will their ecosystem development.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$1.62 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1.83 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Binance Coin historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Cardano (ADA)

$0.03

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$0.06 +100%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.04


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.12 +300%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

As of November 27, 2018, Cardano was valued at $0.03 per unit. Cardano is expected to see a 100% increase to $0.06 by January 1, 2019. It is also expected to see continued growth in 2019, with a projected 300% increase to $0.12 by the end of January.

Muneeb Khan gives the lowest predictions for ADA at $0.03 for January 1, 2019, and $0 for December 31, 2019.

Other panelists are more optimistic. Fred Schebesta predicts a high $0.11 for January 1, 2019, while Alisa Gus predicts $0.04 for January 1st and $0.11 for the end of 2019.

Alisa Gus says, “It’s good to see it functioning independently from Bitcoin’s ups and down, although I would prefer to see it bounce up better than that. Still, there’s room in the market for this kind of project, and the price point reflects that.”

Miko Matsumura gives the highest prediction for the end of 2019: $0.25. He explains, “Another muscular ecosystem, this one has many deep ties to industry and enterprise. This one will do OK.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.11 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.13 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$0.03 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.00 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$0.04 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.25 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Another muscular ecosystem, this one has many deep ties to industry and enterprise. This one will do OK.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.04 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.11 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Did you know it is down only 2% from last year so far — despite the bearish market and its recent run of losses? It’s good to see it functioning independently from Bitcoin’s ups and down, although I would prefer to see it bounce up better than that. Still, there’s room in the market for this kind of project, and the price point reflects that.”

Cardano historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Ether (ETH)

$105.57

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$141 +34%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$120


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$453 +329%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

Ethereum’s price was $105.57 as of November 27, 2018. On average, Ethereum is projected to hit $141 by January 1, 2019, and $453 by December 31, 2019. This equates to an increase of 34% by January 1, 2019, and 329% by the end of next year.

The highest prediction for January ($250) comes from Rouge Ventures founder Desmond Marshall, though he adds that it depends on how updates pan out.

He says, “Depends on how their new updates will be. The supporters are beginning to HV split ideas, and a risk of some group trying to hard fork seems imminent to affect the price.”

The highest prediction for the end of 2019 comes from Miko Matsumura at $1,500. He says, “Don’t bet against Vitalik.”

The second-highest prediction for the end of next year comes from Sarah Bergstrand at $500. She says, “Ether has taken a beating this year. I am hoping it will recover over the next few months.”

Muneeb Khan offers a more bearish prediction of $100 for January 1st and $250 for December 31, 2019. He explains, “Ethereum is currently trading at $136, which is a significant area of support. We may see a temporary bounce from here, but I see a move toward $100 on the cards, as BTC still looks weak and ETH will likely follow the same trajectory.”

The amount of Ethereum expected to circulate by the end of next year is 113,418,980. This allows us to work out the market capitalization for December 31, 2019. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31, 2019, the predicted market cap for Bitcoin Cash by the end of 2019 is $51.2 billion.

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$100 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1,500 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

$170.1 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Don’t bet against Vitalik.”


Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$140 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$360 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$40.8 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“It is all on Bitcoin, isn’t it? If it rallies, so does the rest of the pack. Of the top five, Ethereum is most dependent on BTC’s performance (after Bitcoin Cash). And while I am hoping Casper changes all that, it’s not there yet.”


Sarah Bergstrand
Author
BITBULL

$200 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$500 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$56.7 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Ether has taken a beating this year. I am hoping it will recover over the next few months.”


Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$100 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$250 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$28.4 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Ethereum is currently trading at $136, which is a significant area of support. We may see a temporary bounce from here, but I see a move toward $100 on the cards, as BTC still looks weak and ETH will likely follow the same trajectory.”


Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$56 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$68 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$7.1 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

Desmond MarshallAuthor
ROUGE VENTURES

$250 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$350 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$39.7 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Depends on how their new updates will be. The supporters are beginning to HV split ideas, and a risk of some group trying to hard fork seems imminent to affect the price.”


Toby AllenAuthor
AKUNA CAPITAL

$140 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$140 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$15.9 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Best predictor of price is current price. Probably should have done the same for BTC.”


Ethereum historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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EOS (EOS)

$3.12

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$3.75 +20%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$3


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$15.02 +381%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

As of Nov. 27, 2018, EOS’s price was $3.12 per coin. Our panelists predict EOS to see a slight increase of 20% by January 1st, followed by continued growth of 381% by the end of 2019 — the greatest predicted increase in value by the end of next year.

Sarah Bergstrand predicts the highest values for January 1, 2019, as well as December 31, 2019, at $7 and $40, respectively. She says, “EOS has a lot of great projects coming out in the next few months. I am hoping it will raise in value.”

Miko Matsumura gives the second-highest prediction for the end of next year at $25. He says, “EOS is a very muscular ecosystem with lots of venture capital backing. Watch for this one to grow the most while Ethereum works on its consensus.”

In contrast, Muneeb Khan offers the lowest prediction for December 31, 2019, at just $0.80. He comments, “EOS looks very bearish, and although there is some support at $3, there is a lot more room to move on the downside.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$4.51 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$7.76 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Quite a drop there from the highs of last summer, but the transactions are swimming along, especially in the gaming space. With that, and providing the BTC recovers, it should be cheerier in the EOS camp come Christmastime.”


Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$1.24 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1.56 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Sarah BergstrandAuthor
BITBULL

$7 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$40 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“EOS has a lot of great projects coming out in the next few months. I am hoping it will raise in value.”


Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$2.50 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.80 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“EOS looks very bearish, and although there is some support at $3, there is a lot more room to move on the downside.”


Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$3.50 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$25 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“EOS is a very muscular ecosystem with lots of venture capital backing. Watch for this one to grow the most while Ethereum works on its consensus.”

EOS historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Litecoin (LTC)

$29.24

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$25.30 -13%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$30


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$70.50 +141%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

Litecoin’s value was $29.24 as of November 27, 2018. The panelists expect Litecoin to see a 13% drop by January 1, 2019, to $25.30. However, the coin is expected to increase by 141% — to $70.50 — over the course of 2019.

Alisa Gus offers the highest prediction for January 1, 2019, at $40.25. Miko Matsumura gives the highest prediction for the end of 2019, at $120. He says, “Litecoin will ride the upwave with all the others.”

Fred Schebesta predicts the lowest values for both January 1st and December 31, 2019, at $10.91 and $12.14, respectively.

Other predictions for the coin come in at $20 for January 1st, and $40 for December 31, 2019. The median prediction for LTC by January 1st is $30.

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$40.25 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$110 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“A lot of folks were saying the end of the year — and, in fact, the year overall would be quite good to Litecoin. And now, taking stock on the cusp of 2019 …. it’s not looking good for it, especially considering it’s been positioning itself as a financial transactions coin, and yet Ripple and Stellar are dominating that market. I will give it the benefit of the doubt, for now, as I do hope it springs back up, BTC in tow or not.”


Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$20 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$40 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$30 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$120 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Litecoin will ride the upwave with all the others.”


Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$10.91 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$12.14 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Litecoin historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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Monero (XMR)

$53.31

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$55 +3%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$55


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$25 -53%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

As of November 27, 2018, Monero’s price was $53.31. Only one panelist predicted a value for Monero in this month’s survey.

Miko Matsumura was the one panelist who provided predictions for January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. He believes Monero will see slight 3% growth by January 1, 2019, to $55. However, he projects the coin will drop 53% in value by the end of 2019 to $25.

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$55 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$25 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Privacy coins will be delisted from exchanges due to pressure from regulators. This will impact price.”


Monero historical prices vs. average price prediction for December 31st (USD)

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XRP (XRP)

$0.35

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$0.36 +3%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.41


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.68 +94%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

The price of XRP was $0.35 as of November 27, 2018. The panelists predict a slight increase of 3% by January 1, 2019, to $0.36. However, the coin is expected to see greater growth throughout 2019, with a predicted 94% increase to $0.68.

All panelists believe XRP will remain under $1 for the next month. But Miko Matsumura and Muneeb Khan predict XRP will hit $1 by December 31, 2019.

Khan says, “XRP has held up the best out of the major pairs. I am expecting $0.35 to hold leading into the end of the year. If not, a move toward $0.25 could be in the cards.”

Alisa Gus believes XRP will hit $0.86 by the end of next year, explaining, “It’s proving quite resistant of late to BTC’s troubles — not all the way as yet, but like IOTA and Cardano, it brings its own flavor to its price that’s quite apart from the rest of the bear market. So, while it’s nowhere self-contained as yet, while the adoption news keeps coming, I don’t think there’s as much of a course for worry here as with quite a lot of other cryptos out there.”

Fred Schebesta offers the lowest predictions for both January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019, at $0.12 and $0.16, respectively.

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.12 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.16 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$0.50 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“People complain XRP is centralized. But I’m an open-source money maximalist, so centralization is fine.”


Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.42 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.86 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“It’s proving quite resistant of late to BTC’s troubles — not all the way as yet, but like IOTA and Cardano, it brings its own flavor to its price that’s quite apart from the rest of the bear market. So, while it’s nowhere self-contained as yet, while the adoption news keeps coming, I don’t think there’s as much of a course for worry here as with quite a lot of other cryptos out there.”


Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$0.35 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$1 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“XRP has held up the best out of the major pairs. I am expecting $0.35 to hold leading into the end of the year. If not, a move toward $0.25 could be in the cards.”


Toby AllenAuthor
AKUNA CAPITAL

$0.40 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.40 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Best predictor … “


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Stellar Lumens (XLM)

$0.14

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$0.28 +100%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.18


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.42 +200%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

The price for Stellar Lumens was $0.14 per coin as of November 27, 2018. The panelists forecast Stellar Lumens to increase to $0.28 by January 2019 — an increase of 100%, the greatest increase over the next month. The coin is also expected to see growth of 200% over the next year to $0.42.

Fred Schebesta expects Stellar to see the greatest increase for both January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019, at $0.56 and $0.68, respectively.

Muneeb Khan offers one of the lowest predictions for January 1st, at $0.18. He says, “We are extremely close to the all-time low. From here, the market will want to test that level.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.21 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.45 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Not having a nice week either is XLM. But with its fundamentals and growing adoption, it’s not a great surprise to see it begin to take back the lost ground. And if we think back to year over year, I think it’s safe to say Stellar is not about to throw in the towel.”


Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.56 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.68 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

Muneeb KhanAuthor
BIT TRADE

$0.18 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.30 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“We are extremely close to the all-time low. From here the market will want to test that level.”


Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$0.16 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.25 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Stellar has McCaleb. Don’t bet against Stellar.”


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TRON (TRX)

$0.0114

Current price per unit
as of Nov. 27, 2018, in USD

$0.01 -12%


Average price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.01


Median price prediction
for Jan. 1, 2019, in USD

$0.003 -74%


Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2019, in USD

The price for TRON was $0.0114 per coin as of November 27, 2018. TRON is the only coin set to experience a decrease over the next month and over the next year. Our panelists expect a 12% fall in the coin’s value by January 1, 2019, followed by a further drop of 74% to $0.003 by the end of 2019 — the steepest project drop over the next year.

Miko Matsumura believes the coin will fall to $0.01 by January 1, 2019, and to $0.00001 by December 31, 2019. He says, “TRON pumped to 17B before it shipped anything. TRON will probably ship something before it’s over, but it doesn’t make it a good buy.”

Fred Schebesta believes TRON will reach $0.004 by January 1, 2019, and $0.006 by the end of next year.

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.004 USDPrice by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.006 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

Miko MatsumuraAuthor
EVERCOIN

$0.01 USD Price by
Jan. 1, 2019

$0.00001 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“TRON pumped to 17B before it shipped anything. TRON will probably ship something before it’s over, but it doesn’t make it a good buy.”


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What’s next?

Here’s what our panelists had to say when asked about the coins they think are up and coming next year.

  • Alisa Gus“TRON, EOS, Cardano — these are all functioning projects that are so far delivering on their promises. Once the bear market is over, I am sure the buyers will give them their due.”Alisa Gus
  • Joerg Molt“Bitcoin, Litecoin. Reason: ETH will have seriously troubles and difficulty, mainly selling tokens from ICOs.”Joerg Molt
  • Sarah Bergstrand“Maker.”Sarah Bergstrand
  • Miko Matsumura“WifiCoin, Binance Coin, EOS are all strong.”Miko Matsumura

Methodology and disclaimer

Here’s how we calculated the number of bitcoins we expect to circulate:

  • Some 12.5 bitcoins are reportedly mined every block, with each block taking an average 10 minutes for mining.
  • Using this data, we calculated that approximately 1,800 bitcoins (21,600 ETH) are produced daily.
  • We then worked out the predicted market cap by the panelists’ forecast of value per coin.
  • We calculated market cap for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum, which report the number of coins available.

We chose our 13 coins using the top 10 with the largest market capitalization reported by CoinMarketCap plus three of the top coins with the highest social volume reported by Solume.io as of November 19, 2018. We excluded from our analysis two of the top three coins – IOTA (MIOTA) and Chainlink (LINK) — as they didn’t receive any predictions from panelists.

All prices listed were taken according to Australian EST.

Note that our panelists have holdings in the following cryptocurrencies:

  • Craig CobbBTC, ETH, ADA, XLM, HST.
  • Sarah BergstrandTop 100 ICOs.
  • Toby AllenPanellist did not disclose.
  • Alisa GusXLM, BTC, ETH.
  • Fred SchebestaETH, EOS.
  • Muneeb KhanCurrently all in cash.
  • Joerg MoltOnly BTC.
  • Desmond MarshallPanellist did not disclose.
  • Miko MatsumuraDisclosures at miko.com.

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12 Responses

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    MarufNovember 10, 2018

    Do you have any alternative about new cryptocurrency that has a potential ?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Maruf,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Throughout the past months and years, there have been different crypto coins that appeared in the crypto sphere. While we try to cover a wide range of cryptocurrencies, there might be some that we missed. We don’t have a specific list of cryptocurrencies that have newly entered the market. However, you will see all the cryptocurrencies that we have covered so far on this page. From there, you can select a specific coin and read more about our review. From there, you can know about their potential and performance.

      Moreover, you could also follow this page or bookmark it. It lists all the latest cryptocurrency news that might interest you.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    KalaSeptember 17, 2018

    What do you know and think about the new Kala coin

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesSeptember 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Kala,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      Kala is a cryptocurrency built on a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain that will integrate
      seamlessly within the Symatri ecosystem and has multiple levels of value. The Kala
      economy is simple: 1) Members earn points for completing simple activities through our
      revolutionary CORE platform, 2) they transfer those points to Kala, 3) they use Kala in
      the Reach marketplace, which offers a vast array of products and services. Users can
      also earn Kala through traditional mining. An additional level of value comes from the
      decentralized, distributed network built through Kala that itself becomes an asset that
      can be leveraged for future endeavors as blockchain gains even more use and adoption
      across multiple industries. While we do not provide specific product recommendations, this is what we have currently. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    imranAugust 12, 2018

    ICO investing made easy?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaAugust 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Imran,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Regarding your question, are you asking how to make ICO investing easy? If yes, then it would be helpful to read this guide: What is an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and how does it work?

      On that page, you will learn more about what an ICO is and how to get involved. Once you read this guide, you would learn more how to make ICO investing easier.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    NiharJuly 15, 2018

    What is NEXALT?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynJuly 19, 2018Staff

      Hello Nihar,

      Thank you for your comment.

      NEXALT is a kind of cryptocurrency coin. This is also called XLT. The main feature of this Money is based on advance DAG (Directed-Acyclic-Graph) associated technology by which most of the DAG functionalities are refined up to their optimized variations.

      Kindly visit their page for a guide on how to start using XLT.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    FazailJuly 12, 2018

    Actually I wanna ask about the rates of Trade Coin Club (TCC) nd the prediction of its rates in future can I have some information about it??

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoJuly 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Fazali!

      Thanks for leaving a message on our page.

      As much as we’d like to give you rates of Trade Coin Club and its prediction, we don’t have any information on this yet. We’re always on the lookout for new information available to you on our site. We’ll surely look into this and you can check back on us every so often. We’re hopeful to have this information ready for you soon.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Regards,
      Nikki

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    KabeloMay 21, 2018

    What are your predictions on bitcoin private , do you expect bitcoin cash to grow this year?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaMay 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Kabelo,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well for you. :)

      Bitcoin Private is a relatively new Bitcoin hard fork. With so many hard forks in the past and most certainly in the future, it is difficult to see whether Bitcoin Private will attract a lot of users or not. Although, Bitcoin Private seems to be promising and it comes with important security and user features, time will tell how people will respond to this new fork.

      Regarding Bitcoin Cash, our page predicts that it will grow in value. Our page predicts that by December 2018, this coin will increase for more than 100% in value.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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