Finder Cryptocurrency Predictions – June 2018

Cryptocurrency Predictions
for June 2018

Our monthly survey of fintech leaders on the top and trending coins

Since bitcoin set sail in 2009, cryptocurrencies have been making waves across the globe. The biggest 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 2018 cryptocurrency predictions, and we’ll release a new set of insights every month.

Read on for finder.com’s panelists’ cryptocurrency predictions for 2018.

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Our panelists

Clayton Daniel
sproutsuper.com.au
Fintech founder
@ClaytonADaniel
Based in Australia, Clayton Daniel is a former tax accountant and financial adviser turned fintech investor and entrepreneur, author of the No. 1 Amazon bestseller Fund Your Ideal Lifestyle and founder of sproutsuper.com.au.
Fred Schebesta
finder.com + Hiveex.com
Cofounder
@Schebesta
Fred Schebesta is cofounder of global personal finance comparison website finder.com.au and OTC broker service HiveEx.com. Fred is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, mentor, cryptocurrency advocate and regular on the startup speaker circuit.
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
Founder
@TraderCobb
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.
Adrian Przelozny
Independent Reserve
CEO, founder
@indepreserve
Adrian Przelozny is CEO and founder of digital currency exchange Independent Reserve, focused on bringing a new approach to bitcoin exchanges. Przelozny also developed Airmarshal, the tech underpinning the exchange.
Aaron LePoidevin
Every Capital
Co-founder
@aaronlepoidevin
Aaron LePoidevin is an adviser at Every Capital, Australia’s first retail crypto hedge fund. He’s an active angel investor, startup mentor and board adviser, with a particular interest in blockchain technology and crypto assets.
Joseph Raczynski
Joetechnologist.com
Technologist/Futurist
@joerazz
An experienced technology consultant and manager specialising in blockchain technology, Joseph Raczynski helps clients to innovate and become forward thinkers in their space. He also specialises in AI, cybersecurity and legal technology.
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Council member
@kunalpatel085
A former business director in Singapore, Kunal Patel is interested in the intersection of technology, innovation and human behavior. He serves as a business mentor for the world’s largest accelerator for fintech startups.
Alisa Gus
WishKnish
CEO
@WhampaChick
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.
Vaibhav Namburi
Five2One
Founder, director
@veebuv
Vaibhav Namburi is founder and director of software product development house Five2One and HR platform Dveloper.io. He also advises two ICOs and three decentralized applications and is a lecturer for React and Javascript.
James Lynch
CastleCoin
CEO
@CastleCoin1
James Lynch is CEO of Australian blockchain real estate investment platform CastleCoin, offering a digital currency that is functional, tradable and stable. He is also strategy and research director for Dollars With Sense.

This month

For our June report, 10 panelists predict the movements of 13 coins. These include the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap — bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Cardano (ADA), Ethereum (ETH), EOS (EOS), IOTA (MIOTA), Litecoin (LTC), NEO (NEO), Ripple (XRP) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) — as well as three top trending coins, Monero (XMR), TRON (TRX) and VeChain (VET). 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 biggest rise this month and throughout 2018?

Of the 13 coins, our panelists forecast that EOS will experience the greatest price growth this month (44%), as well as by December 31, 2018 (206%). TRON is expected to have the second-highest increase by the end of the year (146%), followed closely by Cardano (145%).

CryptocurrencyCurrent price per unit (as of May 30, 2018) (USD)Price prediction on Jul. 1, 2018 (USD)Price prediction on Dec. 31 2018 (USD)% change to Jul. 1, 2018% change to Dec. 31, 2018
Bitcoin$7,517 $8,487$14,63813%95%
Bitcoin Cash$1,018 $1,058$1,7524%72%
Cardano$0.2073 $0.2083$0.5080.49%145%
Ethereum$572.88 $659.00$1,045.4415%82%
EOS$12.49 $18.00$38.2544%206%
IOTA$1.62 $1.49$2.48-8%53%
Litecoin$121.04 $130.17$149.008%23%
Monero$158.89 $148.25$164.50-7%4%
NEO$52.93 $60.00$105.0013%98%
Ripple$0.621 $0.635$0.7532%21%
Stellar Lumens$0.293 $0.310$0.4176%42%
Tron$0.065 $0.090$0.16039%146%
VeChain$3.500 $4.500$8.00029%129%

Comparing the forecast market capitalizations for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum — the only coins of the 13 with a reported number of coins available by December 31, 2018 — our panel predicts that bitcoin will see the greatest increase in market cap growth by the end of the year (99%). Ethereum follows with a 91% increase, while Bitcoin Cash is picked to come in at 76%.

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.

CryptocurrencyCurrent market cap (as of May 30, 2018)Market cap at Dec. 31, 2018Market cap % change to Dec. 31, 2018
Bitcoin$128.3 billion$255.4 billion99%
Bitcoin Cash$17.5 billion$30.7 billion76%
Ethereum$57.1 billion$109.1 billion91%
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.

Bitcoin (BTC)

As of May 30, 2018, bitcoin’s price was $7,517. WishKnish CEO Alisa Gus predicts the highest price for July 1, 2018, at $10,700. As for 2018 performance overall, here too Gus forecasts the highest value at $25,000 by December 31st.

Gus is optimistic about seeing a rebound later in the year, saying, “Often, these dips come about when fundamentals are fairly strong, and are perpetuated by market panic.”

The lowest end-of-year prediction of $5,778 comes from Kunal Patel, council member of GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group).

The number of bitcoins expected to circulate by the end of the year is 17,450,250 (based on 1,800 coins mined per day). From here, we can work out the estimated market capitalization for December 31, 2018. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31, the predicted market cap for bitcoin by the end of 2018 sits at $255.4 billion.

Bitcoin predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$10,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$10,000
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$174.5 billion
My Prediction
“The sideways movement is still in full force. There has been a lot of talk around turning NASDAQ into a crypto exchange, and there are multiple trade sales of crypto exchanges to the incumbent finance world. So things are slowly becoming more ‘normal.’ With that said, still holding $10K prediction until we see results of these changes.”
Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$7,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$22,500
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$392.6 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Bitcoin’s been on a downward slide lately. I’m expecting that there’s still room for it to fall before it bounces back by end of year.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$5,968
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$5,778
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$100.8 billion
Vaibhav Namburi
Five2One
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$8,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$12,000
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$209.4 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Provided some technical changes come into place, I see bitcoin as more of a passer coin for the future. Sure, it set this all up, and we all set similarities between bitcoin and gold. However, the volatility in the market doesn’t support this too much. My prediction is at $~12K end of year, as I see the market recovering from the hit it’s taken recently. However, not in a manner that will see massive spikes, but a more stable and sustainable bull run.”
Aaron LePoidevin
Every Capital
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$7,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$15,000
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$261.8 billion
My Prediction
“While I am positive on the longer-term prospects, in the short term, BTC might have some downward pressure, as it looks like it could close below the 50-week moving average, with bears pushing prices lower. There could be a corrective rally, but perhaps not until Q3. The Consensus summit in New York showed the strong underlying interest in BTC and its applications.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$8,200
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$9,500
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$165.8 billion
MY PREDICTION
“These are tough times. Everything that the Negative Nancys can toss at BTC is being thrown. At some point, the downers will be lost to the institutions, which are creeping into the space.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$9,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$16,000
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$279.2 billion
MY PREDICTION
“I am a technical trader, so predicting something as volatile as bitcoin a month out is hard in the current market. Based on the monthly bitcoin chart, we are in an uptrend. And although the market is currently having a hard time short term, the long -term trend is still up. Unless we break down through $6,245, I think we will see a recovery by July 1st to $9,000.”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$10,700
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$25,000
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$436.3 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Often, these dips come about when fundamentals are fairly strong, and are perpetuated by market panic. This latest round I see ending at $6,800 or thereabouts and then taking a month or so to rebound to between $10,500 and $11,500 (in the absence of major news).”
Adrian Przelozny
Independent Reserve
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$9,500
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$15,600
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$272.2 billion
My Prediction
“Growing institutional interest will see prices rise toward the end of the year.”
James Lynch
CastleCoin
BITCOIN PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$9,500
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$15,000
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$261.8 billion
My Prediction
“The expected influx of institutional money and increased adoption of cryptocurrency as a whole will likely lead to an increase in the value of bitcoin. The market is moving toward a state of maturity, and it is unlikely we are going to see the explosive increase we witnessed at the end of last year. I have seen predictions of up to $100,000 US by the end of 2018; however, I believe this is a bit too optimistic. Modest and sustainable growth in value is a more likely scenario. The recent state of the market has led to a change in the pattern of traders and investors, whereby they are more regularly taking profit after a price rise. aAnd without a considerable increase in volume, it becomes difficult for the market to sustain a regular increase in the price of the coin. Another key factor to consider is the crypto/fiat pairings, which we are seeing more of on the major exchanges. In the past, bitcoin and Ethereum represented the primary means of access to a number of coins. However, this particular component of total demand is likely to decrease. That said, bitcoin does, however, remain the gold standard and the cornerstone currency of the market. And as adoption improves, so will the value of bitcoin.”
$7,517
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$8,487+13%
Average price prediction
for July 1,2018, in USD
$14,638+95%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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

Bitcoin Cash’s price was $1,018 on May 30, 2018. By July 1, 2018, its price per unit is expected to range from $515 to $1,800, according to our panelists.

At the end of 2018, the average price of Bitcoin Cash is expected to rise by 72%. The highest prediction comes from Craig Cobb, founder of TraderCobb.com, who forecasts an increase to $2,600.

Joseph Raczynski from Joetechnologist.com is on the lower end of the spectrum, predicting a rise to $1,500 by the end of the year. He says, “Wow, recently hit by a 51% attack. What was once held out by some as the future of BTC, this puts real concern into the fold. It needs to be supported by far larger numbers of this week to survive.”

In contrast, Patel predicts the lowest forecast of $412 by the year’s end.

The amount of Bitcoin Cash expected to circulate by the end of the year is 17,542,400. This allows us to work out the market capitalization for December 31, 2018. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31, the predicted market cap for Bitcoin Cash by the end of 2018 is $30.7 billion.

Bitcoin Cash predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
Bitcoin Cash PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$2,000
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$35.1 billion
My Prediction
“While still not widely adopted, this is the tech most likely, in my opinion, to be used for transactions.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
BITCOIN CASH PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,500
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$26.3 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Wow, recently hit by a 51% attack. What was once held out by some as the future of BTC, this puts real concern into the fold. It needs to be supported by far larger numbers of this week to survive.”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
BITCOIN CASH PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,100
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,800
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$31.6 billion
MY PREDICTION
“I can see it mimicking bitcoin in its trajectory. And unless something unexpected happens, I don’t see that pattern deviating. I know it is used by some as a hedge, but it’s just not sufficiently interesting in and of itself, like Etherium Classic, to change anyone’s life, unless maybe for a lucky few during its pump runs.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
BITCOIN CASH PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$515
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$412
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$7.2 billion
Aaron LePoidevin
Every Capital
BITCOIN CASH PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,000
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$2,500
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$43.9 billion
My Prediction
“Short-term bearish trend for BCH and a lot of mixed and contradicting views at the moment. I could see it pushing above $2,000 USD in mid- to late Q3.”
Vaibhav Namburi
Five2One
BITCOIN cash PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$850
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,400
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$24.6 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Apart from BCH’s small block size that allows for faster transactions, and the more common confusion with BTC, I personally see no reason why the coin would increase drastically in value. Instead, it will appreciate along with the rest of the market.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
BITCOIN cash PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,800
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$2,600
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$45.6 billion
MY PREDICTION
“I currently have a hedge short on BCH/USD. So for the short term, I think it will move lower. But again, based on the higher time frames and the relationship BCH has with BTC movements, I believe we will see a move back up throughout the month of June. I can’t really say anything else based off my bitcoin prediction, right?”
Adrian Przelozny
independent reserve
BITCOIN cash PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1,200
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,800
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$31.6 billion
MY PREDICTION
“BCH will ride in BTC’s slipstream.”
$1,018.00
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$1,058.00+4%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$1,752.00+72%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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

As of May 30, 2018, Cardano’s price was $0.2073 per unit. It’s expected to hit $0.2083 by July 1. While it represents a marginal change of 0.49%, the panelists forecast the end-of-year price to increase 145%.

Kunal Patel predicts it will be worth a high $0.8 by the end of the year. In contrast, the low comes from cofounder of finder.com and HiveEx.com, Fred Schebesta, who expects it to hit $0.20.

Schebesta says, “The hype is going out of Cardano. While the price did pick up at the beginning of May, I expect to see it fall again. Cardano needs more deals like its recent partnership with Korean mobile payments provider Metaps Plus to give it steam again.”

Cardano predictions

Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.20
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.20
MY PREDICTION
“The hype is going out of Cardano. While the price did pick up at the beginning of May, I expect to see it fall again. Cardano needs more deals like its recent partnership with Korean mobile payments provider Metaps Plus to give it steam again.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.30
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.40
MY PREDICTION
“It’s been a rough go for ADA. It really reflects the larger market. When the group of cryptos is up, so is Cardano. Right now, it’s bleeding. Lots of promise ahead.”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.25
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.55
MY PREDICTION
“I like what they are doing here (which I would, in the interest of full disclosure, given our implementation of Knish/KniChain). aAnd as more of the promised features become available, the easier it becomes to imagine our standing on its own merit, rather than completely have its fortunes tied to that of bitcoin.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.10
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.80
Vaibhav Namburi
Five2One
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.14
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.60
My Prediction
“Cardano is one of the plaforms I really believed in when it came out. The concept of democracy and grouping was innovative. A smart solution to one of the biggest problems blockchain is facing: scaling. I think technologically, if the team executes their vision, there’s a chance that the token will rise again and be one of the well performers.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
Cardano PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.26
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.50
MY PREDICTION
“There has been strong support/resistance around 26 cents on ADA for some time now. Unless something outside of my knowledge, such as an announcement, were to happen, I see price hanging around this level for the month.”
$0.2073
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$0.2083+0.49%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$0.508+145%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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

Ethereum’s price was at $572.88 as of May 30, 2018. Our panelists predict it to reach between $371 to $800 by July 1, 2018. By the end of the year, Ethereum’s price is forecast to increase by 82%, with all but one of our panelists predicting a positive growth from the current price.

The highest prediction for December 31, 2018, comes from Alisa Gus at the $1,800 mark. She says, “Definitely bullish on it, especially as, and if, they succeed in proving that the moves they are making to scale have paid off.”

The lowest prediction comes from Kunal Patel, who predicts a drop from its current price to $409.

The number of Ethereum expected to circulate by the end of the year is 104,397,653. Based on our panelists’ forecasts of value per coin by December 31st, the predicted market cap for Ethereum by the end of 2018 sits at $109.1 billion.

Ethereum predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$800
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,000
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$104.4 billion
My Prediction
“Continuing with my love/hate of Etherum, the team continues to improve the tech and, most important, may indeed remain as the No. 1 smart contract platform. Slowly but surely fixing up the holes in the product.”
Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$620
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$550
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$57.4 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Ethereum is at risk of other coins like EOS doing the same thing, but better. We’ve perhaps already seen the best growth we’re going to see from Ethereum in a while.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$700
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,000
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$104.4 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Every day a new organization discusses their new involvement with the platform. It just continues to grow. It’s tough to not see this take off, unless VB goes to Google.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$371
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$409
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$42.7 billion
Aaron LePoidevin
Every Capital
ETHEREUM PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$700
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,250
Market cap by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$130.5 billion
My Prediction
“Tough month for ETH in May. Likely to remain subdued in the short term before finding support and rebounding. Many use cases still look good.”
Adrian Przelozny
Independent Reserve
ETHEREUM PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$800
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,300
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$135.7 billion
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
ETHEREUM PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$800
Price by
31 Dec 2018
US$1,300
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$135.7 billion
MY PREDICTION
“The $600 mark on ETH has been some minor support/resistance recently. ETH has also held its ground better than some others in the Top 10 and had a very strong run up off the recent lows of $360. The fact is that ETH is still needed for most ICOs. aAnd with Casper in the cards, it may just have a strong June.”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$700
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1,800
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$187.9 billion
MY PREDICTION
“Definitely bullish on it, especially as, and if, they succeed in proving that the moves they are making to scale have paid off.”
Vaibhav Namburi
Five2One
Ethereum PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$440
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$800
Market cap by Dec. 31, 2018
US$83.5 billion
MY PREDICTION
“One of the most important coins in the market due to the abilities of the platform. With the introduction of the Casper system, as well as sharding, everyone’s hope is that the transaction cost becomes minuscule. However, at the same time the counterargument is that there are so many platforms built on Ethereum right now, even Casper won’t solve the problem thoroughly, as it would encourage more traffic in the main chain as to the side chains in the current world. I hope to see a steady rise.”
$572.88
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$659.00+15%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$1,045.44+82%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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

EOS’s price as of May 30, 2018, was $12.49 per unit. By the end of the year, its price is predicted to increase by 206%.

Fred Schebesta predicts EOS to rise as high as $50 by the end of 2018, while Alisa Gus offers the lowest prediction at $23. Schebesta has high hopes of the mainnet, saying once it’s launched, “we’re going to see EOS soar,” adding, “EOS tends to lead market recoveries, and I expect to see it do so this time as well.”

Sitting in the middle with a prediction of $40, Cobb says, “Short term, there is a weekly uptrend. aAnd price is currently back into the ‘cradle’ zone, which is where I trade from. I see no reason technically for the momentum to ease following this recent pullback.”

EOS predictions

Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
EOS PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$25
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$50
MY PREDICTION
“With the mainnet launching this month, we’re going to see EOS soar. EOS tends to lead market recoveries, and I expect to see it do so this time as well.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
EOS PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$15
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$40
MY PREDICTION
“This may have the most potential among the Top 10. They will be switching over to their own network in early June, and that’s when we will see if this has legs. I think it will. At Consensus this year, people spoke about this the most.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
EOS PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$18
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$40
MY PREDICTION
“There isn’t a great deal of data for me to analyze on EOS, which makes any price predictions very hard long term. Short term, there is a weekly uptrend. aAnd price is currently back into the ‘cradle’ zone, which is where I trade from. I see no reason technically for the momentum to ease following this recent pullback.”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
EOS PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$14
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$23
MY PREDICTION
“Can one be prejudiced to a coin? If so, I know I am — to this particular one. It may be the incessant hype about it, or the fact that I don’t like the implantation of its consensus mechanism that draws (in my opinion) an unfair comparison to Ethereum’s capabilities. Or it may be that I feel a lot of fundamental future gains have already been baked into the current pricing. But with so many heavyweights supporting it and it finally being ready to open up its ecosystem, yes, objectively speaking, it will go up.”
$12.49
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$18.00+44%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$38.25+206%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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As of May 30, 2018, IOTA’s price was $1.62. By July 1, 2018, IOTA’s price per unit is expected to range from $0.87 to $2, according to our panelists.

When it comes to our panel’s end-of-year expectations, Kunal Patel holds the lowest prediction at $0.50, while the highest comes from Alisa Gus.

Gus sees IOTA hitting $4.50, saying, “They are making all the right moves. And once Qubic goes live and is demonstrated to be as awesome as the rumors peg it to be, it’s going up, up and away. I don’t think $10 will be crossed this year, but it will do its damnedest to get there.”

IOTA predictions

Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Iota PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.87
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.50
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
iota predictions
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1.4
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1.40
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
iota PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$2.00
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$4.00
MY PREDICTION
“Currently in a strong downtrend, IOTA needs to have the market pick up to help it out. That being said, the entire market tends to move as one anyway. So with my bullish predictions for bitcoin, I would be foolish to be bearish to anything in the Top 10. IOTA for a recovery, along with the rest of the market, by July 1. If bitcoin breaks that $6,450 level, then everything changes!”
Alisa Gus
wishknish
iota PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1.68
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$4.50
MY PREDICTION
“They are making all the right moves. And once Qubic goes live and is demonstrated to be as awesome as the rumors peg it to be, it’s going up, up and away. I don’t think $10 will be crossed this year, but it will do its damnedest to get there”
Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
IOTA PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$1.50
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$2.00
My Prediction
“IOTA should be doing better than it currently is. Tangle is an amazing piece of tech, with great partnerships with large established businesses. It’s on target to be the Internet of Thing’s transactional currency, so no reason to think it’s going anywhere.”
$1.62
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$1.49-8%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$2.48+53%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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Litecoin’s value was $121.04 per unit as of May 30, 2018. The panelists predict its price at $81 to $200 by July 1, 2018. Adrian Przelozny, CEO and founder of Independent Reserve, predicts the highest increase for Litecoin at $250 by December 31, 2018. The lowest comes from Sprout Super founder Clayton Daniel at $50.

Daniel says, “How Litecoin has remained around this long is proof there is little rationale in the crypto. I say this every month: There is no reason for this piece of tech to continue. It provides zero advantages over other niche products gaining market share, and the founder sold out long ago at the top of the market.”

Litecoin predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$100
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$50
My Prediction
“How Litecoin has remained around this long is proof there is little rationale in the crypto. I say this every month: There is no reason for this piece of tech to continue. It provides zero advantages over other niche products gaining market share, and the founder sold out long ago at the top of the market.”
Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$130
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$155
MY PREDICTION
“Litecoin has taken a beating over May, but I expect it to make a small recovery by July 1. The team behind Litecoin is solid, and I’m excited to see how it will handle future competitors.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$120
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$150
MY PREDICTION
“People still have some faith it LTC. I’m watching it, but I’m not as sold on it in the short term as some of the others in the Top 10.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$81
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$89
Adrian Przelozny
Independent Reserve
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$200
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$250
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
Litecoin PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$150
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$200
MY PREDICTION
“LTC has been sitting in a range between $100 and $166 (roughly) for most of the year. I see no reason at this point in time for that to change on the charts.”
$121.04
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$130.17+8%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$149.00+23%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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Monero sits at $158.89 as of May 30, 2018. By July 1, 2018, its price per unit is expected to range from $108 to $180, according to our panelists. By December 31, 2018, the price of Monero is expected to increase to $164.50 on average. Joseph Raczynski is forecasting the highest increase at $250 by the end of the year.

He says, “Zcash and its recent releases, where it has joined some bigger exchanges and will be accepted more widely, has put the hurt on XMR. From what I’ve investigated, I actually like Monero’s code base better, but it’s just not as widely accepted as Zcash right now. That could change some day.”

Monero predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
Monero PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$180
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$200
My Prediction
“Privacy on expenditure has yet to hit the consciousness of the masses yet. We are still surprised by Facebook knowing everything about us — and we are the ones telling them. The moment people add value to increased privacy to expenditure, Monero will be in high demand. This could take years though.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Monero PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$180
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$250
MY PREDICTION
“Zcash and its recent releases, where it has joined some bigger exchanges and will be accepted more widely, has put the hurt on XMR. From what I’ve investigated, I actually like Monero’s code base better, but it’s just not as widely accepted as Zcash right now. That could change some day.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Monero PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$108
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$108
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
monero PREDICTIONS
Price by
1 July 2018
US$125
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$100
MY PREDICTION
“This is a big call, saying I think XMR will lose value. The SEC is getting more and more involved, and I see privacy coins coming under scrutiny this year. Right now, XMR is sitting right on support and could either bounce higher to, say, $250 or move lower. I think more regulatory news may push the break lower, and we will see value drop. It is a big call, I know!”
$158.89
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$148.25Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$433.33+4%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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As of May 30, 2018, NEO’s price was at $52.93. By July 1, 2018, its price per unit is expected to range from $30 to $90, according to our panelists.

NEO is predicted to see a 98% increase by December 31, 2018. Craig Cobb is the most optimistic, predicting an increase in value to $200 by the end of 2018. He says, “Long term, I believe this token will move mountains.”

Kunal Patel expects the coin the drop in value by the end of the year with a prediction of $35.

NEO predictions

Clayton Daniel
SPROUTSUPER.COM.AU
NEO PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$90
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$150
My Prediction
“NEO has dropped on my books over the last month. A recent survey done by the Chinese government placed Ethereum above NEO in regard to the best platform for smart contracts. NEO’s entire basis for value was predicated on Chinese take -up. This is now in question.”
Fred Schebesta
FINDER.COM + hiveex.com
NEO PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$50
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$75
MY PREDICTION
“NEO will continue to be bearish this month, but I see it outliving this current bear market. A number of ICOs will be hosted by NEO this year, and with this, plus it being the platform of choice for Chinese developers, we’ll see an upward trend again.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
NEO PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$55
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$65
MY PREDICTION
“Lots of great stories coming out of Consensus in NYC on this one. Heavily Asian-centric, when it comes to the companies touting it.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
NEO PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$30
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$35
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
nEO PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$75
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$200
Market cap by 31 Dec 2018
US$279.2 billion
MY PREDICTION
“NEO is sitting in a range between $94 and $43. $75 is a hedged bet and a safe call. Long term, I believe this token will move mountains.”
$52.93
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$60.00+13%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$105.00+98%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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The price of Ripple was $0.621 per XRP as of May 30, 2018. The lowest prediction for Ripple by July 1, 2018, comes from Kunal Patel at $0.39, compared with the highest prediction of $0.85 from Joseph Raczynski.

The panelists forecast Ripple to see a 21% increase in price by December 31, 2018. This is more optimistic than last month’s prediction of a 15% price decby the end of the year.

Predicting $1.20, Craig Cobb has the most optimistic prediction for Ripple, saying, “The XRP team seems to have a great knack with manufacturing a move when they need it.”

The lowest prediction comes from Kunal Patel at $0.32.

Ripple predictions

Clayton Daniel
sproutsuper.com.au
Ripple PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.50
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.50
MY PREDICTION
“There’s a lot of issues with Ripple, from its private ownership to the large amount held in trust by the company itself. It is, however, the leading piece of blockchain tech being used by the established finance industry … so it’s not going anywhere.”
Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Ripple PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.85
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.99
MY PREDICTION
“Ripple has the following and the name. If they continue to market the way they have and the POCs continue to work, this may go higher. If people get tired of the story, look out below.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
Ripple PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.8
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$1.20
MY PREDICTION
“The XRP team seem to have a great knack with manufacturing a move when they need it. Pressure on the market as a whole means pressure on XRP. I believe that with the resources they have, along with a market that may look to recover in the later parts of June, XRP will also climb.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Ripple PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.39
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.32
$0.621
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$0.635+2%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$0.753+21%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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Stellar Lumens’s price was $0.293 per XLM as of May 30, 2018. The panelists predict its value to range from $0.19 to $0.40 by July 1, 2018 — a 6% price increase on average.

By the end of the year, Stellar Lumens is expected to see a 42% price increase. The highest prediction of $0.60 comes from Craig Cobb, who explains, “The monthly is still looking reasonably strong. The weekly is under strain but has not yet printed a lower low. Therefore, it’s still not in a downtrend, in my view. I think with a market recovery, XLM will also benefit and grind higher.”

Stellar Lumens predictions

Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
Stellar lumens PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.34
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.45
MY PREDICTION
“This is a project with legs, and the only question is: How long will it take to bear fruit?”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
Stellar lumens PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.40
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.60
MY PREDICTION
“The monthly is still looking reasonably strong. The weekly is under strain but has not yet printed a lower low. Therefore, it’s still not in a downtrend, in my view. I think with a market recovery, XLM will also benefit and grind higher.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
Stellar lumens PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.19
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.20
$0.293
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$0.310+6%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$0.417+40%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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TRON sits at $0.065 as of May 30, 2018. Our panelists are optimistic about TRON, seeing the price increase by 39% by July 1, and 146% by the end of the year.

By December 31, 2018, Joseph Raczynski predicts a low $0.12, saying, “Based on what I’m seeing, they have potential but are still getting their legs”.

The highest prediction comes from Craig Cobb at $2.00, who says, “TRON could surprise everyone this month/year and go bananas. When a token with a market cap the size of TRON doesn’t bleed with the rest of the market in times of negative sentiment, you need to pay attention.”

TRON predictions

Joseph Raczynski
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM
TRON PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.08
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.12
MY PREDICTION
“I’m still trying to figure out their long-term plan. Based on what I’m seeing, they have potential but are still getting their legs.”
Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
TRON PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$0.10
Price by
Dec. 31, 2018
US$0.20
MY PREDICTION
“TRON has held firm in this recent sell-off. Daily, weekly and monthly all look strong. TRON could surprise everyone this month/year and go bananas. When a token with a market cap the size of TRON doesn’t bleed with the rest of the market in times of negative sentiment, you need to pay attention.”
$0.065
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$0.090+39%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$0.160+146%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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VeChain sits at $3.50 as of May 30, 2018. By July 1, 2018, Craig Cobb expects its price per unit to increase by 29% to $4.50.

He expects the price of VeChain to increase by 129% to $8.00 by the end of the year, saying, “Hard to call with pretty messy higher timeframe charts. However, I believe BTC will see a recovery, and with that lift the rest of the market — VeChain included.”

VeChain predictions

Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
TRON PREDICTIONS
Price by
July 1, 2018
US$4.50
Price by
31 Dec 2018
US$8.00
MY PREDICTION
“Hard to call with pretty messy higher timeframe charts. However, I believe BTC will see a recovery, and with that lift the rest of the market —VeChain included.”
$3.50
Current price per unit
as of May 30, 2018, in USD
$4.50+29%
Average price prediction
for July 1, 2018, in USD
$8.00+129%
Average price prediction
for Dec. 31, 2018, in USD

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What’s next?

We asked our panelists for the coins that they think are up-and-coming this year. Here’s what they had to say.

Craig Cobb
TraderCobb.com
“Horizon State. I know enough about this token and it’s team, as well as what they have already got signed up, to believe this will become less of a ‘my little secret’ token to a worldly known and traded company. Real use case that is already doing deals and providing value, it’s a real business doing real business, not just an idea.”
Kunal Patel
Gerson Lehrman Group
“The one to watch is Litecoin. A viable alternative to bitcoin, and one which I believe has a very high potential.”
Clayton Daniel
sproutsuper.com.au
“Enigma. It gives all coins privacy, in my mind providing a major benefit for every piece of tech.”
Joseph Raczynski
JoeTechnologist.com
“0x Project and EOS — they were the talk of the town at Consensus.”
Alisa Gus
WishKnish
“Ripple, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, for all the reasons mentioned.”
Aaron LePoidevin
Every Capital
“I like privacy tokens such as Loki (LOK), which is creating a foundation for the open-source development of privacy-related DAAPs. TrustToken would be another one to watch. as protocols that facilitate fractional ownership and overall transactions will be powerful.”

Methodology and disclaimer

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

  • Some 12.5 bitcoins are reportedly mined every block, with each block taking an average 10 minutes of 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 panellists’ forecasts of value per coin.
  • We calculated the market cap for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum, which report the number of coins available.

We chose our 13 coins using the top 10 coins with the largest market capitalization as reported by CoinMarketCap, plus three of the top coins with the highest social volume as reported by Solume.io on May 22, 2018.

Note that our panelists have holdings in the cryptocurrencies listed below.

Alisa Gus
ETH, XLM, BTC
Joseph Raczynski
Have had most of the Top 10 in the past
Kunal Patel
BTC, ETH
Vaibhav Namburi
ETH, BTC, ADA
Adrian Przelozny
BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, XRP
Clayton Daniel
NEO
Aaron LePoidevin
ASTRO, C20
Craig Cobb
DRGN, ETH, BTC, OMG, VEE, CVC, NEBL, HST
Fred Schebesta
ETH, EOS

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    KabeloMay 21, 2018

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

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      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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