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Cryptocurrency predictions January 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 January 2019 report, six panelists predict the movement of 11 coins. These include 8 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap — bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP (XRP), EOS (EOS), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Litecoin (LTC), Cardano (ADA) and TRON (TRX) — as well as the three top trending coins, Monero (XMR), Dogecoin (DOGE) and NEO (NEO). Opinions are solely those of our panelists.

Due to market volatility following the Bitcoin Cash fork, both Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) are not included in this month’s analysis.

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 nearly all coins will drop on average by February 1, 2019, except Stellar and Cardano, which they predict will experience growth of 84% and 43%, respectively.

TRON is expected to experience the greatest price decrease this month (-52%), followed by DOGE (-47%) and Litecoin (-35%).

Despite predicted drops over the next month, our panelists are more optimistic for growth over the course of the year. On average, most coins are expected to increase in value by December 31, 2019. Exceptions are DOGE, NEO, Litecoin and TRON, which are predicted to decrease in value by 75%, 26%, 23% and 0.32%, respectively.

The panel is most optimistic for Stellar’s success, with an average predicted increase of 260% by the end of the year. This is followed by Cardano (91%) and bitcoin (84%).

Cryptocurrency Current price per unit (as of Jan. 2, 2019) (USD) Price prediction on Feb. 1, 2019 (USD) Price prediction on Dec. 31, 2019 (USD) % change to Feb. 1, 2019 % change to Dec. 31, 2019
Bitcoin $3,776 $3,494 $6,947 -7% 84%
Cardano $$0.04 $0.06 $0.08 43% 91%
DOGE $0.0024 $0.0013 $0.0006 -47% -75%
Ether $140 $117 $218 -17% 55%
EOS $2.64 $2.32 $4.68 -12% 77%
Litecoin $31.64 $20.61 $24.44 -35% -23%
Monero $47.55 $40.50 $62.39 -15% 31%
NEO $7.67 $5.34 $5.64 -30% -26%
Stellar Lumens $0.114 $0.21 $0.41 84% 260%
TRON $0.0193 $0.0093 $0.0192 -52% -0.32%
XRP $0.36 0.32 0.52 -11% 44%

Market Capitalizations

As for the forecast market capitalizations for bitcoin and Ether, our panel predicts that bitcoin will see the greatest increase in market cap growth by the end of 2019 (53.1%), while Ether is expected to increase 25.4%.

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 Jan. 3, 2019) Market cap at Dec. 31, 2019 Market cap % change to Dec. 31, 2019
Bitcoin $68.4 billion $104.8 billion 53.1%
Ether $16.2 billion $20.32 Billion 25.4%

Our panelists

craig cobb panelist

Craig Cobb

TRADERCOBB.COM

Trader and Founder
@TraderCobb

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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 panelist

Fred Schebesta

FINDER.COM & HIVEEX.COM

CEO and Cofounder
@Schebesta

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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.

Jimmy Song Panelist

Jimmy Song

BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

Venture Partner and Instructor
@jimmysong

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Jimmy Song is a bitcoin core developer, educator and entrepreneur. He is venture partner at Blockchain Capital LLC and teaches bitcoin and blockchain programming at Programming Blockchain.

Alisa Gus, panelist

Alisa Gus

WISHKNISH

CEO
@WhampaChick

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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.

Ben Ritchie, panelist

Ben Ritchie

DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

COO
@br77wa

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Ben Ritchie is COO of Digital Capital Management, a premium digital asset fund. He is also CEO of consulting service Bitcoin Advisors. He previously worked at Deloitte and has built several businesses in the health space.

Joseph Raczynski Panelist

Joseph Raczynski

JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

Technologist, Futurist
@joerazz

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An experienced technology consultant and manager specializing in blockchain technology, Joseph Raczynski helps clients innovate and become forward thinkers in their space. He also specializes in AI, cybersecurity and legal technology.

Who was closest last month?

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Bitcoin hit US$3,844 on January 1, 2019. But did anyone predict it? Miko Matsumura and Craig Cobb were the closest this month, each predicting bitcoin would be valued $4,000 by January 1, 2019. While they didn’t get it spot on, they predicted bitcoin’s price within $156 of it’s actual value. Read their predictions below.

“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.”
“It is literally the hardest market to call right now with the volatility. I don’t think 3000 is off the cards as support lies there. Happy to trade short and see what happens.”
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)

$3,776.32

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$3,494 -7%


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

$6,947 +84%


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

As of January 2, 2019, bitcoin’s price was $3,776. Digital Capital Management COO Ben Ritchie offers the highest prediction for both the end of this month and the end of the year: $4,800 and $9,500, respectively.

Richie explains, “Two things to look out for in 2019 will be whether we will see decoupling of the cryptocurrencies, as to date they have trended in a relatively similar manner. The second is the impact of the traditional markets on cryptocurrencies. Will bitcoin rise if the S&P drops?”

“… These indicators, together with increased network participation, seem to suggest a stabilization of the current price and a slow and steady rise in 2019.”

Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur Jimmy Song predicts the lowest value for February 1, 2019, at $2,103. Song says, “They’re more or less random numbers. Hard to predict without knowing what news comes out between now and then.”

The number of bitcoins expected to circulate by the end of 2019 is 18,109,200, 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 $104.8 billion.

Ben RitchieAuthor
DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$4,800 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$9,500 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$172 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“We appear to have reached capitulation in the markets in November 2018. Questions remain: Will the markets recover, and, if so, how quickly and to what levels? Two things to look out for in 2019 will be whether we will see decoupling of the cryptocurrencies, as to date they have trended in a relatively similar manner. The second is the impact of the traditional markets on cryptocurrencies. Will bitcoin rise if the S&P drops? On-ramp and off-ramps to purchasing cryptocurrencies will improve in 2019 with Bakkt and Fidelity Group entering the market. However, I do not believe we will see many institutional investors enter for some time yet. It will bring investors with a higher risk appetite, such as family offices and hedge funds, together with transactional businesses into the market and gain exposure to bitcoin in particular. Bitcoin NVT Signals are currently below 100 after having spent only three months below these levels in 2018. These indicators, together with increased network participation, seem to suggest a stabilization of the current price and a slow and steady rise in 2019.”

Joe RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$3,500 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$8,000 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

$144.87 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“We are entering a new period with bitcoin. Many of the institutional players have said they are done with this experiment (publicly), which may be the case. I think privately, some other hedge funds and other institutions will continue to invest during this lower period. However, I do believe this is temporary. If there are any dramatic shifts with the economy (the expectation is slightly more likely than not), bitcoin will be a safe haven. I feel like the economy will begin to change in 2019. And this will, in part, help BTC grow.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$4,400 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$8,000 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$144.87 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I still think there’s life to this old beast — but how much life? It will rise, no doubt about that. But even the bearish pressure on the global stock market doesn’t seem to have a lasting effect, as doesn’t the easing of the difficulty of the validating algorithm. With all this, it’s hard right now to see much of a light at the end of this tunnel.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$4,000 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Hard to call right now, with weekly still looking bearish and the daily just sliding sideways. January will likely be interest, yet slightly slow.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$2,103 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$6,473 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$117.2 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“They’re more or less random numbers. Hard to predict without knowing what news comes out between now and then.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$2,160 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$2,760 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$50 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

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

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Cardano (ADA)

$0.041878

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$0.06 +43%


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

$0.08 +91%


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

As of January 2, 2019, Cardano was valued at $0.04 per unit. At 43%, Cardano is one of two coins expected to see an increase over the next month. It is also expected to see continued growth in 2019, with a projected increase of 91% to $0.08.

CEO and cofounder of Finder and HiveEx.com Fred Schebesta offers the highest prediction for both February 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019, at $0.13 and $0.16, respectively.

Jimmy Song predicts the lowest value for both February 1st and the end of this year: $0.01 for both timeframes.

Technologist and futurist Joseph Raczynski offers a prediction somewhere between Schebesta’s and Song’s: $0.05 for February 1st and $0.08 for December 31st. He explains, “Another great project still looking to bake more projects in search for the killer app.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.13 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.16 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.05 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.08 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Another great project still looking to bake more projects in search for the killer app.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$0.01 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.01 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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Dogecoin (DOGE)

$0.00237

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$0.0013 -47%


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

$0.0006 -75%


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

Dogecoin was valued at $0.0024 as of January 2, 2019. DOGE is expected to see a fall over the next month, as well as by the end of the year. Our panelists expect DOGE to drop an average 47% by February 1, 2019. The coin is also expected to fall 75% by the end of the year to $0.0006.

Joseph Raczynski says, “Sadly, I believe this is destined to go to the dogs. Nothing here, even according to the person who created it.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.002 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.001 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Sadly, I believe this is destined to go to the dogs. Nothing here, even according to the person who created it.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$0.0005 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.00019 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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Ether (ETH)

$140.05

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$117 -17%


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

$218 +55%


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

Ether’s price was $140 as of January 2, 2019. On average, Ether is projected to fall to $117 by February 1, 2019 — a decrease of 17%. However, our panelists expect Ether to increase in value over the year to $218 — an increase of 55%.

Ben Ritchie gives the highest prediction for both February 1st and December 31st: $185 and $500, respectively. He says, “Ethereum was heavily sold in 2018, with many ICOs liquidating their positions in the hope to preserve some value to build their projects. Ethereum developers continue to push ahead with exciting projects that will improve the networks operation, including Casper, Sharding, Raiden Network and Plasma.

“… All in all, it should be a positive year ahead for ETH, and it should regain status as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.”

Jimmy Song is far more bearish, predicting a value of just $42 for February 1st and $47 for end of 2019. He says, “The great altcoin winter is here.”

The amount of Ether expected to circulate by the end of this year is 111,983,771. 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 $20.32 billion.

Ben RitchieAuthor
DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$185 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$500 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$55.99 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Ethereum was heavily sold in 2018, with many ICOs liquidating their positions in the hope to preserve some value to build their projects. Ethereum developers continue to push ahead with exciting projects that will improve the networks operation, including Casper, Sharding, Raiden Network and Plasma. Even more exciting are the number of corporations currently building or looking to build on Ethereum, as evidenced from the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance. Security Token Infrastructure is largely being built on Ethereum also, and this could see an increased demand on ETH as some of these projects commence raising in 2019. All in all, it should be a positive year ahead for ETH, and it should regain status as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$130 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$250 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

$28 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Ether is an enigma right now. Everyone who ran an ICO used ETH. Now they have all cashed out, leading to its rapid fall. I believe we’re probably through the worst with ETH. The question is, will the next phase of dapps fill the void for the use of this utility token, compared to the run-up with the ICOs? I believe it will, so long as the development team continues to build on their past success, transactions per second, security, privacy, etc. ETH has the potential for huge upside in 10 years, or it could be Betamax incarnate. I believe in scenario No. 1.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$125 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$210 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$23.52 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The rally today proved there is very much a momentum and an interest in propping up the venerable coin. Yet, this said, the sting of failed ICOs weighs heavily here, not to them the recent peer review of Casper update, which can’t but threaten the price, even should the bulls prevail on the BTC front.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$42 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$47 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$5.26 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The great altcoin winter is here.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$150 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The weekly is back in the cradle zone, but with strong divergence. This doesn’t mean it will rise in value, but the daily is still holding well, and ETH has been a top performer in the month of December. January may see this continue.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$67.20 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$81.60 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

$9.14 billion USDMarket cap by
Dec. 31, 2019

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

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EOS (EOS)

$2.64

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$2.32 -12%


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

$4.68 +77%


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

As of January 2, 2019, EOS’s price was $2.64 per coin. Our panelists predict EOS will see a slight decrease of 12% by February 1st, followed by a spurt of growth throughout the year, with a projected value of $4.68 by December 31, 2019 — an increase of 77%.

Fred Schebesta offers one of the lowest predictions for both February 1st and end of year: $1.49 and $1.87, respectively.

Ben Ritchie is more optimistic, providing predictions of $3.20 for February 1st and $10 for December 31st. He explains, “EOS has a bright future ahead. However, it may be another year or two before it starts to fully gather adoption.”

Joseph Raczynski is similarly optimistic for the future of the coin, predicting a value of $2.70 for February 1st and $5 for December 31st. He says, “Yet another project where people are looking for formal use cases that work. This one, though more centralized, has potential.”
Ben RitchieAuthor
DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$3.20 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$10 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Seven months after the launch of the mainnet, EOS has experienced most problems every new public blockchain has experienced. They continue to work through these with the broad and deep community they have established, which is spearhead by the block producers. EOS closed out its yearlong ICO in June 2018 with a significant war chest that will see them foster development and use of their network for many years. It is predicted that there will be many projects that transition from Ethereum to EOS in 2019. However, this will not slow Ethereum’s progress. EOS has a bright future ahead. However, it may be another year or two before it starts to fully gather adoption.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$3.10 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$5.64 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“EOS is doing what it promised to do. Now, do I like its methods? I still don’t. But it is proving a fairly stable alternative to Ethereum. And if that spurs some friendly competition — I say it’s all to the good.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$2.70 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$5 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Yet another project where people are looking for formal use cases that work. This one, though more centralized, has potential.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$1.09 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.89 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$1.49 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$1.87 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

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

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Litecoin (LTC)

$31.64

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$20.61 -35%


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

$24.44 -23%


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

Litecoin’s value was $31.64 as of January 2, 2019. The panelists expect Litecoin to see a 35% drop in value by February 1, 2019, to $20.60. From there, the coin is expected to increase slightly to $24 by December 31, 2019. However, that’s still a 23% drop from its current value.

Joseph Raczynski predicts the highest value for Litecoin by February 1st at $30 and by December 31st at $40. He says, “LTC has a number of things going for it, but I am not certain this has long-term sustainability. Their marketing is starting to spend some money. You will see Litecoin sponsoring sporting events in the near future. That all said, it is one of the most accessible and easily tradable coins, so it could continue to echo BTC.”

Fred Schebesta offers the lowest prediction in value for both February 1st and December 31st: $13.10 and $14.57, respectively.
Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$13.09 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$14.57 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$30 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$40 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“LTC has a number of things going for it, but I am not certain this has long-term sustainability. Their marketing is starting to spend some money. You will see Litecoin sponsoring sporting events in the near future. That all said, it is one of the most accessible and easily tradable coins, so it could continue to echo BTC.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$18.74 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$18.74 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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Monero (XMR)

$47.55

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$40.50 -15%


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

$62.39 +31%


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

As of January 2, 2019, Monero’s price was $47.55. Our panelists expect Monero to fall to $40.50 over the next month, before increasing to $62.39 by the end of the year. Jimmy Song gives the lowest prediction of $27 by February 1st and $24.77 by December 31st.

In contrast, Joseph Raczynski predicts $54 by February 1st and $100 by December 31st. He explains, “Another tough one to call. Great project, but as some of the bigger currencies work on their ‘privacy’ components, will XMR get squeezed? I hope not, because I am a Monero believer.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$54 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$100 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Another tough one to call. Great project, but as some of the bigger currencies work on their ‘privacy’ components, will XMR get squeezed? I hope not, because I am a Monero believer.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$27 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$24.77 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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NEO (NEO)

$7.67

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$5.34 -30%


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

$5.64 -26%


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

The price of NEO was $7.67 per coin as of January 2, 2019. NEO is expected to drop 30% by February 1, 2019, to $5.34. The coin is expected to fall 26% by the end of 2019 — the second-greatest decrease in value of all coins surveyed this month.

Jimmy Song offers the lowest predictions for NEO at $2.77 by February 1st and $1.27 by December 31st. Raczynski is more optimistic, predicting $7.90 for February 1st and $10 for December 31st. He explains, “Good potential here from the Asian market. It competes against ETH.”
Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$7.90 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$10 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Good potential here from the Asian market. It competes against ETH.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$2.77 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$1.27 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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Stellar Lumens (XLM)

$0.11401

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$0.21 +84%


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

$0.41 +260%


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

The price for Stellar Lumens was $0.114 per coin as of January 2, 2019. Stellar is picked to see the greatest growth both over the next month and by the end of 2019. The panelists forecast Stellar Lumens to increase to $0.21 by February 1, 2019 — an increase of 84%. The coin is also expected to see growth of 260% to $0.41 by the end of this year.

Fred Schebesta predicts the highest value for February 1, 2019, at $0.67. He also predicts the highest value for the end of 2019, at $0.82.

Ben Ritchie believes Stellar will be valued at $0.14 by February 1st and $0.35 by December 31st. Richie explains, “Stellar Lumens has gained a large amount of respect in 2018, as it continues to build a public blockchain that solves problems. Despite not being Turing complete, many businesses are attracted to it for its programming language, costs and support.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$0.10 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Unfortunately, XLM, having broken from a strong base, now looks a bit weak on the charts. And, therefore, I see $0.10.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.13 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.30 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Stellar is also in growth mode, working on a scalable blockchain, looking for projects that can take off. This could be the year.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.21 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.55 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Do I still remember a time when Stellar was flirting with 1 USD. Of course: That was when BTC — and market sentiment — was sky high. These days, given its reliance on BTC adjacent pricing, I can’t see it flying as high as its ought to be just yet. Finger crossed, it ends up finding its independence soon, perhaps coupled with some fundamentals being announced to give it an oomph.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$0.01 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.01 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“No idea, just guessing on this one. But probably will go down.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$0.67 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.82 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Ben RitchieAuthor
DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$0.14 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.35 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Stellar Lumens has gained a large amount of respect in 2018, as it continues to build a public blockchain that solves problems. Despite not being Turing complete, many businesses are attracted to it for its programming language, costs and support.”

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

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TRON (TRX)

$0.019262

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$0.0093 -52%


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

$0.0192 -0.32%


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

The price for TRON was $0.0193 per coin as of January 2, 2019. TRON is expected to see the greatest decrease over the next month, down 52% to $0.0093. It is also expected to see a slight decrease of 0.32% over the next year to $0.0192.

Joseph Raczynski believes TRON will be valued $0.022 by February 1st and $0.05 by December 31st. He explains, “The latest news coming out of the TRON game is transaction speed, which is what most projects are trying to figure out. If they indeed have passed a milestone in speed, this will tick up.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM

$0.0048 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.0072 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.022 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.05 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The latest news coming out of the TRON game is transaction speed, which is what most projects are trying to figure out. If they indeed have passed a milestone in speed, this will tick up.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$0.001 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.0005 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Altcoin winter.”

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

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XRP (XRP)

$0.359919

Current price per unit
as of Jan. 2, 2019, in USD

$0.32 -11%


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

$0.52 +44%


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

The price of XRP was $0.36 as of January 2, 2019. The panelists predict a drop of 11% by February 1, 2019, to $0.32. However, the coin is expected to see growth throughout 2019, with a predicted increase of 44% to $0.52 by December 31, 2019.

All our panelists believe XRP will remain under $1 by February 1, 2019, as well as throughout the year. Raczynski offers the highest prediction by December 31, 2019, at $0.80. He comments, “Projects continue to grow in number with XRP. As these transition to derive more utility, XRP will benefit.”

Jimmy Song predicts among the lowest values for both February 1st and December 31st: $0.15 and $0.08, respectively. He says, “I think it’ll go down. That’s about all I predict.”
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$0.34 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“After a strong push to the upside toward the end of the year, the weekly seems to be dropping back after pulling back into the cradle zone short.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.40 USD Price by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.80 USD Price by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Projects continue to grow in number with XRP. As these transition to derive more utility, XRP will benefit.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.43 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.78 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“This is an example of currency that has largely decoupled itself from BTC’s wagon and is standing firmly on its own merits. And what merits these are! With good news and developments and partnerships regularly announced, a lot of the pricing is already baked in. But there’s room to go higher still.”

Jimmy SongAuthor
BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN

$0.15 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.08 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I think it’ll go down. That’s about all I predict.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER and HIVEEX.COM

$0.14 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.19 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019
Ben RitchieAuthor
DIGITAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$0.45 USDPrice by
Feb. 1, 2019

$0.75 USDPrice by
Dec. 31, 2019

MY PREDICTION

“XRP has one of the largest and most coordinated group of developers of all cryptocurrencies in Ripple Labs. They have announced some infrastructure tech in 2018 — including the recent XRP Text, which allows a user to transfer XRP via text message. XRP has many factors that impact its pricing, including its relative centralization of ownership, uncertainty of its future use in the Ripple Banking Network and the heavy use of market makers. This traditionally makes it difficult to forecast the XRP price. However, almost a certainty is that XRP will follow its traditional pattern and undergo another pump and dump in 2019.”

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

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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 this year.

  • Alisa Gus“EOS, Cardano, XRP, Knish — well, as to the last … we’re about to launch, are we not? And I am nothing if not hella excited.”Alisa Gus
  • Craig Cobb“Bitcoin. Because the world is becoming more and more strange and uncertain. Markets are shaky and falling, and with this, I can see the education in bitcoin increasing and growing.”Craig Cobb
  • Joseph Raczynski“Securitized tokens will become much bigger in 2019. This is the next great phase of this experiment.”Joseph Raczynski
  • Jimmy Song“Bitcoin or grin.”Jimmy Song

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 and Ether, which report the number of coins available.

We chose 11 coins using the top 10 with the largest market capitalization reported by CoinMarketCap (excluding Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV) plus three of the top coins with the highest social volume reported by Solume.io as of December 17, 2018. Two of the top 10 coins — Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV — were excluded from the analysis due to market volatility following the fork toward the end of 2018.

All prices listed were taken according to Australian EST.

Note that our panelists have holdings in the following cryptocurrencies:

  • Craig CobbBTC, ADA, ETH, XLM.
  • Alisa GusBTC, ETH, Knish.
  • Fred SchebestaETH, EOS.
  • Joseph RaczynskiAt one point I have owned some of the top 10.
  • Jimmy SongBTC.

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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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