Finder experts see Ethereum doubling by year’s end. Here’s why

Posted: 28 April 2022 5:22 pm

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Ethereum could hit new highs at the end of 2022, according to the industry experts on Finder’s crypto prediction panel.

Ethereum (ETH) last set a new high in November 2021 when it reached $4,800 for the first time since its inception. After that, we saw the cryptocurrency slide to $2,170, losing 54% in six months. This was a huge underperformance compared to the S&P 500, which lost 10% within the same period.

But despite Ether’s performance so far this year, Finder’s panel of industry experts are bullish and believe it will reach new highs within the next eight months.

It could be a huge opportunity

Our experts, polled in April, see Ether reaching $5,783 by the end of 2022. If they are right, you could see double the current price of around $2,900.

This would easily beat investing in the S&P 500, which sees an average gain of about 10% annually.

But it is lower than the last time we surveyed these experts. In January, the average forecast was $6,500 by year’s end.

Some experts see Ethereum even higher in 2022

Lex Sokolin, head economist at ConsenSys, sees Ethereum closing the year at $12,000. Sokolin believes Ethereum’s transition to a proof-of-stake model, a move away from mining new Ethereum, would be the major catalyst.

Other experts see Ether reaching $10,000 this year. Martin Fröhler, the founder and CEO of Morpher, an Ethereum-based trading platform, is one of them.

“Ethereum will undergo the equivalent of three Bitcoin halvings with its merge update,” Fröhler said. This is one of the reasons for his high price target. Another reason, according to Fröhler, is that Ether will become a deflationary asset yielding 5%-10% APY.

Read more about Ethereum’s merge update.

Not every expert thinks Ethereum will make new highs

John Hawkins, a senior lecturer at the University of Canberra, believes Ether will end the year lower, at $2,000 per coin. By 2030, Hawkins expects Ether to be worth around $100.

“Ether (and other non-stablecoin) crypto prices seem to fairly mindlessly follow the Bitcoin (BTC) price and seem to be part of a common speculative bubble,” Hawkins said.

Who are the industry experts in our panel?

Finder’s panel of cryptocurrency experts includes CEOs and founders of blockchain companies, portfolio managers, professors and analysts.

Each quarter, Finder asks these experts about crypto performance over the next year and next decade. For more on what they had to say in April, visit our price prediction path for ETH.

Interested in cryptocurrency? Learn more about the basics with our beginner’s guide to Bitcoin, dive deeper by learning about Ethereum and see what blockchain can do with our simple guide to DeFi.

Kliment Dukovski owns cryptocurrencies as of the publishing date.

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