Cryptocurrency predictions October 2018 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 2018 cryptocurrency predictions, and we’ll release a new set of insights every month.

Read on for 2018 cryptocurrency predictions from finder.com’s panellists.

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This month

For our October 2018 report, nine panellists predict the movements of the top 10 coins. The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap are bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Cardano (ADA), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), EOS (EOS), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), XRP (XRP) and Stellar Lumens (XLM).

2019 outlook

This month, we asked our panellists for not only coin forecasts for 1 November and end of the year, but also their 2019 outlook as well. Opinions are solely those of our panellists.

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

Which coins are expected to see the highest growth by November and end of 2019?

Of the 10 coins, our panellists forecast Monero will experience the greatest average price growth this month (43%), followed by Ethereum (37%) and Stellar Lumens (33%).

Cardano is expected to see the greatest price growth by the end of the year at 159%, followed closely by Monero (93%) and Ethereum (79%).

This month, we also asked our panellists to forecast the value of the top 10 coins by the end of 2019. They expect that most coins will see an average increase in value by the end of next year, with the exception of Litecoin, which they predict will decrease in value by 3%.

The panel is most optimistic for Cardano’s success, with an average predicted value increase of 327% by the end of next year, followed closely by Ethereum (305%) and Monero (295%).

Cryptocurrency Current price per unit (as of 26 Sept 2018) (USD) Price prediction on 1 Nov 2018 (USD) Price prediction on 31 Dec 2018 (USD) Price prediction on 31 Dec 2019 (USD) % change to 1 Nov 2018 % change to 31 Dec 2018 % change to 31 Dec 2019
Bitcoin $6,413 $7,340 $10,319 $20,531 14% 61% 220%
Bitcoin Cash $434 $440 $513 $617 1% 18% 42%
Cardano $0.08 $0.10 $0.20 $0.33 29% 159% 327%
Dash $185 $222 $247 $300 20% 34% 62%
Ethereum $210 $288 $376 $850 37% 79% 305%
EOS $5.29 $5.34 $6.14 $9.75 1% 16% 84%
Litecoin $57 $55 $60 $55 -3% 6% -3%
Monero $114 $163 $220 $450 43% 93% 295%
XRP $0.50 $0.46 $0.46 $0.72 -8% -8% 45%
Stellar Lumens $0.24 $0.32 $0.38 $0.48 33% 57% 99%

As for the forecast market capitalisations for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum — the only coins of the 10 with a reported number of coins available by 31 December 2018 — our panel predicts Ethereum will see the greatest increase in market cap growth by the end of 2018 (79%).

Bitcoin follows with a 62% increase, while Bitcoin Cash is picked to come in at 17%.

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

Cryptocurrency Current market cap
(as of 26 Sept 2018)
Market cap on 31 Dec 2018 Market cap % change
to 31 Dec 2018
Bitcoin $111.7 billion $180.7 billion 62%
Ethereum $21.8 billion $39.2 billion 79%
Bitcoin Cash $7.7 billion $9.0 billion 17%

Our panellists

craig cobb panellist

Craig Cobb

TRADERCOBB.COM

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.AU

Cofounder
@Schebesta

+ Full bio

Fred Schebesta is cofounder of personal finance comparison website finder.com.au. Fred is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, mentor, cryptocurrency advocate and regular on the start-up speaker circuit.

Joseph Raczynski Panellist

Joseph Raczynski

JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

Technologist, Futurist
@joerazz

+ Full bio

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

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.

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.

Joerg Molt, panellist

Joerg Molt

SATOSHI SCHOOL

CEO
@satoshischool1

+ Full bio

Joerg Molt is the 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.

Richard Galvin, panellist

Richard Galvin

DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

CEO
@richwgalvin

+ Full bio

Richard Galvin is CEO of Digital Asset Capital Management, an investment manager in the digital currency sector. He previously worked in an executive director capacity at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs.

Nir Rozin, panellist

Nir Rozin

SPACESHIP DEALERS

Founder
+ Full bio

Nir Rozin is the founder of Spaceship Dealers, a crypto investment fund and venture capital advisory. With more than four years in cryptocurrency investments, he also works in an advisory capacity at Blockium.

Genson Glier

BLOCKTOKEN

CEO and C-founder
@BlockTokenAI

+ Full bio

Genson Glier is cofounder and CEO of BlockToken.ai, a next-generation token issuance platform that aims to simplify ICOs. Glier also works with Kapitalized ICO Advisory, helping early-state ventures grow.

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)

$6,413

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$7,340 +14%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$10,319 +61%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$20,531 +220%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

As of 26 September 2018, bitcoin’s price was $6,413. Cofounder at Satoshi School Joerg Molt predicts the highest value for 1 November 2018, at $9,000.

As for 2018 performance overall, a majority of panellists expect BTC to be valued at around the $10,000 mark, with 5 of the 9 panellists predicting between $10,000 and $12,367. Joerg Molt gives a far more bullish prediction for the end of 2018 at $20,000.

BitBull Capital COO Sarah Bergstrand, Spaceship Dealers founder Nir Rozin, and finder.com.au CEO and cofounder Fred Schebesta provide more conservative predictions ranging from just $5,200 to $8,000.

When it comes to predictions for the end of 2019, our panellists predict BTC at an average $20,531. Two panellists predict BTC will be valued at $40,000, while Schebesta gives the lowest prediction for the end of 2019 at just $8,100.

Though he’s not as optimistic about the end of 2019, Schebesta believes things could change going into 2020. He reveals, “I think BTC could potentially hit bigger figures by the year 2020. But for the next year or two, it’ll still be hovering just under the $10K mark. But then again, the end of 2019 is essentially a millennia away.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$6,500 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$10,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$175.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“In a sideways market, it’s very hard to make any prediction.”

Fred SchebestaAuthor
FINDER.COM.AU

$6,200 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$5,200 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$8,100 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$91.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“I think BTC could potentially hit bigger figures by the year 2020. But for the next year or two, it’ll still be hovering just under the $10K mark. But then again, the end of 2019 is essentially a millennia away.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$7,600 USD Price by
1 Nov 2018

$10,000 USD Price by
31 Dec 2018

$17,000 USD Price by
31 Dec 2019

$175.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Most of the bears are sleeping. While there will be some ebbing and flowing, the flowing will prevail. The SEC will likely create drama in this space for the next several months.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$7,500 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$10,800 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$13,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$189.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“I am bullish in the short to medium term, but would be surprised if it reaches $25K, like some investors are suggesting.”

Sarah BergstrandAuthor
BITBULL CAPITAL

$7,500 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$6,500 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$13,400 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$113.8 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I think bitcoin will continue to stay between $6K and $8K for at least the next six months.”

Joerg MoltAuthor
SATOSHI SCHOOL

$9,000 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$20,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$40,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$350.2 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“We saw several bull runs stopped by futures contracts, but also the ask growing rapidly through economy crises. The ETF will be denied and losses from futures will be even higher, but it won’t stop bitcoin from growing fast.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$7,500 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$10,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$15,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$175.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“I expect bitcoin to be range-bound until later in the year, with a rally into the Christmas/New Year period.”

Nir RozinAuthor
SPACESHIP DEALERS

$7,100 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$8,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$40,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$140.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018
Genson GlierAuthor
BLOCKTOKEN

$7,164 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$12,367 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$17,749 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$216.5 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Even though there has been a slight dip in the price, it is still similar to last year’s prices. And with bitcoin potentially becoming an ETF, that will increase its overall value.”

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

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

$435

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$440 +1%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$513 +18%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$617 +42%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

As of 26 September 2018, Bitcoin Cash’s price was $435. By 1 November 2018, its average price per unit is expected to be $440. By the end of 2018, the average price of Bitcoin Cash is expected to rise by 18%.

The highest prediction comes from WishKnish CEO Alisa Gus, who predicts an increase in this coin’s value to $690. Gus also predicts the highest value for the end of 2019 at $900.

Technologist Joseph Kaczynski provides the next highest prediction for end of the year and end of 2019 at $600 and $800, respectively. He says, “Still waiting to see how this guy goes. She lost my confidence with the 51% attack. It will likely drift higher with the rest of the field.”

The amount of Bitcoin Cash expected to circulate by the end of the year is 17,541,638. This allows us to work out the market capitalisation for 31 December 2018. Based on our panellists’ forecasts of value per coin by 31 December 2018, the predicted market cap for Bitcoin Cash by the end of 2018 is $9 billion.

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$500 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$600 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$800 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$10.5 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Still waiting to see how this guy goes. She lost my confidence with the 51% attack. It will likely drift higher with the rest of the field.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$520 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$690 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$900 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$12.1 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Again, I feel this month like in months before: the BCH just follows the trajectory of BTC … And unless something fundamental changes, I don’t see that this will not be the case a year from now.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$300 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$250 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$150 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$4.4 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

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

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Cardano (ADA)

$0.08

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$0.10 +29%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$0.20 +159%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$0.33 +327%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

As of 26 September 2018, Cardano’s price was $0.08 per unit. It’s expected to hit $0.10 by 1 November 2018, an increase of 29%. Cardano is then expected to double in price to $0.20 by the end of 2018 – the biggest projected increase for end of year at 159%. Cardano is also expected to see the biggest increase by the end of 2019 at 327%.

Richard Galvin gives the highest prediction for both 1 November and the end of 2018, with forecasts of $0.15 and $0.30, respectively. He also provides a bullish prediction for the end of 2019: $0.50 — or a whopping 525% increase from its current price.

Joseph Raczynski provides a more conservative stance on the coin, though he remains optimistic. He foresees progressive growth for Cardano, offering predictions of $0.09 for 1 November, $0.10 for end of 2018 and $0.15 by the end of 2019. He explains, “Slow and steady she rises. There is some promise with this crypto.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.09 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.10 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.15 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Slow and steady she rises. There is some promise with this crypto.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$0.15 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.30 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.50 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$0.05 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Weekly down trend is strong right now, so I have to go with the trend.”

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

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Dash (DASH)

$185

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$222 +20%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$247 +34%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$300 +62%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

Dash’s current price was $185 per unit as of 26 September 2018. The coin is expected to see a 20% increase by 1 November 2018, with the panellists predicting its value to reach $222. The panellists are also optimistic for long-term growth, with a projected increase of 34% by the end of the year and of 62% for the end of 2019.

Joseph Raczynski expects Dash to slightly rise over the short term, offering a prediction of $194 for 1 November 2018, and the end of 2018. He also has a positive long-term outlook for the coin, predicting its value at $250 by the end of next year. He explains, “A crowd favourite, I think this will rise and fall but end up being slightly higher than it is today.”

Richard Galvin is even more bullish than Raczynski, predicting Dash to rise to $250 by 1 November 2018. He predicts steady growth for the coin long term, offering a prediction of $300 for the end of 2018, before another increase to $350 by the end of 2019.

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$194 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$194 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$250 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“A crowd favourite, I think this will rise and fall but end up being slightly higher than it is today.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$250 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$300 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$350 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

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Ethereum (ETH)

$210

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$288 +37%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$376 +79%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$850 +305%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

Ethereum’s price was $210 as of 26 September 2018. On average, Ethereum is projected to hit $288 by 1 November 2018.

Ethereum is expected to see the second greatest increase in value at 305% by the end of 2019. Joseph Raczynski and Nir Rozin predict the highest value for the end of 2019 at $1,200.

Raczynski explains, “Again, this is one of the best positioned of all the cryptocurrencies on the market. Nearly every large organisation is using it to test their own POCs. They have more developers than any other organisation. Still think this is one of the best long-term plays of all.”

Alisa Gus takes a more conservative stance on the coin, predicting a value of just $500 for the end of 2019. She explains, “I want to see it do well, but it will have to show significant improvement with the upcoming update to stay competitive.”

The number of Ethereum expected to circulate by the end of the year is 104,264,727. Based on our panellists’ forecasts of value per coin by 31 December, the predicted market cap for Ethereum by the end of 2018 sits at $39.2 billion. With a rise of 79%, this is the biggest increase in projected market capitalisation when compared to bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$300 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$400 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$1200 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$41.7 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Again, this is one of the best positioned of all the cryptocurrencies on the market. Nearly every large organisation is using it to test their own POCs. They have more developers than any other organisation. Still think this is one of the best long-term plays of all.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$310 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$380 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$500 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$39.6 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“I want to see it do well, but it will have to show significant improvement with the upcoming update to stay competitive.”

Sarah BergstrandAuthor
BITBULL CAPITAL

$400 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$400 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$1,000 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$41.7 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I think ETH will continue to stay between $200 and $500 for the next six months.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$250 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$300 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$350 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$31.3 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018
Nir RozinAuthor
SPACESHIP DEALERS

$320 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$400 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$1,200 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

$41.7 billion USDMarket cap by
31 Dec 2018
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$150 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Overall ETH is bearish, so based on that I think lower.”

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

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EOS (EOS)

$5.29

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$5.34 +1%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$6.14 +16%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$9.75 +84%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

As of 26 September 2018, EOS’s price was $5.29 per coin. Despite a slight 1% projected increase over the next month, our panellists predict EOS will rise by 16% to $6.14 by 31 December 2018. The coin is expected to see healthy growth by the end of 2019, with a projected increase of 84% to $9.75.

Joseph Raczynski gives bullish predictions for EOS, citing the highest predictions overall. He expects EOS to hit $6.50 by November 1st before slowly inching to $7.80 by 31 December 2018. He then anticipates EOS to reach as high as $19 by the end of 2019.

On his bullish stance, Raczynski explains, “Hiccups aside, this fella has potential, so long as they figure out what they are doing to combat the idea that few hands control the many. I know they have a new plan, but this is a wait and see. The general feeling is that this could take off.”

TraderCobb founder Craig Cobb offers the lowest prediction for 1 November 2018, at just $4. He explains, “Very sideways to down at the moment, and with the market looking like this across the board, it’s hard to buck that trend.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$6.50 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$7.80 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$19.00USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Hiccups aside, this fella has potential, so long as they figure out what they are doing to combat the idea that few hands control the many. I know they have a new plan, but this is a wait and see. The general feeling is that this could take off.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$5.85 USDPrice by
1 Nov, 2018

$6.11 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$8.25 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“To be frank, not sure that EOS will be $8.25 long term. .. It might shoot up if things go well or tank altogether if they continue as they are. Time will tell, but so far I just don’t have faith in the coin and am largely valuing it against BTC.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$5.00 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$4.50 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$2.00 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$4.00 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Very sideways to down at the moment, and with the market looking like this across the board, it’s hard to buck that trend.”

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

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Litecoin (LTC)

$57

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$55 -3%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$60 +6%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$55 -3%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

Litecoin’s value was $57 as of 26 September 2018. The panellists predict its price to decrease by 3% over the next month before rising by 6% by 31 December 2018.

Litecoin is the only coin predicted for a drop over the long term, with a projected decrease of 3% by the end of 2019. However, Joseph Raczynski is optimistic, with a projected value of $70 by 31 December 2018, and $100 by the end of 2019. He explains, “I want to like this one, but it just doesn’t make as much sense to me. I have not seen any real-world use for it as of yet that resonates. If you have some good practical uses, please write me.”

Craig Cobb predicts $50 per coin for 1 November 2018. He explains that because the chart is messy, it’s difficult to predict anything other than short term.

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$65 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$70 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$100 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“I want to like this one, but it just doesn’t make as much sense to me. I have not seen any real-world use for it as of yet that resonates. If you have some good practical uses, please write me.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$50 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Another messy chart. Hard to predict anything other than short term.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$50 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$50 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$10 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

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

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Monero (XMR)

$114

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$163 +43%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$220 +93%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

$450 +295%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

As of 26 September 2018, Monero’s price was $114. Monero is forecast to experience the great increase over the next month to $163, an increase of 43%. Monero is also expected to see one of the greatest increases by the end of 2018 and 2019 — at 93% and 295%, respectively.

Richard Galvin offers the most bullish predictions for Monero, with a forecast of $250 for 1 November 2018. He is also bullish when it comes to long-term predictions, forecasting a rise to $300 by the end of 2018 and a whopping $700 by the end of 2019.

Craig Cobb is less optimistic, offering a prediction of just $100 for 1 November 2018. Joseph Raczynski predicts a slightly higher $140 for 1 November. Raczynski explains, “Still being used by most of the underworld, this is the quiet giant. At some point, until one of the big cryptos evolve their ‘privacy’ algo, this is a good bet.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$140 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$140 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$200 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“Still being used by most of the underworld, this is the quiet giant. At some point, until one of the big cryptos evolve their ‘privacy’ algo, this is a good bet.”

Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$100 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“Another very sideways market. If it continues then $100 is a reliable round number.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$250 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$300 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$700 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

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

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XRP (XRP)

$0.50

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$0.46 -8%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$0.46 -8%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$0.72 +45%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

The price of XRP was $0.50 as of 26 September 2018. The panellists predict a short-term decrease over the next month and continuing into the end of the year, projecting an 8% drop in value. However, the long-term outlook for XRP is more positive, with an expected increase of 45% by the end of 2019.

Alisa Gus gives a fairly bearish prediction of $0.43 for the end of 2018. However, she expects the value to rise over the long term, predicting $0.87 for the end of 2019.

Gus says, “The expectation of the new product and partnerships has already been baked into this ultra-short-term forecast, and the expectation rarely matches reality. But medium to long term, it will definitely continue to rise.”

Joseph Raczynski offers the highest prediction for 1 November 2018, at $0.58. He also predicts the highest value of $1 for end of 2019. He attributes the growth to the company’s marketing expertise and popularity with large organisations.

Raczynski explains, “They are a marketing behemoth. They have good tech, but I still wonder about the technicals as a true decentralised play. Nonetheless, large organisations are testing it with more frequency, which says something. Perhaps Ripple is the hybrid blockchain play, which makes the traditional players feel comfortable before the deep dive into true decentralisation.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.58 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.65 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$1.00 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“They are a marketing behemoth. They have good tech, but I still wonder about the technicals as a true decentralised play. Nonetheless, large organisations are testing it with more frequency, which says something. Perhaps Ripple is the hybrid blockchain play, which makes the traditional players feel comfortable before the deep dive into true decentralisation.”

Alisa GusAuthor
WISHKNISH

$0.54 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.43 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.87 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“The expectation of the new product and partnerships has already been baked into this ultra-short-term forecast, and the expectation rarely matches reality. But medium to long term, it will definitely continue to rise.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$0.30 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.30 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.30 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$0.40 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“A recent runup based on rumour, so a pullback is likely if the rumour doesn’t play out to be true.”

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

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Stellar (XLM)

$0.24

Current price per unit
as of 26 Sept 2018, in USD

$0.32 +33%


Average price prediction
for 1 Nov 2018, in USD

$0.38 +57%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2018, in USD

$0.48 +99%


Average price prediction
for 31 Dec 2019, in USD

The price for Stellar Lumens was $0.24 per coin as of 26 September 2018. The panellists forecast Stellar Lumens to increase to $0.32 by 1 November 2018 — an increase of 33%. Stellar is expected to see gradual growth moving into the end of 2018, and projections for the end of 2019 show that panellists expect steady growth long term. Stellar Lumens is expected to hit $0.38 by the end of 2018 and $0.48 by the end of 2019.

Joseph Raczynski provides the most bullish prediction, with a forecast of $0.50 for the end of 2019. He explains, “This could be one to watch. They have the backing, we just need to see some more big players jump into their tests.”

Joseph RaczynskiAuthor
JOETECHNOLOGIST.COM

$0.30 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.30 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.50 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019

MY PREDICTION

“This could be one to watch. They have the backing, we just need to see some more big players jump into their tests.”

Richard GalvinAuthor
DIGITAL ASSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

$0.35 USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

$0.45 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2018

$0.45 USDPrice by
31 Dec 2019
Craig CobbAuthor
TRADERCOBB.COM

$0.30USDPrice by
1 Nov 2018

MY PREDICTION

“One of the few holding strong this year, so I see this as a possibility to continue.”

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

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What’s next?

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

  • Joseph Raczynski“0X — I have been talking about this for many months. And if you have watched, it has taken off. Still high on it.”Joseph Raczynski
  • Alisa Gus“XRP, Dogecoin, Stellar.”Alisa Gus
  • Sarah Bergstrand“EOS.””Sarah Bergstrand
  • Richard Galvin“Ravecoin (RVN) — it is a very well-supported community, and the focus on tokenisation of assets and the functionality that Raven will offer is very exciting.”Richard Galvin

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 panellists’ 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 10 coins using the top 10 with the largest market capitalisation reported by CoinMarketCap.

All prices listed were taken according to Australian EST.

Note that our panellists have holdings in the cryptocurrencies listed below:

  • Craig CobbHST, BTC, ETH, CAN.
  • Alisa Gus XLM, ETH, BTC.
  • Fred SchebestaETH, EOS.
  • Joseph RaczynskiMany of the top 10 I have played with in the past.
  • Richard GalvinOf those mentioned in this survey, BTC, ETH, XMR, RVN, DASH, ADA.
  • Sarah BergstrandI have invested in the top 20 along with many ICOs.
  • Joerg MoltOnly BTC.

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    SmritiSeptember 2, 2018

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