The price of ether is expected to reach $5,783 this year, before rising to $11,764 by 2025 and $23,372 by 2030, according to a panel of crypto industry experts. The majority of the experts on the panel are bullish on ether, with 61 percent recommending buying now and 32 percent advising hodling.
Industry Experts Share Ether Forecasts
Price comparison portal Finder updated its price predictions for ether (ETH) with its latest quarterly survey last week. The company measures expert predictions for the future price of ether using weekly and quarterly surveys. The latest quarterly survey, conducted in April, “asks a panel of 36 industry experts for their thoughts on how ethereum will perform over the next decade,” Finder described.
The expert panel expects ETH to be worth $5,783 by the end of 2022. At the time of writing, ETH is trading at $2,816, down 3.6% over the last seven days and almost 18.3% over the past 30 days.
Citing the expert panel’s predictions, Finder detailed:
Ethereum will jump from its current price of US$2,810 to US$5,783 by the end of 2022 … the price is expected to continue to rise going forward, hitting $11,764 by 2025 and $23,372 by 2030.
“Compared to the results of the previous survey conducted in late 2021, our panel is now far more bearish on Ethereum long-term future, which may have a lot to do with its dip in value between now and the previous survey,” the company noted. “In January 2022 the panel had given an average prediction of $6,500 for the end of this year, 12% higher than their new prediction of $5,783.”
Keegan Francis, Finder’s global cryptocurrency editor, commented:
Ethereum is at a very uncertain place in its journey at the moment. It is currently losing Defi [decentralized finance] market share to its competitors.
“Until Ethereum upgrades its systems and fulfills its promises to scale, I do not have long-term confidence in the network. That being said, I still think people will buy the token out of hype/promise/potential,” he added.
Joseph Raczynski, technologist and futurist at Thomson Reuters, opined: “The Merge, an upgrade to Ethereum, should happen this summer. This could have an explosive effect on the token. People have been waiting for this for years. It should be far more secure, 99% more energy-efficient, and deflationary. If that isn’t the trifecta of potential, as a leading blockchain, I don’t know what would be.”
Moreover, when asked about whether now is time to buy, hold, or sell ether, 61% said it is the time to buy and a further 32% said you should hodl. Just 6% said now is the time to sell.
The experts on the panel include the COO of Okcoin, the co-founder of Coinmama, the CEO of Btblock, head economist of Consensys, the CEO of Delta Investment Tracker, the head of funds of Digitalx Asset Management, the founder of Origin Protocol, the CEO of Coinjar, a senior lecturer at the University of Canberra, an associate professor at Nottingham Trent University, and a director at the University of East London.