Bitcoin has taken the limelight with its relentless rally, approaching its Date High (ATH). For its part, Ethereum is still far from reaching its own record.
This is the highest price Ethereum has seen since June 2018, after the crypto market bubble burst six months earlier. This time around, things are moving in a more positive direction and many industry watchers expect even bigger gains for ETH:
You can tell I’m crazy, but I really believe the $ ETH is going to rocket to $ 800 by the end of the year
A target of $ 800 for ETH is not unrealistic . Likewise, it would still be 42% below its all-time high, while Bitcoin is currently only missing 12% to reach its own ATH.
Ethereum validator Tyler Smith has set a four-digit price for ETH in the first quarter of 2021. However, this will require Beacon Chain to be launched and Bitcoin not entering a major correction phase.
Everyone is looking at Bitcoin, but people should take a huge position in $ ETH.
If the genesis of ETH2.0 (phase 0) goes well (and if Bitcoin doesn’t collapse and pull the market down in the meantime), we’ll see ETH go above $ 1,000. in the first quarter of 2021.
ETH 2.0 staking is progressing gradually
The momentum should continue to build if phase 0 of ETH 2.0 can actually see the light of day before the end of this year. For now, that seems unlikely, as the first staking, or stakes, took a long time to manifest.
According to the latest news from the Staking Progress Robot for ETH 2.0, over 100,000 ETH has now been staked. This equates to just under 20% of the total needed by November 24 to allow the Beacon Chain genesis process to take place on the scheduled date of December 1.
Few incentives for staking
While 1.8 million ETH left Uniswap over the past week, very few of them were placed in ETH 2’s depository contract. Only 23.5% of that total would be enough to reach the goal. That said, DeFi investors got another idea, and the majority have shifted to alternative protocols such as SushiSwap .
At the moment, there are few incentives to place ETH in staking, as there are no rewards until the mainnet launches. Considering the one-year lock-in obligation for staked ETHs, trading the asset or placing it in yield farms seems to be a better choice for the majority of Ethereum holders.