A recent survey made public by the online comparison platform Finder.com has revealed the predictions of 32 professionals in the fields of fintech and cryptocurrency. The specialists have expressed their conviction that ethereum, the second largest digital asset by market capitalization, will culminate at $2,342 per unit by the end of 2023.
Optimistic Outlook for Ethereum as Finder Survey Forecasts $5,491 by 2025 and $14,814 by 2030
Crypto and fintech specialists have convened to predict ethereum’s (ETH) future price in the latest Finder’s prediction report. Along with the projected price, the Shapella upgrade has been a topic of discussion among the Finder survey’s respondents.
Out of the total number of panelists, 21% expressed their concern over the potential centralization of the Ethereum network following the implementation of Shapella. Furthermore, half of the professionals surveyed anticipated an increase in regulatory scrutiny of the project in light of the upgrade.
A consensus among the majority of Finder’s experts was reached, indicating that ether will attain a peak of about $2,758 this year, but eventually fall within the range of $2,342 per unit by year-end. Regarding the panel’s opinions, 53% of the respondents recommended the purchase of ethereum at present, while 13% proposed it is time to sell. The remaining 33% of panelists suggested holding on to ethereum and patiently awaiting the opportune moment.
Paul Levy, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, is of the view that ether will conclude 2023 at $2,200 per coin. Levy believes that people have faith in ether’s future potential since it “is seen as a stable option offering more dependable continuity amidst the collapse of less rigorously tested platforms and coins.”
The team of experts at Finder.com has also expressed their belief that ether will reach $5,491 by the conclusion of 2025, and they have further forecasted that by 2030, a solitary unit of ether will exchange for $14,814. Despite the consensus prediction of $2,342 per unit by the end of the year, some panelists were more optimistic about ethereum’s future prospects, anticipating even higher prices.
Ilya Volkov, CEO of Youhodler, is one such optimist, forecasting an end-of-year price of $2,600 per unit. “ETH as the second-largest cryptocurrency will continue to correlate with BTC and increase in price in the long distance,” Volkov expressed. Damian Chmiel, a senior analyst and editor at Finance Magnates, predicts an even higher price point of $3K per ETH by the year’s end.
The three-thousand-dollar level is merely a return to the prices of a year ago, far from a speculative bull run, and only allowing for a more honest and fundamental valuation of the asset.
Experts Think SEC Could Declare Ether Is a Security
In addition, 50% of the expert panel at Finder.com have expressed their belief that ethereum is presently “priced fairly,” whereas 40% contend that it is “underpriced.” A smaller 10% faction is of the opinion that ETH is currently “overpriced.” Ruadhan O, the creator of Seasonal Tokens, has set his sights on an end-of-year price of $2,200 per unit. Ruadhan O underlined his concern regarding the potential classification of ETH as a security by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“Ethereum could be classified as a security by the SEC, because Ethereum investors are effectively betting on the future performance of the developers,” Ruadhan O said. “The New York Attorney General has recently made this argument in a lawsuit against Kucoin, and the SEC may adopt the same argument as it seeks to assert jurisdiction over Ethereum.”
What are your thoughts on Finder’s predictions for Ethereum’s prices in 2023? Do you agree with the experts’ assessment or do you see a different outcome for the leading smart contract platform? Let us know in the comments section below.