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Why more analysts are starting to expect Ethereum may hit $10k long-term

More analysts are beginning to believe that Ethereum could achieve $10,000 to $20,000 in the long-term.

The $20,000 target was first brought upon during this bull cycle by Real Vision Group CEO Raoul Pal. The industry executive noted that Ethereum is following Bitcoin’s growth trajectory based on Metcalfe’s law.

"Oh shit, really? Is ETH identical in price structure to BTC when it had same number of active addresses?? But, but ,I thought it was a worthless shitcoin???" pic.twitter.com/MX5U9IMMJn — Raoul Pal (@RaoulGMI) January 7, 2021 Ethereum to $10k, is it possible?

For Ethereum to achieve $10,000, it would have to hit a $1.1 trillion market cap. The current valuation of Bitcoin is hovering at $640 million while ETH’s market cap is at around $120 million.

So, proportionally, it would be possible for Bitcoin to reach a multi-trillion dollar market cap, and for Ethereum to follow suit. Pal said:

“But ETH market cap is growing faster than BTC at the same point ( from first 1m active addresses)… Yeah, ETH might well go to $20,000 this cycle… (exact same as BTC last cycle, by market cap ETH will be bigger). BTC = ETH. Fact. Different assets, different ecosystems, same adoption, same behavioral economics = same same but different…”

Ethereum has the potential to reach such a high valuation mainly due to the significant increase in user activity.

In the past several years, particularly before 2020, there was not a lot of users on Ethereum.

It was the explosive growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) that propelled the upwards trajectory of the Ethereum blockchain network.

In mid-2020, the total value locked in DeFi was hovering at around $1 billion. That figure has increased by 21-fold since, and it is now above $21 billion.

Considering DeFi’s rapid growth and the consistent increase in user activity on Ethereum, analysts are becoming more confident in a more aggressive long-term bull case.

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