Ethereum (ETH) price on a crossroad, jump to $240 or slide to $60?

The Ethereum price simply cannot free itself from its dicey situation. After the last updates pointed out the weakness of the coin again and again, Ethereum doesn’t look any better today. The lower edge for a renewed downward thrust is 108 US dollars. Ethereum was able to prevent this again and again by means of a daily closing price. The cloud of the Ichimoku-Kinko-Hyo-Indicator is still extremely far away, currently 55 percent. The sell signal of the moving averages has been activated since 204 US dollars. Until this is resolved, a substantial upward thrust is required.

Bullish variant:

The 108 US dollars can be defended. Accordingly, the movement is now starting. The bottom is formed with rates above 129 US dollars. The first target on the upper side is then 175 US dollars. Here the sell-signal of the moving averages should be broken. The following targets are set for 196 US dollars:

241 US dollar
338 US dollars

Bearish variant:

A daily closing price well below 108 US dollars is generated. Ethereum slips further and reaches a double-digit price. The prices on the underside are as follows:

95 US Dollar
60 US dollars

Ethereum development is soaring

Price is sinking but the Ethereum is brewing on the technology front, hundreds of world-class developers paving the way for Ethereum to become the world’s supercomputer and operating system.

Ethereum and all of its Dapps are the showcase for what blockchain is and what it can do and how it can change the world.

Ethereum dApps starting to power through

No doubt, there were lots of toxic ICOs that clogged up Ethereum, robbed off their investors and gave ETH a bad reputation in 2017. However, these scammy and worthless projects are rooting themselves out by utter incompetence and legal noncompliance and the good ones are popping up and getting traction among users.

“Millions of people are using the Brave browser and will be at some point exposed to BAT (an Ethereum token). 3d artists are using the Ethereum Blockchain through Golem to render 3d designs. dYdX lets you do margin trading in a fully decentralized way by purchasing some Long or Short Tokens, I just acquired some Leveraged Tokens on expo(based on dYdX) and I’m amazed..”

There are many more dApps worth mentioning but that is beyond the scope of this article so we will briefly touch upon only some of the most known and working dApps.

Augur is working as a fully-decentralized, open-source prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain for any and all predictive markets. FunFair is a decentralised gaming technology platform which uses the Ethereum blockchain, smart contracts and their own Fate (State) Channels to deliver casino solutions with games that are “fun, fast and fair.” FunFair has been launched for many months now and they working on obtaining legal licenses across different jurisdictions.

Golem has branded itself as “the worldwide supercomputer.” Golem Brass beta was released on the mainnet in Q2, allowing users to sell their computing power and earn real GNT for the first time. OmiseGo is the Plasma decentralized exchange, hosting an open-source digital wallet platform created by parent company, Omise, connecting mainstream payments, cross-border remittances, and much more. They had their White Label Wallet SDK public release which is one of the most useful tools in the developers’ arsenal.

 

Ethereum 2.0 is a different beast

As the Ethereum father himself, Vitalik Buterin said, Ethereum’s current state is far from the ambitious vision of the most powerful world computer:

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Ethereum 1.0 is a couple of people’s scrappy attempt to build the world computer; Ethereum 2.0 will actually be the world computer.

 

It is a new proposed solution for Ethereum scalability problem. Ethereum blockchain has been a victim of its own success – tons of project launching their tokens on top of ETH blockchain proved to be too much for its current design and output. At the peak of activity, Ethereum was clogged to death with trivial games like Cryptokitties.

The solutions for the scalability issue piled up almost on weekly basis. Two most prominent solutions came from the very top of the Ethereum hierarchy – Vitalik Buterin himself. One proposal is the so called Casper – proof of stake consensus mechanism and the other is sharding – creation of thousands of sidechains that would easily scale to millions of transactions per second, leaving even the contemporary benchmark Visa in the dust.

The most recent idea bidding to solve the arduous scaling problem for Ethereum is the Ethereum 2.0 – a completely new blockchain that will have both Casper and Sharding implemented on it.

Let’s have a brief look at what is this latest product from the Ethereum’s idea kitchen all about.

In the presentation by Ben Edgington, Ethereum 2.0 is mentioned as the ultimate solution which needs to be designed with three set of mandatory and optional features in mind: what must it have, what should it have and what could it have.

 

Must haves are on chain scalability, thousand times bigger capacity than the current one. The other indispensible feature that needs to be present is proof of stake consensus. Both of these conditions are means to the goal which is: decentralization, availability, security, usabiltiy, continuity.

The should haves are less discussed properties like: quantum resistance, account abstraction, delayed state execution and atomic cross hard transactions.

The could haves are rent storage abilities and Casper CBC consensus.

New Ethereum 2.0 architecture is a much more complex structure than the “scrappy attempt” called Ethereum. It is a multi-layered system with an anchor PoW chain on top of which will be running the coordinating chains called Beacon chains which are foundation for the Shards – sidechains that will run the Ethreum Virtual Machine – EVM.

There is a whole bevy of teams that are taking part in building this new complex Ethereum 2.0. Some of them are familiar names like Status, Prysm, Pegasys, Lodestar, Harmony, Parity etc.

Optimistic one is 2021 but if history is any indicator, it would be better to add a year or two on top of that.

Conclusion

The huge crash of 2018 might prove to be a blessing in disguise for Ethereum as it cleaned up the atmosphere around the project. The frustrating and uneducated crew of price speculators jumped the ship leaving more space for discussion amongh the people who know to recognize quality when they see it.

 


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