Further, how ETH captures market share from TradFi.
Also, a report from Cathy Woods’ ARK Invest forecasts Ethereum (ETH) will meet or even exceed a $20 trillion market cap.
Within the next 10 years, which would equate to a price around $170,000 to $180,000 per ETH.
The price of one bitcoin could exceed $1 million by 2030.
Further, it is predictable how quickly the Ethereum network has grown in utility and efficiency.
Much of the growth over the past two years has come from decentralized finance (DeFi). ARK described the appeal of DeFi, stating:
“Decentralized Finance promises more interoperability, transparency, and financial services while minimizing intermediary fees and counterparty risk.”
According to ARK, smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps) on Ethereum is “usurping traditional financial functions at the margin.”
Further, the report highlighted banking and lending. Exchanges, brokerages, asset management, insurance, and derivatives can all be found on Ethereum-based smart contracts.
What’s More In Ether? DeFi is a lot more efficient too!
ARK estimated that DeFi outperformed traditional finance over the last twelve months in terms of revenue per employee from $88 million to $8 million.
In terms of Bitcoin, the report forecasts $1.36 million per BTC with a market cap of $28.5 trillion by 2030.
Further, ARK researchers assigned an estimated future value to eight of Bitcoin’s use cases and used the sum of all of them to reach their conclusion about BTC price.
By 2030, the firm expects Bitcoin to account for 50% of global remittances at 1.5x velocity, 10% of emerging markets’ currency, 25% of US bank settlement volumes, 1% of nation-state treasuries worldwide, 5% of global high net worth individual (HNWI) wealth, 2.55% of institutional asset base, 5% of the cash from S&P 500 companies, and 50% of gold’s total market cap.
Moreover, RK also argued that Bitcoin mining “could revolutionize energy production.”
On the other hand, global concerns have been raised about the tremendous amount of energy. Also, Bitcoin mining requires, the researchers believe that:
“Bitcoin mining will encourage and generate more electricity from renewable carbon-free sources.”
Both ETH and BTC have had a rough past seven days by falling 22.2% and 13% respectively at the time of writing.