Macro Prediction: Ethereum to $14k, Cardano to $6 by 2030?

Lavina Daryanani
Source: MARCA

With the market in its recovery mode, several analysts have started making speculations about asset prices. One such interesting prediction was made by Finder’s panel of experts about Ethereum.

$14k for Ethereum on the cards?

Collectively, they foresee the Altcoin leader hitting $1,711 by the end of this year. For 2025, they’re betting on $5739 and for 2030, the panel is eying $14,412.

Over the short term, however, Ethereum remains to be on a slippery slope. Outlining so, Finder’s report noted,

“And while holding ETH until 2030 may prove fruitful, our panel thinks there are lean times ahead in the short term, expecting ETH to bottom out at $675 before the year is out.”

Source: Finder

However, not all market participants are on the same page. Given the fact that Ethereum has risen by 50% over the past week, the short liquidations are well under control at the moment. Resultantly, a few risky long bets continue being placed. Per CQ’s data, someone just purchased $1.7 billion worth of ETH futures contracts in a span of 60 minutes.

Notably, it’s the 7-month biggest hourly volume in market orders. The same is illustrated below. Now, high values usually indicate short-term buying pressure and high investor attention. So, with the volume of buy orders filled by takers in perpetual swaps noting an incline, Ethereum might not necessarily de-rail immediately. Its price might continue trading in the green for a while, before correcting again.

Ben Ritchie, Managing Director of Digital Capital Management, said that just like Bitcoin, Ethereum will feel the impact of the macroeconomic environment. However, post the Merge, when the token’s dynamics change, he sees Ethereum outperforming and eventually flipping Bitcoin.

“Since Ethereum’s correlation to Bitcoin is still high, we can speculate that if Merge happens before the year-end, its price may decouple. However, the outside economic factor is vital, bringing hurdles to the short-term price action. We also estimate that the Ethereum price will reach as high as $15,000 in 2030 due to the upcoming upgrades to the ETH’s tokenomics, such as deflationary emissions and scalability. The big speculation is whether it will outperform and “flip” bitcoin in the medium to long term.”

$6 for Cardano?

Cardano is another alt that the community is closely keeping tabs on. It has rallied by more than 25% over the past week and currently stands above the psychological $0.5 mark. It is interesting to note that the project continues to lead the development activity chart when compared to its peers, making a strong case for its positive long-term future.

On that note, Finder’s panel of experts expect Cardano’s ADA token to put up a decent show over the long run. Their panel thinks ADA will be worth $0.63 by the end of 2022, before rising to $2.93 by 2025. Just like Ethereum, they believe HODLing Cardano until 2030 may be the “real pay-off,” for they expect it to surpass $6.54 by then.

Source: Finder

Iwa Salami, the Co-Director of the Centre of FinTech at the University of East London expects the project’s utility to rub off positively on the token’s price.

“I think the relevance of the Cardano blockchain, particularly as it seeks to foster financial inclusion in developing economies, is very significant and is likely to expand its long-term use, and therefore have a positive impact on the price of ADA.”