Ethereum Price Going Up To Dual – Bitcoin Value Climbing close to $5000 – Crypto Analyst Moas Prediction – Ethereum World News

Ethereum Price Going Up To Dual – Bitcoin Value Climbing close to $5000 – Crypto Analyst Moas Prediction

After testing out digital currencies earlier this month, independent stock research analyst Ronnie Moas on Sunday published the very first two parts of his 122-page report on bitcoin and other digital currencies.

“In my view, the genie is out of the bottle, and cryptocurrencies will proceed to rise and take market share away from stocks, other precious metals, bonds and currencies,” Moas, founder of Standpoint Research, said in the report.

“I think investors should take a shot on this and hold for a few years. If you lose a few bucks, at least you took a shot,” he said. “In life, you miss every shot that you do not take. It will most likely be more upsetting to see it (from the sidelines) go up another 1,000%.”

Moas gave bitcoin a $Five,000 price target for 2018, reflecting almost eighty percent upside from Monday’s price of about $Two,800. He also expects rival digital currency ethereum to more than dual in value from just under $200 to reach $400 in the next year, and another digital currency, litecoin, to dual from about $40 to $80.

In the next week or two, Moas said he plans to issue the third part of the 122-page report about how a fourth and much smaller digital currency could rise a few hundred percent in the near future.

The stock analyst said he’s bought ten of the top twenty digital currencies by market capitalization in order to be diversified, marking the very first time in twenty years he’s put money into his own recommendations.

“In my view, 10-15 years from now, the charts on a few of the top twenty names will look like the Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Netflix and Google charts look today,” Moas said in the report.

Top twenty cryptocurrencies by market capitalization:

Source: Standpoint Research

Moas’ report comes just before a possible split in bitcoin Tuesday, if some developers go ahead with a scheduled upgrade known as Bitcoin Cash. Direct owners of bitcoin will then hold two versions of the digital currency.

“The market is telling you right now that we will get through this event tomorrow,” Moas told CNBC in a phone interview Monday, noting bitcoin traded close to its all-time high.

The digital currency hit a record $Three,025 in mid-June, fell to $1,837 in mid-July, before recovering about $1,000 to trade near $Two,800 on Monday, according to CoinDesk.

Back on July Five, Moas told CNBC he bought some bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin and expects bitcoin could reach $Five,000 “in a few months.” He subsequently published an article on Reddit outlining his views on digital currencies.

Since then, institutional attention on bitcoin has only enhanced.

Fundstrat co-founder Tom Lee became the very first major Wall Street strategist to publish a report about bitcoin on July 7. Less than a week later, Switzerland’s financial market regulator authorized the very first Swiss bank to manage bitcoin for clients, while the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission last Monday approved the very first bitcoin options platform.

“I have little doubt that 1% of the money in cash, bonds, stocks and gold will end up in cryptocurrencies,” Moas wrote in his report.

Since the $80 billion cryptocurrency market right now is a 25th of one percent of the $200 trillion in gold, cash, stocks and bonds, Moas pointed out digital currencies will need to increase by twenty five times in order to reach one percent of the overall capital market.

If cryptocurrencies become part of asset allocation models and take two to four percent of capital markets, then the digital currencies will likely increase one hundred times in value, Moas said

To be sure, Moas also laid out a host of risks for investing in digital currencies, including inherent high volatility, large-scale hacks on cryptocurrency firms and potential regulation, especially in China, that could cause prices to “collapse.”

In addition, Moas pointed out the lack of customer support for online digital currency products.

“There is no telephone support,” he said in the report. “You must go to the FAQs section and spend a long time looking for the reaction to whatever question you may have — and then you may not be blessed with the response. Your only other option is to send an email to customer support which could take anywhere from one-to-seven days to get a reply.”

Coinbase, a popular website for buying and selling digital currencies in the U.S., has repeatedly reported website loading delays or outages in the last few months due to high customer traffic.

All that said, the stock analyst said he believes the time to buy digital currencies is now. He described in his report how investors can buy bitcoin, and why financial institutions are interested in the blockchain technology behind bitcoin and other digital currencies.

“I observed from the sidelines for a few years and it felt recently as if the train is leaving the station,” Moas said. “I think we are still in the very first quarter of a four quarter game and that even tho’ I missed out on significant gains (2014 – 2016), it is not too late to get in.”

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