Here’s Why Ethereum Is Positioned for Success
Chris Burniske, a former Ark Invest analyst, is optimistic about Ethereum's future, but he warns of a potential correction.
However, he has recently admitted that the cryptocurrency may experience a dip in value before it soars again. He did not mention any specific price targets, but many predict a drop to as low as $800.
Both sides of the bell curve telling me we must first die to make it to Valhalla 🥴 https://t.co/pFGXreYjGv
— Chris Burniske (@cburniske) February 9, 2023
Despite this, Burniske remains bullish on Ethereum in the long term.
Recent decline of Ethereum
Like many cryptocurrencies, the largest altcoin by market cap has recently experienced a decline. Despite this, Burniske is confident that Ethereum will bounce back after a brief dip. He believes that altcoin has the potential to lead the crypto market to new heights.
Burniske believes an ETH/BTC breakout is a realistic scenario for the crypto pair. He cites the recent rally in Ethereum’s value on January 15, when it reached $1,550, as evidence of its potential. Since then, the asset has remained relatively stable in this price range.
Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse
Ethereum is a hub for innovation in the crypto world, particularly in Web3, NFTs, and Metaverse-related technology.
To this end, the network has recently made several developments and upgrades that are poised to benefit its users. These include the Shapella upgrade and the ETH academic grants program, which offers funding for Ethereum-related projects in various fields.
Shapella mainnet upgrade
After a successful testnet, the Ethereum development team announced the Shanghai + Cappella (Shapella) mainnet upgrade.
This upgrade is currently available for testing on the Zhejiang testnet. It will be rolled out to the Sepolia testnet on February 28, 2023.
Shapella comes with several new features, including the ability for stakers to withdraw their tokens.
ETH academic grants program
Building on the success of last year’s program, the Ethereum network is offering academic grants to users in specific fields, including cryptography and humanities. These grants are designed to support projects related to Ethereum, its protocol, security, and application, and applicants are encouraged to pitch their ideas.