Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) is the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to cash in on the digital currency’s revolution. Fueled by a growing number of digital applications and promising use cases, Ethereum is only going to get more popular in the future. Don’t be surprised if the crypto itself goes along for the ride.
A bar-raising upgrade to its model will firm up the bullish case for Ethereum and silence the bears. Arguing that Ethereum can pop tenfold in the next five years is a bold call, and it would take the value of the cryptocurrency north of $5 trillion. It can happen. Let’s connect the dots to go over the reasons Ethereum can grow tenfold from here by 2026.
Putting the smart in smart contracts
The value of all of the Ethereum currently in circulation — multiplying its 118.3 million tokens by the current price — tags the crypto with a market cap of more than $550 billion. But even if Ethereum would double overnight, it wouldn’t catch up to market leader Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and its $1.2 trillion in market cap.