Senior research analyst at Messari, Ryan Watkins, predicts that Ether could overtake Bitcoin as the top crypto asset once its Eth2 overhaul is complete.
Ryan Watkins, a senior research analyst at crypto analysis firm Messari, has speculated that Ethereum could overtake Bitcoin as the largest crypto asset once its Eth2 and Proof-of-Stake overhaul is complete.
Appearing on Youtube show 'FinTech Today' on March 18, Watkins noted that while he does not know “if or when” Ethereum will flip Bitcoin, he does believe Ether could emerge as the leading crypto asset in the future, due to Eth2, stating:
“The selling point of Bitcoin over Ethereum as a store of value asset boils down its monetary policy being very predictable and the Bitcoin blockchain being very secure. I think that with the shift to Eth2 and to Proof-of-Stake, [...] Ethereum may actually potentially be more secure than Bitcoin.”
Watkins also emphasized Ether‘s changing underlying economics amid the Eth2 transition, highlighting expectations that Ethereum’s forthcoming burn mechanism will result in Ether being destroyed at a rate exceeding the creation of new supply.
“Ethereum‘s monetary policy will actually change in Eth2 so that it actually won’t just be just be less inflationary than Bitcoin, it would actually be deflationary. So then, every year, there is actually less and less Ether in existence because it's being burnt.”
He posted the question: If Ethereum is more secure and it [has] a stronger monetary policy, well then what is the bull case for Bitcoin in this scenario？
Watkins also noted the “massive” and “diverse” economy being built on Ethereum, suggesting the networks booming decentralized application sector will attract new users at a greater pace than Bitcoin over time.
“At a certain point, the economy of Ethereum begins to attract so much capital, both human capital and financial capital, that it is actually a force in the global economy,” he said. The GDP of Ethereum is actually rivaling many large countries.
“People can earn livings in this economy,” he added.
According to Blockchain Center‘s “Flippening Index,” which uses eight metrics to measure Ethereum’s strength relative to Bitcoin, Ethereum is currently 65.6% as strong as Bitcoin — having retraced from an all-time high of 72.3% in early February.
The index suggests Ethereum has already overtaken Bitcoin by node count, transaction count, and total transaction fees.
The views in this article only represent the author's personal views, and do not constitute investment advice on this platform. This platform does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information in the article, and will not be liable for any loss caused by the use of or reliance on the information in the article.
Gemini Trust: Gemini Earn Users to Receive 100% Physical Digital Asset Returns Pending Court Approva
Arkham: US Government Transfers Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin from Confiscated Bitfinex Hacker Funds
Hong Kong Halts Applications for Virtual Asset Trading Platform Licenses
21Shares Integrates Chainlink Reserve Proof to Enhance Transparency of ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF ARKB
Pig-Butchering Scams Net More Than $75 Billion, Study Finds
Token Unlocks: Major Unlocking of Tokens ARB, SUI, APT, and Others in March
Bitcoin Magazine: Three Conditions Bitcoin Layer 2 Standards Must Fulfill
Binance Registered Users Surpass 178 Million, Records Net Inflows Exceeding $3 Billion in the Past 3