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Prominent figures in crypto, such as Hayden Adams, founder of Uniswap, and Ryan Sean Adams of Bankless Ventures, have recently shared insights highlighting Ethereum’s “intrinsic” value and the impact a spot Exchange-traded fund (ETF) could have on the blockchain’s future.
At the core of these insights, Hayden Adams spotlighted Uniswap as a key contributor to ETH’s value. His analysis suggests that Uniswap “dominates” ETH’s blockspace usage, accounting for a significant portion of the network’s maximum extractable value (MEV).
According to the founder of Uniswap, this dominance underscores the practical applications being developed on Ethereum, driving its utility and value. Concurrently, Ryan Sean Adams emphasizes Ethereum’s unique position as a “profitable blockchain.”
Unlike many speculative projects, Ryan Sean Adams highlighted ETH’s annualized profits, which surpassed $2.7 billion and outstripped even major corporations like Amazon regarding its price-earnings ratio.
Someone has to say it.
ETH price at $2.2k is hilarious.
Everyone out here trading “what ifs” this cycle when Ethereum has fundamentals.
Let my tell you why $2.2k ETH is stooopid.
Ethereum now makes $2.7 billion in annualized profits – the only profitable chain – a P/E ratio…
— RYAN SΞAN ADAMS – rsa.eth (@RyanSAdams) December 4, 2023
Ethereum’s Deflationary Nature And Spot ETF Prospects
Ryan Sean Adams also points to Ethereum’s evolving role as a monetary instrument. With its transition to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, Ethereum has become more environmentally friendly and deflationary.
Ryan Sean Adams pointed out that this aspect could significantly enhance its appeal to ESG-focused investors, further solidifying its standing in the broader financial market.
The potential introduction of BTC and ETH spot ETF is particularly exciting. Sean Adams suggests that such a development could unlock “trillions in locked capital inflows,” dramatically increasing Ethereum’s market valuation.
The anticipation of this event has grown with prominent financial firms like Fidelity Investments and others filing for Ethereum spot ETF with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The potential approval of these spot ETFs is seen as a pivotal catalyst for ETH, poised to draw in institutional investors and significant mainstream financial interest.
This prospect was illustrated in October when a mere rumor about approving a Bitcoin spot ETF briefly sent both BTC and ETH prices soaring. This reaction suggests that a confirmed approval could propel these cryptocurrencies to new heights, potentially surpassing previous records.
The Growing Interest In Ethereum Spot ETF
The interest in ETH spot ETF is not limited to a few entities. The list of applicants continues to grow, with the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, and industry giants like Ark Invest and Hashdex also throwing their hats in the ring.
It is worth noting that this collective push signals a strong belief in ETH’s future and its potential to reshape the investment landscape.
Aaron Arnold, Host of Altcoin Daily, a popular crypto channel, speculated that an ETH spot ETF, particularly one backed by BlackRock, could propel Ethereum’s market capitalization to new heights.
Drawing parallels from previous market cycles, Arnold suggests that ETH’s price could skyrocket, potentially reaching as high as $42,000.
However, Arnold tempers this speculation with a dose of realism. He clarifies that while such a high is conceivable, a more probable scenario in the current market cycle would see ETH reaching up to $28,000. In his view, a $10,000 valuation for ETH remains the most realistic target for this cycle.
The analyst noted:
I think the highest we’re sort of seeing this cycle is maybe ETH gets to $10,000, which would be huge if it happens. That’s around 1,000% increase ROI from the bottom.
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