AMBCrypto Weekly

Does Ethereum react to Bitcoin the way silver does to gold?


Which cryptocurr­ency is going to explode in 2021? What coins can one buy right now, to make it big in the near future? Which crypto is the next best thing to Bitcoin?

Many interested in cashing in on the historic run we have seen over the last few months, have been wondering about which crypto to buy next.

Well, if the Executive Chairman of HIVE Blockchain Frank Holmes, CEO, and CIO of U.S. Global Investors was to be believed, the answer to those questions is Ethereum.

During an interview with Kitco News, Holmes opined that ETH will be the next cryptocurr­ency to explode, the silver to Bitcoin’s gold.

“When gold goes to a 50-day moving average, and it goes up 15-20 percent, silver all of a sudden surges 30 percent. Ethereum to Bitcoin, is like what silver is to gold. Bitcoin makes the big charge, then all of a sudden Ethereum explodes to the upside. That’s the sweet spot for us.”

Meanwhile, even though BTC is used as a store of value, ETH incorporat­es more use cases thanks to the smart contract capabiliti­es on its blockchain. Holmes said:

“Ethereum has many more uses than Bitcoin does, the same way silver does…20% of demand for silver is for solar energy. It has a green footprint; viruses can’t live on silver, it has many medical uses. The same thing with Ethereum; it is used for DeFi, for NFTs.”

HIVE Blockchain, the first publicly traded crypto mining company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange faced issues with the same.

However, the biggest concern still was that its moving to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, which could help “shrink the supply outside” but doesn’t “stop the demand and people mining for it.”

Neverthele­ss, he’s bullish on ETH .

Unfortunat­ely, ETH price suffered a little over the past week, however, it was seen recovering.

This could be possible due of the recent outflows concerning Digital asset investment products. This was also highlighte­d in the latest CoinSahres report. While Bitcoin inflows showed a strong positive trend, Ethereum faced a slight loss of $14 million being moved away from altcoins With Bitcoin showing a strong price rally, Ethereum’s market share is steadily declining. So Ethereum is still weak from its price action perspectiv­e, however future prospects still seem bright.

“The biggest challenge we have mining for Ethereum is that so many young people have GPU chips for gaming, and they are all mining Ethereum so we get less coins. Our prices are up dramatical­ly from a year ago, but the machines that used to produce 300 Ethereum a day when Ethereum was $300 — are now producing 80 a day.”

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