Ethereum was at the top of the game during the 2017 ICO Fury. Thousands of projects were lined up to launch their so-called decentralized assets at the top of the Ethereum block and raised millions of dollars. This boosted demand for the book’s ETH home label, driving its spot price up to $ 1,420 per sample.
But the bias soon reverses after the failure or evidence of fraud by the majority of emerging Ethereum-based blockchains. The private assets they distribute through crowd-sourced sales have fallen enormously due to the lack of specific support from a stunning business model. This again had a proportional impact on the ETH, whose value began to fall sharply in response. By December 2018, the symbolic rate had dropped to just $ 89.90.
During its rise, Ethereum garnered the majority of its investments from investors who owned bitcoin, the native encryption of the global blockchain project of the same name. By February 1, 2018, the year had risen by more than 430 percent against bitcoin. We can say that the first decentralized cryptocurrency lost many investors to the new competition.
However, the end of the ICO fury has pushed investors to abandon ETH forever. Many of them returned to the good old fiat currency markets. Others, who wanted to stay in the cryptocurrency world, have returned to bitcoin or new, promising blockchain designs.
As of July 16, 2019, ETH traded 83.77% lower than its all-time high against bitcoin. This, in turn, happened because of Bitcoin’s increasing dominance in the encryption market. Some other top alternative currencies have failed to match the strong sentiment in the bitcoin market. Ethereum, plagued by the ICO offense, also suffered.
Ethereum supporters have recently tried to change the narrative of their bids. After the ICOs, the new kid on the block is Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a method that allows lending, lending and trading of assets at the top of the Ethereum chain. In addition, DeFi allows developers to create and publish derivatives supported by assets in the public ledger.
Applications using the DeFi approach are turning to a good number for Ethereum. MakerDAO, for example, is a decentralized debt system running on the Ethereum blockchain. It allows people to lock ETH into a smart contract as collateral and get credit for ‘Dai’, a fixed gold linked to the US dollar. Depending on the data provided by MKR.TOOLS, the amount of the year locked into the MakerDAO smart contract has increased significantly since January 2018.
In addition to DeFi, there are also Ethereum brands that have survived the ICO bloodbath. Some of them, such as LINK, performed exceptionally well against Bitcoin during the second fiscal year. It was up 800% against the US dollar at one point this year, but it was down 30%.
The Bitcoin-Ethereum Competition
The intermediate scenario allows Bitcoin to drive profits into the encryption market. Organizing the medium term recovery, institutional adoption and the organic approach to achieving a global regulatory standard create a sound environment for investors to try bitcoin. Ethereum, despite the small number of foundations, is also attracting interest from companies such as HTC, Fidelity and Google.
Forbes created a list of $ 50 billion blockchain experimenting companies. Twenty-four of these companies owned Ethereum, including Consensys, Citigroup, Coinbase and others.