The commission-less exchange of Robinhood announced that it will begin supporting Ethereum Classic (ETC) effective August 6th. Coinbase exchange also announced that it will be supporting Ethereum Classic (ETC) beginning August 7th. These two exchanges open ETC to a pool of investors in the United States that are estimated to be in the millions. What might happen is that ETC might reach the Moon very soon.
Looking at Coinbase, and using 2017 data, the exchange enjoyed the patronage of over 13.3 Million users by late November 2017. This number is actually higher than regular investment giants such as Charles Schwab which had 10.6 Million active brokerage accounts as of November 2017. Given the fact that we are in a bear market, the number of Coinbase users could have dropped by a quarter leaving approximately 10 Million active traders.
Analyzing Robinhood and according to data from May this year, the trading app has over 4 Million active users. Majority of whom are millennials who are attracted to the mobility of trading through their phones and the fact that the exchange is commission-less. What better way to attract the young generation of traders than through free trading on an app? And now Ethereum Classic is very much accessible to these young traders through their ‘fingertips’.
Summing up both figures, this means that ETC gets exposure to over 14 Million traders by the end of 7th August this year. The current price of ETC is $19.05 but the coin seems to be more bullish than other coins and could be headed for a triple-digit finish by the end of 2018.
One price prediction available online puts ETC at $200 by the end of the year due to the following two factors:
- Technical analysis
- Renewed interest into the digital asset by investors
With respect to the latter, ETC is a breath of fresh air in the crypto-markets that have been dominated by the big 6 currencies of BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, EOS, and LTC for the last few months. The digital asset now has access to two new American based exchanges with approximately 14 Million active users. A conservative estimate of the value of ETC by the end of the year would be $50 if the bear market continues as it is.
However, with a pending Bitcoin ETF at the SEC and the owners of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) getting into crypto-investing, $50 might be reached sooner than we think. This will, in turn, clear the way for a $200 ETC by the end of 2018.
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