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Fidelity: Ethereum’s long-term outlook bullish, but Bitcoin…

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Fidelity is bullish about the performance of Ethereum in the short term and long term, but not so much for Bitcoin.

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  • Ethereum has gained 60% of its value year-to-date (YTD).
  • Another CryptoVantage survey revealed that 46% of its respondents think Ethereum will surpass Bitcoin.

Ethereum’s [ETH] outlook for the next 12 months and the long term is positive, as per a recent report published by Fidelity Digital Assets.

The firm is bullish on the premier altcoin in the short-term (less than a year) but is not so enthusiastic in the mid-term (1-5 years). Overall, it has a positive outlook regarding ETH in the long-term (more than 5 years).

The finding is a part of the “Q2 2023 Signals Report” published by Fidelity on 18 July.

Source: Fidelity

Fidelity attributes its bullish outlook to a higher burn rate than issuance on the Ethereum network. In fact, more than 700,000 tokens have been removed from the network since the Merge in September 2022.

According to the report, the number of active Ethereum validators increased by 15% in the second quarter.

The anticipation around EIP-1153 is also giving way to excitement around the Ethereum network. The update brings with it “transient storage opcode” that offers benefits such as improved efficiency and cost reduction.

Since April 2020, the total value locked (TVL) on the Ethereum network has fallen to its lowest level, at 13.7 million ETH (worth $26 billion).

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Source: Defillama

ETH has gained 60% of its value year-to-date (YTD). At press time, it was trading at $1,908.

Source: CoinMarketCap

46% Americans think Ethereum will surpass Bitcoin

CryptoVantage released the results of a survey on 18 July that reveals that 46% of its respondents think ETH will surpass Bitcoin [BTC]. The survey polled 1,000 Americans who had bought at least some cryptocurrency in the last five years.

70% of the respondents believe that BTC will return to its all-time highs within the next five years.

BTC has gained 80% of its value YTD. At press time, it was trading at $29,986.

Source: CoinMarketCap

The Fidelity report is also very bullish about the king coin both in the long-term and short-term.

Source: Fidelity

21% of the CryptoVantage respondents think that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suing Binance [BNB] and Coinbase [COIN] will negatively impact the future value of crypto.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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