Monday, December 6, 2021


Bitcoin (BTC) is prone to a “flippening” from Ether (ETH), mainstream media claims as some acquainted FUD — concern, uncertainty and doubt —returns to the highlight.

As BTC/USD continues to flag beneath $40,000, an previous argument has resurfaced — however main buyers are combating again.

Bloomberg: ETH “will doubtless exceed Bitcoin”

In an article on Could 31, Bloomberg cited a number of sources claiming that sooner or later, Ether will overtake Bitcoin because the world’s cryptocurrency of alternative.

The most important altcoin “will doubtless exceed Bitcoin in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, as Ethereum will likely be superior in relation to innovation and developer curiosity,” Tegan Kline, co-founder of Blockchain agency Edge & Node, informed the publication.

One other govt added that Ethereum has a “higher development story.”

The argument is far from new and has appeared regularly throughout Ethereum’s existence. The Ethereum network’s recent major upgrade has kept its profile afloat, and ETH has outperformed Bitcoin over the past year and formed the backbone of the decentralized finance (DeFi) phenomenon.

ETH/BTC, long on a losing streak, reached its highest exchange rate in three years earlier this month.

ETH has also managed to preserve more of its price gains than Bitcoin in recent days. As Cointelegraph reported, a key moving average remains intact for ETH/USD, while BTC/USD has failed to recapture “lines in the sand.”

ETH/BTC 1-week candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Druckenmiller compares Ethereum to MySpace

For all its impressive performance, however, claiming that Ethereum will replace Bitcoin at the top is nonsensical, many argue — and not only staunch Bitcoin supporters.

In an interview with The Hustle final week, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller turned the most recent non-technical determine to solid apart doubts about Bitcoin’s endurance.

“I believe BTC has gained the shop of worth recreation as a result of it’s a model, it’s been round for 13-14 years and it has a finite provide,” he said.

“Is it going to be gold? I don’t know. It’s positive as hell doing a very good imitation of it the final yr or two.”

For Druckenmiller, Ethereum is to Bitcoin what MySpace is to Google.

“I’m a bit extra skeptical of whether or not it may well maintain its place. It jogs my memory a bit of MySpace earlier than Fb,” he continued.

“Or possibly a greater analogy is Yahoo earlier than Google got here alongside. Google wasn’t that a lot quicker than Yahoo, nevertheless it didn’t should be. All it wanted to be was a bit bit quicker and the remaining is historical past.”

Others have lengthy identified that technically, Bitcoin and Ethereum have little in frequent. Bitcoin’s finite provide and years of resistance to assaults place it in a unique league than every other cryptocurrency, and evaluating one other one to it’s an apples-to-oranges comparability.

“I usually assume all the opposite digital currencies don’t actually compete with Bitcoin and are under no circumstances much like Bitcoin,” Saifedean Ammous, creator of The Bitcoin Commonplace, famously told the Unchained Podcast in August 2017.

“I believe their actual competitors is, if I’m beneficiant, I’ll say Amazon Internet Companies and these sorts of platforms.”