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Pantera boss: Upcoming ETH catalyst could cause ETH to outperform BTC

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Dan Morehead, the Chief executive officer of Pantera Capital, an American hedge fund that focuses on crypto investments, has said that ETH could outperform BTC in the near future. He made this disclosure during a recent interview with Reuters.

ETH holds enormous potential

According to Morehead, ETH’s potential, plus the number of applications that run on its blockchain coupled with its lower environmental impact could help it flip its more illustrious counterpart.

The Pantera CEO continued that the ETH Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 upgrade that is scheduled to go live on Wednesday will help the second largest crypto asset by market cap to become a tradable “fixed asset.”

According to him, people looking to use cryptocurrencies as a store of value would begin to see ETH as a more viable option than BTC. In his words, “you’ll see a transition of people who want to store wealth, doing it in ETH rather than just BTC.”

EIP 1559 is an ETH upgrade that looks to help reduce the huge transaction fees that ETH’s blockchain tends to charge. It is also looking to move the network to a Proof of Stake (PoS) network which would drastically reduce the level of energy usage during mining of the asset.

BTC will rise to $700,000

However, he added that he sees BTC finishing the year strongly. Morehead predicted that the price of the leading digital asset could finish the year between $80,000 and $90,000 while also noting that the coin’s value could rise above $120,000 in a year. He also hinted that an increase in institutional adoption would push its price to as high as $700,000 within the next 10 years.

Morehead also spoke about the level of institutional adoption BTC has seen recently. To him, despite the huge drop in the asset’s value since April and its inability to regain its previous heights, his firm, Pantera Capital, has still been able to draw in more institutional investors who have seen the current price decline as an opportunity to buy into the space.

And on the increased regulatory scrutiny the industry is facing, he says it is a “transition period.” Recall that BTC mining has faced some level of hostilities from Chinese authorities who have cited economic concerns for their crackdown on mining operations within their jurisdiction.

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All content in this article is for informational purposes only and in no way serves as investment advice. Investing in cryptocurrencies, commodities and stocks is very risky and can lead to capital losses.

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