The Ethereum hard fork token (ETHW) has been popular after playing off the popularity of the Ethereum Merge. The fork was carried out in a bid to keep Ethereum in its original proof of work mechanism, and the ETHW token resulted from it. Chandler Guo is now known as the self-appointed organizer of the hard fork and he has shared his thoughts on where he expects the forked token to be in the next decade.
On Par With Ethereum
Speaking with Bitcoin News in a recent interview, Guo shared a very bullish outlook for what he expects to be the future of the forked Ethereum token. Presently, ETHW is only trading at a small fraction of the price of ETH, but Guo believes that this will not always be the case.
Guo shared that he believed that with time, ETHW would be on the same level as ETH. He gives it a decade before both digital assets will be trading at the same price as Ethereum. This would put the digital asset on a more than 100x growth over the next year, which Guo believes is possible.
He points to the trading volume of the digital asset as evidence of this possible growth. “Already, the trading volume of ETHW is huge. Today it’s almost a billion dollars,” Guo explained. “As of today, ETHW is supported by more than 20 mining pools and 2,000 miners from around the world. More than 30 exchanges have listed ETHW.”
ETHW trending at $6.4 | Source: ETHWUSD on TradingView.com
This support that ETHW has received since its launch has been very important to its growth, and it seems to be driving Guo’s predictions. Also, development on the network has also been ramping up as far as decentralized exchanges (DEXs), bridges, and NFT marketplaces.
ETHW Price Down More Than 70%.
ETHW’s price had been trading at a high of $15 when it had initially launched. However, holding this value had proven to be a difficult task for the digital asset. It had lost more than 50% of its value just days after its launch.
Mainly, this was due to the dumping of the tokens by ETH holders who had received them for basically free of charge. Hence, it was expected that the value of the digital asset would drop pretty quickly, as is the case for most forked tokens.
However, Guo’s stance on the future price of the digital asset would mean that ETHW would do what forked tokens have been unable to do, and that is match up to the price of the original token. Nevertheless, the digital asset continues to hold up well in the bear market.
ETHW is currently trading at $6.20 at the time of this writing and is up 8.18% in the last 24 hours.
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