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ETH's At Local Highs: What's In For Ethereum And ICO?


Ethereum is back in the game! It's currently trading around 5-month lows. Still, the market seems to be showing some confidence that the coin has already overcome its existential crisis and managed to recover from crisis that started after the ICO bubble burst in 2018. Will ETH and ICO revive?
 
For the first time since November 2018, the ETH exchange rate has exceeded 180 dollars per coin. The second most popular cryptocurrency is now trading around 188 dollars per coin. It's obvious that the technical image of Ethereum has improved considerably over the last few weeks. The price is heading for the levels that can pave the way to other highs if overcome, FortFS experts assume.
 

Magnificent Constantinople 

 

Since the coin used to trade around 80 dollars per coin, its value has increased by more than 100% since then, mosly due to the hard-fork named Constantinople introduced in February 2019. Constantinople did manage to back a number of improvements of the protocol.
 
However, the biggest change is all about resolving the network economy  issue. After the upgrades, the token was reduced from 3 ETH to 2 ETH. Back then, it was obvious that the change would definitely back a new rally in the ETH market. It results from the economy principles, namely the supply and demand ratio, which says that when the supply drops but the demand stays the same or grows, the price goes up accordingly. 
 
Yet, that's not the end. Serenity, which is also known as Ethereum 2.0, will implement the POS algorithm, which will make it 1000 of times more scalable when hard-forking it. If that's the case, Ethereum will become a perfect platform for smart contracts.
 
Buy or Not?
 
From the stand point of pure investments, Ethereum remains a good investment. Investing in ETH is basically investing in the future. With that being said, the log-term bias is clearly bullish. If that's the case, the Ethereum ICO is likely to go bullish as well.

 

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