Soluna's Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Mining 2022 Forecast & Predictions
The Soluna team has their finger on the pulse of the crypto industry, working at the intersection of mining, sustainable development, and data centers. With this knowledge, they've provided their 2022 forecast and predictions for crypto. Here are some of the most important predictions:
Stronghold Digital Mining (SDIG)
This article examines the outlook for Stronghold Digital Mining (SDIG) in 2022. Currently, the company is making plans to purchase spot-market miners to minimize risks associated with relying on open-market miner purchases. In addition, the company plans to invest in mining equipment from manufacturers that have a strong track record of producing high-quality equipment. Nevertheless, the outlook is not perfect and investors should be aware of certain risks and uncertainties.
In addition to the risk factor, it is important to note that there are no major governments or central banks that regulate virtual currencies. Hence, losses are not insured. It is advisable to hedge your exposure to SDIG through put options rather than direct investment in Bitcoin. However, it's still risky to procure that many mining rigs for a single investment. Thus, it's best to focus on the fundamentals of SDIG before making a decision on the stock.
Ethereum shift to “proof of stake”
With the Ethereum shift to “proof of stake” in mind, the blockchain is moving from its existing Proof of Work consensus mechanism to a new one. The switch promises to use 99% less energy and allow the Ethereum network to scale, allowing it to reach up to 100,000 transactions per second. While this transition will likely take some time, the change is already boosting the price of ether, as the new system will make participating in the Ethereum network more convenient for everyday users.
Earlier this month, CEO of Uber said the company is considering accepting crypto payments in the future. The company is joining a growing list of other large tech companies to get involved in the space. The shift to proof-of-stake protocol is expected to free Ethereum from the tight correlation with Bitcoin. Beiko didn't respond to requests for comment. Ethereum's market capitalisation is less than half that of Bitcoin. However, it represents 60 per cent of the crypto market.
Bitcoin price may reach $1M by 2025
According to market analysts, the price of Bitcoin will hit $1 million by 2025. However, most of these predictions are bullish. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency with a maximum limit of 21 million coins. As a result, a network of miners processes each transaction using vastly specialized computers. Bitcoin proponents say the network is the strongest computer network in the world. Despite its lack of centralized control, Bitcoin has the potential to skyrocket in price.
A panel of 33 market analysts from Finder predicted that the price of bitcoin will hit $192,800 by 2025. Among the prices they predicted were $206,351 by October 2021 and $406,400 by the year 2030. However, these predictions aren't backed by historical data and are just predictions. The price of bitcoin will likely rise dramatically before reaching its ultimate goal – to replace all fiat currencies.
ETH staking could become a “prime rate” of the crypto asset market
As the crypto asset market becomes more popular, ETH staking will likely continue to enjoy exceptional potential. The current staking contract, Ethereum 2.0, has 8,699,604 ETH, representing 7.32% of the total supply. It is estimated to remain locked for one year. The ETH price continues to outperform BTC on risky moves, but investor confidence may be waning into the future. ETH's price action is likely to depend on the risk environment, its use in the DeFi ecosystem, and its role in emerging Web 3.0 themes.
Staking ETH may become a “prime rate” of cryptocurrency assets by 2022, as its value increases. With the rise of the cryptocurrency market, the number of people who own ETH is growing rapidly. However, the amount of ETH in circulation is still far from the USD 3 trillion that it was last year. Ethereum alone now holds more than USD 100 billion.