Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD) is inextricably related to Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD). Today, Bitcoin is plainly winning the battle for cryptocurrency supremacy. Bitcoin’s price even eclipsed $57,000 recently. Bitcoin has boiled down a few of late, yet its market capitalization still eclipses $900 billion.

Source: Shutterstock Ethereum, with a more modest market cap of about$185 billion, is the other, often gone over cryptocurrency. It’s difficult to find conversation about one, without a minimum of reference of the other.

Both Bitcoin and Ethereum look incredibly promising moving into the future. Bitcoin has increased so much. Should financiers aim to Ethereum now? And how can financiers judge the two leading cryptos against one another?

Focus on Ethereum

I would state it is time for investors to shift more focus on Ethereum. First of all, Ethereum may effectively possess more capability to grow than Bitcoin. At its roughly $1,700 cost, ETH tokens simply look far more attractive than $50,000 BTC tokens.

Then there’s the matter of development. Ethereum has risen 571% in the previous year’s time. Bitcoin, a slightly lower, though still stellar 438%. Investors would be over the moon with either return, but Ethereum’s return has transcended.

Cryptocurrency remains opaque. The more I check out it, the less I feel I comprehend. It is a lot easier to compare and contrast stocks than cryptos. The stock exchange is fully grown, the cryptocurrency market is not.

That’s where I want to guide this discussion. Financiers want to know when Ethereum might overtake Bitcoin. Turns out there’s a handy index.

The Flippening

The flippening is an index of 8 metrics which tries to measure how close Ethereum is to eclipsing Bitcoin as the dominant cryptocurrency pairing.

The eight metrics the index tracks consist of market cap, deal count, trading volume, node count, active addresses, deal volume, total deal costs and Google search interest. The outcome is a number that reconciles when the two cryptos will flip in terms of dominance. The number as I compose this is 65.6%. That shows that Ethereum is roughly two-thirds of the way to flipping Bitcoin.

According to the website, Ethereum was just recently close to three-quarters of the method toward turning Bitcoin in early February. That’s because on Feb. 8 the index reached 72.35%.

The Flip Is Underway

In a few of the metrics including deal count, node count, and total deal costs, Ethereum already eclipses Bitcoin.

The 2 metrics that truly hold a great deal of sway in my mind are market cap and overall deal costs. As discussed, Ethereum is now making more in total deal costs than Bitcoin is according to the site. That’s an important aspect in evaluating the worth of a provided cryptocurrency. It’s generally rather tough to evaluate cryptocurrencies and use measurable metrics to them.

Ethereum has an unique benefit over Bitcoin from a transactional fees viewpoint. That must start to alert possible investors to Ethereum’s possible to shock the status quo.

However, if we take a look at the contrast between the two utilizing stocks as an analogy, market cap still holds a lot of sway. In the stock exchange, bigger market cap usually suggests a larger, more powerful company.

Bitcoin remains by far the leader because regard. As I already pointed out at the beginning of this short article, Bitcoin has a market capitalization of about $900 billion to Ethereum’s $185 billion. The point here is that lots of pundits will be remiss to call Ethereum the No. 1 crypto up until its market cap is higher than Bitcoin’s.

However for readers who wish to have a quick reference, at least the flipping can provide some referral in the frequently nontransparent cryptocurrency markets.

Business Treasuries

Business treasuries have actually started to think about Bitcoin in an institutional grade point of view.

Tesla recently added a $1.5 billion BTC position to its treasury. There are a notable number of other companies which have done the same.

This is a fascinating advancement in the advancement of Bitcoin. And it pleads the concern of when a corporation may do the very same with Ethereum. I can not find any news to suggest that it may occur soon, but perhaps it is another element to consider for ETH financiers.

Takeaway

I am not offered on cryptocurrencies yet. Their value and potential to provide enormous returns is shown. Ethereum might be the next to do what Bitcoin has actually just recently done. I ‘d argue that some of the metrics talked about above a minimum of give readers a method to rationalize a purchase moving on.

On the date of publication, Alex Sirois did not have (either straight or indirectly) any positions in the securities pointed out in this post.

Alex Sirois is an independent contributor to InvestorPlacewhose individual stock investing style is concentrated on long-lasting, buy-and-hold, wealth-building stock choices. Having worked in numerous industries from e-commerce to translation to education and using his MBA from George Washington University, he brings a diverse set of abilities through which he filters his writing.