Did Putin endorse Ethereum?


As Putin meets Ethereum founder to create Russian Digital Currency the cryptocurrency world closely watches the Ethereum Bitcoin market share. Is Russia going to be the first country to move away from the fiat currency model?

13 June, AtoZForex – Just last week in our Ethereum Price Forecast we commented about Ethereum becoming the next big thing. Indeed we commented about the dependency of Ethereum Price on Bitcoin. However, the big question today is if Ethereum market share is going to surpass Bitcoin market share. As Putin meets Ethereum founder to create Russian Digital Currency there is big possibility that Ethereum market share will rise further more.

Ethereum market cap at the time of this article is $34.5 bln while Bitcoin market cap is $43 billion. Indeed if we look into the Ethereum Bitcoin comparison chart, we would see that Ethereum has 33.2% market share while Bitcoin has 39.6% market share. Indeed Ethereum and Bitcoin market share gap is getting smaller by the hour and the day.

ethereum bitcoin market share

Putin meets Ethereum founder to create Russian Digital Currency

Meanwhile, Ethereum success story as one of the top cryptocurreny to invest has caught another world leader’s attention. That leader is no other person that the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin has been trying to move away from the USD dependency. Hence reading the news with the title that Putin meets Ethereum founder to create Russian Digital Currency should not really be a surprise.

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin met Vladimir Putin during the St Petersburg Economic Forum last week. Official Kremlin has confirmed the meeting in their website. According to the Kremlin website Putin supports Ethereum founder’s plans to build contacts with Russian partners to implement Blockchain technology in Russia.

Meanwhile, according to the sources Russian Central bank has already initiated their Ethereum pilot project. The Russian Ethereum pilot project covers online payments as well as customer data verification with Russian lenders. The main point to emphasize is that Russian authorities are not ruling out creating an Ethereum based Russian digital currency.

Ethereum technology in Russia

Russian Central bank’s pilot project is NOT the first Ethereum technology in Russia. Indeed, Russian State Development bank VEB has already agreed to use Ethereum technology for some of their administrative functions. This also signifies the battle toward being the first country to implement blockchain governance. Maybe I am rushing too much?! Who knows?!

Ethereum based Russian Digital Currency

Let’s assume that Putin met Ethereum founder to create Russian Digital Currency, and they came to an agreement. If Russia would move as fast as this news signal, we could see Russian economy to become the first major global economic power to transfer their economic and financial backbone to Blockchain technology. Ethereum based digital governance and Ethereum based Russian digital currency.

Russian impact on Ethereum prices

Putin meets Ethereum founder to create Russian digital Currency

Can we conclude that Putin has endorsed Ethereum by meeting Vitalik Buterin?

I don’t beleive that anybody would disagree with this. Thus, there is a direct Russian impact on Ethereum prices.

Hence, Russian impact on Ethereum prices will be massive. Just yesterday Ethereum price has hit $410+ levels. Indeed we are projecting to see Ethereum prices to go as high as $550 as an initial Ethereum Price Forecast. It is like the use of internet and computer technologies. There was a time when we said that computers are for scientists, now, they are everywhere. So, why would blockchain technology and cryptocurrency not replace the money as we know?

Final comment on Ethereum price fluctuation:  such level of fluctuation is not common in financial world as we know. However, since the Crypto coins are at their infant stages we could still expect further fluctuations in the market. It should continue until there is equilibrium.

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