Kyle Samani, the co-founder of the $75 million cryptocurrency fund Multicoin Capital, has said that Ethereum will eventually challenge Bitcoin’s dominance over the market.
A Shift to Decentralized Exchanges
The founder of the Austin-based multi-million dollar cryptocurrency fund Multicoin Capital, Kyle Samani, has shared his take on the current stage of the cryptocurrency market.
He holds that it hasn’t all been doom and gloom despite the tumultuous 2018. According to the expert, one of the hottest trends on the block will be decentralized exchanges.
He believes that Binance’s plan to introduce a decentralized exchange will cause a massive shift in the cryptocurrency space.
Binance realizes that the greatest disruptive threat to their business is decentralized exchanges. […] On a long enough time scale, they believe it is likely to become a dominant form of exchange. As such, they’re aiming to disrupt themselves by pioneering here. I expect that they will create incentives to encourage customers to trade on the decentralized exchange instead of the centralized one, and will actively bridge liquidity pools. – He said.
In addition, he also said that other platforms might follow in the footsteps as Binance, as soon as it brings its decentralized trading platform to light.
Ethereum to Be Challenged Fiercely
Ethereum’s dominance as a platform providing an underlying infrastructure for the development of decentralized applications will be challenged fiercely going into the short to medium-term future, according to Samani.
He holds that a group of very well-funded projects will be able to pose a threat to Ethereum as the leading smart contract platform.
All of the new blockchains are aiming to challenge Ethereum. […] I expect by the end of the year the percentage of total developers building on Ethereum will be lower than it’s right now, simply because of the competition. […] At the end of 2019, I still expect Ethereum to be the market leader among smart contract platforms. But there is a real probability that by the end of 2020, this is no longer the case. – Said Samani.
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