While 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, 2018 is shaping up–in a big way–to be the year Ethereum takes off.
Since January 1, the second-largest digital currency by market cap has increased by roughly 74.7 percent–up from $755.76 to briefly $1,369.78 on Wednesday (January 10) before dipping back under and fluctuating between $1,299 and $1,320.68.
Bitcoin, on the other hand, has been more volatile. On January 1, the cryptocurrency was valued at $14,112.20 and subsequently reached a year-to-date high of $17,627.40 on January 5, but has since dipped back down to $14,638.50 as of January 10.
As a result, speculation has been circling as to what a better investment is: Bitcoin, or Ethereum?