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Goldman Sachs Sees More Potential in Ether Than Bitcoin

•, by Kevin Helms

Ether Could Overtake Bitcoin as Dominant Store of Value, Says Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs shared its view on the future outlook for bitcoin and ether in a note published Tuesday. The investment bank's analysts reportedly argued that ether's real use cases could make the cryptocurrency the dominant digital store of value, overtaking bitcoin as the top cryptocurrency. They wrote:

"[Ether] currently looks like the cryptocurrency with the highest real use potential as Ethereum, the platform on which it is the native digital currency, is the most popular development platform for smart contract applications."

However, Goldman Sachs prefers gold, stating that neither cryptocurrency will be able to overtake gold anytime soon. The analysts explained that cryptocurrencies are not a direct competitor to gold as a safe haven asset due to their high volatility.

Goldman described: "Gold is competing with crypto to the same extent it is competing with other risky assets such as equities and cyclical commodities. We view gold as a defensive inflation hedge and crypto as a risk-on inflation hedge."