For 2018, we are closely watching Ether and are keeping both ears to the floor for news on Vitalik Buterin. We would not be surprised, and our sources are confirming this, that Vitalik Buterin will leave Ethereum in 2018.
Unfortunately, we keep hearing conflict within the Ether project and the way in which Vitalik Buterin is reacting towards the outer crypto population: he is not impressed.
It would be wise to keep a close watch on Ethereum. We predict that it will lose its second place market cap to Ripple shortly, possibly regain its second place right after, but from now on be neck-and-neck with Ripple on spot #2. Stellar will creep up on the top 5 shortly, too.
We predicted Charlie Lee leaving Litecoin months before it happened, and we are close to making that prediction again with Ethereum. In fact, we are 90% certain of it.
What we will be doing:
Keeping a close eye on Ether; values are at ATH right now, and should increase in the short term, but if Vitalik Buterin does in deed leave, we would short sell 60% of our holdings in Ether. Right now, we have cashed out 15%.