Ethereum (ETH) price analysis over 2018

The price of Ethereum (ETH) dropped 82% in 2018

2018 was a torrid year for cryptocurrencies. The price of Ethereum (ETH) dropped an astonishing 82% since it opened at $736.77 on January 1st, 2018. It closed on December 31st, 2018 at $131.90.

Despite the hammering the price of ETH took in 2018, it is still one of the biggest, most well known, and most widely traded cryptocurrencies around. It is one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation.

Monthly ETH price and monthly change

Date Open Close Monthly change Annual change
Jan-18 736.77 1,118.15 51.76% 51.76%
Feb-18 1,118.15 852.44 -23.76% 15.70%
Mar-18 852.44 394.10 -53.77% -46.51%
Apr-18 394.1 670.12 70.04% -9.05%
May-18 670.12 577.87 -13.77% -21.57%
Jun-18 577.87 452.72 -21.66% -38.55%
Jul-18 452.72 431.88 -4.60% -41.38%
Aug-18 431.88 281.94 -34.72% -61.73%
Sep-18 281.94 232.80 -17.43% -68.40%
Oct-18 232.8 198.59 -14.70% -73.05%
Nov-18 198.59 113.76 -42.72% -84.56%
Dec-18 113.76 131.9 15.95% -82.10%

Latest Ethereum price commentary

Current live ETH price information and interactive charts are available on our site 24 hours a day. The ticker bar at the top of every page on our site has the latest ETH price. Pricing is also available in a range of different currency equivalents:

US Dollar – ETHUSD

British Pound Sterling – ETHGBP

Japanese Yen – ETHJPY


Australian Dollar – ETHAUD

Russian Rouble – ETHRUB


In addition, we regularly publish an ETH price analysis:

About Ethereum

Ethereum was launched by Vitalik Buterin on July 3oth, 2015. He was a researcher and programmer working on Bitcoin Magazine, and he initially wrote a white paper in 2013 describing Ethereum. Buterin had proposed that Bitcoin needed a scripting language. He decided to develop a new platform with a more general scripting language when he couldn’t get buy-in for his proposal.

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