Just over ten years from the beginning, cryptocurnal and block space are still in the emerging phases of their development.
However, this should not be seen as a sign of slow progress. On the contrary, the block space is evolving rapidly – so fast that we are beginning to see a departure from old standards, methods and practices, even those that have recently been born.
Here are five immediate trends to be followed in 2019.
Crazy artists will develop
If you are copying with encryption data and white images for long enough, you will start to record certain trends. It was a time when everything that accompanied the launch of cryptocurrency was the Bitcointalk forum and some Github links.
By 2017, this paradigm has evolved into a place where you would not have a cheap web site filled with graphically advanced cosmic things, accompanied by appropriate links to 30-page white images and LinkedIn profiles of various unknown Asian technology geniuses – then you probably did not have much in the eyes of the average ICO investor.
Until 2019, this trend seems to be developing. More and more new projects deviate from the standard model in an effort to stand out from the crowd. Now, instead of the nine groups competing for the longest white paper, they are competing to have as short as possible.
One pagery is becoming more common as well as using video. Animations and graphics evolve to attract and inform investors without the use of text, and one new project even started with two manga comic issues that explained its use.
This may seem quite pleasant at first sight, but I think it will be just a mess, and it will be harder to distinguish between real projects and rodents in the near future. ICO's investment was sinking like a stone by the end of 2018, but the potential payout for greedy team members is still enough that the dropping of thousands of dollars for an extensive branding / PR campaign is the price I'm sure most will like to pay for.
The coins die
The Crypto-Currency Landscape is in constant flow, and the look at the front page of CoinMarketCap from 2013 reveals the volatile nature of the Altcoin market. Only three coins from the top 50's in 2013 are still in the top 100 today – Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and XRP (XRP).
Last year alone, there were many characters in the first hundreds, such as Syscoin (SYS), CyberMiles (CMT), Iconomi (ICN) and RChain (RHOC), which had dropped over 99% since January 2018.
In 2019, we might be surprised if some major players fall along the way and the reasons could be many times. If the market continues to struggle, as it was late, then the motivational structures of many great altcoins could be forced to withstand severe stress tests.
EOS (EOS), for example, is already dangerously close to becoming a non-profit enterprise for block manufacturers. Meanwhile, mining rewards for such major coins, such as Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin, have already perished at such minima that only the most important mines have died.
Falling market prices could be a mystery to many major players, but positively: We should consider the bear market as a natural selection factor – it will enable us to see in real time what works, what does not, and what needs to be done in the coming years.
Header SEC Will Lop
When Jim Clayton, chairman of the committee, handed over the subject of cryptocracy in November last week, Bitcoin's legal status was clearly apparent, namely that BTC did not fall into the category of securities.
However, this can not be said for all coins and tokens, and based on Clayton's remarks, it is likely that a typical holder has at least one issue of securities:
"Many of the ICOs you see and are talking about are securities, and if you offer or sell securities you have to do so in accordance with our laws." We were clear about this, the recent actions further emphasized that our securities laws relate to ICO space … "
Let's say we're still in the wild west of crypto-space, it's underestimated, and the SEC will have a lot of potential targets until they finally decide to take their step.
Blockchain will thrive
Blockchain and kryptocurrency are two very different things. One is shrouded in mystery, taboo and FUD, while the other is formed as the core of digital, financial infrastructure.
Andreas Antonopoulos warned of the growing interest of the financial elite in the bloc (without cryptography) in 2014. And on January 29, 2019, JP Morgan Chase, JR Chairman Joyce Chang, called for further unblocking of the crypt trade blockade, considered an obvious lack of reluctance to accept traders. declining volume of trade. She said Bloomberg:
"It was difficult to pass through regulatory questions (quote the lack of ETF approval) We have to separate blockchain from crypto – there has been progress on the block chain – there are successful cases of use."
Beware of Hybrids
In the last six months of 2018, XRP growth was dominated by market assessments, which supported a number of partnerships with major banking institutions.
But it is worth remembering that a large portion of the XRP train was based on the adoption of xCurrent – a semi-centralized block payment service completely separate from XRP.
Likewise, one of the largest reports in 2019 – enough to get coverage on CNBC with Ran Neu-Nerem – was the launch of the BitTorrent Token (BTT). But as Tron founder Justin Sun eventually revealed, BTT payments will also use "hybrid payment channels" outside the Tron block.
In addition, over $ 3 billion in profit was created by the creator of the online gaming juggernaut Fortnite only in 2018. All these games V-Bucks transactions were conducted without a decentralized distributed book and are a sign that the growing digital payment industry can continue to push, even without blockade.
Disclaimer: Author of own Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds coins in investment positions but does not include short or daily trading.
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