Posts Tagged ‘predictions’

The 5 Top ICO Projects to Keep an Eye in February-March 2018

Multiple projects are being developed to capitalize on growing coins and blockchain technology popularity. Bitcoinist.com outlines 5 most promising projects that use ICO model and are making their way through the market at the end of winter and the first month of spring 2018. Cappasity RightMesh Arbidex CoinMetro Rentberry Read more

Study: SMEs Believe Cryptocurrency Payments Will Hit the High Street in Two Years

A new study, conducted by Paymentsense, a card payment provider in the U.K. and Ireland, revealed that 35 percent of 504 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain confident of the future of digital currency payments. Notably, small business owners have a more optimistic outlook with a fifth, or 21 percent, of the opinion that cryptocurrency […]

How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming the Legal Industry

Blockchain — known as the technology underpinning bitcoin — allows for records of transactions to be kept on a digital ledger and shared by everyone in the network. There are multiple blockchains, and the Ethereum blockchain introduced a feature called “smart contract” that allows coded programs to act upon predefined triggers. Blockchain technology is now […]

A Look Ahead at Crypto-Compliance & Regulation in 2018

Looking forward to 2018, several new pieces of legislation will be voted on or come into effect that will reshape how ICOs, cryptocurrencies, and their investors function. Whether these laws target cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings directly doesn’t change the fact that they will have a significant impact on the industry globally. iComplyICO CEO Matthew […]

Retail investors would ‘bear the brunt’ of a cryptocurrency market collapse, study says

Retail investors would feel the impact of a cryptocurrency market collapse the most, while institutional investors would be better protected against such an event, according to report released by S&P Global Ratings. The report also said that a huge drop in the value of cryptocurrencies would still be unlikely to disrupt financial markets. “For now, a […]

Here’s a great explanation of what the blockchain is from the person tasked with explaining it to the world

According to Jamie Smith, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s blockchain council, blockchain technology is not perfect for everything and it can be clunky, but it is still in its early days, and there’ll be “great innovators who come up who make it a lot less clunky.” […]

Cryptocurrency market will hit $1 trillion valuation this year, CEO of top exchange says

The entire cryptocurrency market will reach a total value of $1 trillion this year, according to Jesse Powell, founder and CEO of Kraken. The current market cap of all cryptocurrencies stands at around $417 billion, according to data from industry website CoinMarketCap. It hit an all-time high of more than $800 billion in early January, before falling […]

7 Trends Shaping the Evolving ICO Economy

According to CoinDesk, the seven main ICO trends for 2018 are as follows: Regulatory purgatory will continue. The funding pipeline will grow. Startups could seek ethereum alternatives. Decentralized apps will deploy. Beliefs about token economics will be tested. Consumer sophistication will increase. Traditional tech companies will decentralize (or at least sell tokens). Read more

Goldman Sachs: Today’s Cryptocurrencies Will Go to Zero, But Stronger Digital Currencies May Still Emerge

Goldman Sachs head of Global Investment Research Steve Strongin says that he believes most cryptocurrencies will ultimately fall to zero as current iterations are “too primitive” to be viable in the long term. Transactions are costly and lengthy, and cybersecurity issues plague the current cryptocurrency infrastructure. But on the bright side, the Amazons and Googles […]

What could this year have in store for the ICO?

2018 is set to be an exciting year for the ICO marketplace as more projects are planned just within the first few months of the year. Whilst 2017 brought cryptocurrencies into the limelight with prices raising to tremendous heights, 2018 is expected to see new currencies and platforms emerging. Financial and experienced investors will begin […]