18 blockchain-related prediction for 2018 by a co-founder of ConsenSys Capital, the financial services offering constellation at ConsenSys including ConsenSys Ventures, Token Foundry, and ConsenSys Capital Asset Management
Cryptocurrency market observers will remember 2017 as the year of the ICO boom, bitcoin’s hard fork(s), cryptokitties, a few major hacks, and the time when every single dinner party swayed towards talking about the price of bitcoin at some point or another. Instead of looking at the week that’s just passed, today we’re looking at the year that awaits us. As we reflect on the passing year, we see a number possible trends that will affect the market in 2018.
2018 will be the year where the tremendous innovation and promise of blockchain must become real. Otherwise, the market is in for a rude awakening. And maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world. As Chris Burniske, a partner at crypto-fund Placeholder Ventures, said “A strong #crypto bear market in 2018 would sharpen all of us.” In the spirit of staying sharp (and sharpening our pencils) Here are some predictions
As a new generation of crypto users begin to invest in the technology, developers are growing concerned about its infrastructure. They've seen this happen before – new users enter the space attracted by big gains, then suddenly, a catastrophic failure, usually at the very exchanges designed to hold and custody those funds.