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Crypto Market Update 2

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I believe the crypto market is going to go down in the short term based on the fact that many ERC-20 tokens could be considered securities. Also, the Ethereum-blockchain size has exceeded 1TB, and yes, it’s an issue. If you couple this with evidence that suggests Ripple’s XRP is a security (based on investor lawsuits), then one could postulate that there is a downward adjustment needed. Here are a few news sources to back up my thoughts:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/surviving-upcoming-erc20-crash-john-gotts/

https://www.coindesk.com/another-investor-lawsuit-claims-xrp-security/

https://hackernoon.com/the-ethereum-blockchain-size-has-exceeded-1tb-and-yes-its-an-issue-2b650b5f4f62

Crypto Market Update

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In my best estimate, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is going down in the short term. Some traders online are saying that the BTC price will hit $8000 once again. I’m waiting for more deals to appear before making new moves.

Some facts that are true regarding crypto right now are that social media companies are censoring posts related to crypto. As I mentioned in a previous post, some of the 2017 crypto growth is attributed to social media related to crypto. If censorship by major media continues, it will be harder to educate new users about crypto using these channels and onboard them. Another major marketing point which attracts new users is increases in the price of cryptocurrencies as highlighted by the news. If the price does not move up quickly, then this marketing bullet simply does not work.

Also, since Coinbase was forced to stop allowing credit card transactions, new gateways and onramps to crypto have slowed down. If you would like to know my opinion on new value drivers for cr…

What is the Next Value Driver for Crypto in 2018?

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What I'm looking for is the next big driver of value to the crypto markets. In 2017, we had credit cards and social media. What I'm trying to figure out is what will the 2018 killer value app be for crypto? What can we do to increase adoption to the crypto markets? My goal is to find direct ways to contribute. For example, I have a crypto blog which you can read for free.

Some drivers of value to Crypto in 2018 include:
Working decentralized marketplaces for physical and digital goods to disintermediate from middlemen. Inter-blockchain communication.Killer deployment tools. (DEX) Decentralized Exchanges. I've used https://token.store and it works wonderfully for ETH tokens. The UI is quite intuitive. The exchange doesn't hold your private key. More gateways (on ramps).More smart contracts on Ethereum and other networks.  Please add any additional ideas to this list by tweeting me. https://twitter.com/jaredsc Thank you.