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Other Voices: Crypto Predictions for 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

By: Daniel Israeli, Barnea

2017 was a significant year for the blockchain industry in general and for cryptocurrencies in particular. The price of bitcoin and other digital currencies rose, and ventures accumulated over $3 billion via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

2018 is expected to be an equally interesting year for the cryptocurrencies industry, as new trends take shape and regulation becomes even more refined. Check out some of our digital currencies predictions for the year below.

Security Tokens

In late 2017, security tokens began to catch momentum in the market for ventures wishing to also raise funds inside the US, via an offering memorandum to accredited investors. Ventures have gravitated toward security tokens as they decrease the risk of being accused of offering securities to the public in the US.

The security tokens hype will continue in 2018. As a result, more capital will be raised through ICOs by way of security tokens (rather than utility tokens), as intended for accredited investors in the US.

ICO Growth & Sophisticated Money Will Move into the Market

In 2017 alone, ventures raised through ICOs about $3.25 billion, catching the attention of financial investors. Many analysts feel this progression could lead to a multi-trillion-dollar industry for startups, helping them to raise much-needed capital via crypto tokens and digital currencies. In addition, cryptocurrency usage is projected to grow in 2018 as its uses expand, including ......................

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