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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

In recent years, investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain suddenly became a remarkably attractive proposition:

 

  • As of April 2021, the overall valuation of cryptocurrency's market capitalization reached USD$2.02 trillion.

  • The market grew by 220% from 2019 to 2020.

 

The most well-known and popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, make up almost half of the total market capitalization at one time. That percentage is shrinking as many new cryptocurrencies emerge, taking advantage of new technology in their respective fields.

 

Ethereum, another blockchain technology, has been making waves since its inception 2 years ago, and has already achieved its own market capitalization of over USD$300 billion.

 

Although cryptocurrencies are perhaps best known as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies, the blockchain technology upon which they are built has uses that extend far beyond being a means to exchange money.

Diversification of Blockchain Technology

In 2017, over half of all ICOs were related to infrastructure, 12% were in trading and investing, 10% in payments, 8% in finance, 5% in gaming and VR, and the rest a combination of commerce, advertising, identity management, data storage, commodities, art, music, and more. Growth in these areas is only just starting to be realized, which is excellent news for investors as it provides an early opportunity for diversification across a range of industries, thereby reducing risk.

 

There are thousands different cryptocurrencies being actively traded today, with more launching every month. Although this is a rapidly growing area, much of the world has yet to take notice. These assets have only just started to realize their intrinsic value and economic impact. Their wide-scale adoption, coupled with the revolutionary benefits and security of blockchain, will transform much of how we do business and transact with each other all over the globe.

 

Cryptocurrency is having a major impact trading as well. The widespread use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies will reduce dependence on traditional currencies, financial systems, and governments, and make the exchange of value a much more democratic process. Since cryptocurrency decentralizes currency, it has the ability to create a major impact on our world's financial future and global economy.