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The bitcoin price got hammered in 2018 amid the prolonged Crypto Winter, but many investment experts expect the volatility to subside in 2019, as institutional investors start entering the market. Some analysts believe bitcoin will re-emerge — like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes — on back of momentum created by institutional investors, the Australian Financial Review reported.
Decentralized Applications are applications or programs run on a Peer-to-Peer network of computers rather than a single computer with trustless protocols. They are a type of software program that are designed to exist on the internet in a way that’s controlled by any single entity and avoid any single point of failure.
A growing number of people are now openly predicting that 2019 will be the year of formal cryptocurrency regulations, with more and more governments and their treasury departments around the world taking a notable increase in interest. The cliché of crypto being an unregulated wild west has been fuelled in recent times by high profile crypto-related fraud and money laundering accusations.
From security token offerings to the crypto winter, a lot has happened in 2018. Beyond the flashy headlines, though, larger trends are manifesting. I believe three areas of conflict, between six “incompatible truths,” have been slowly taking shape, and that 2019 will see them unleashed in full force.
IT is well known among blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts that Singapore has taken a more open approach toward that industry compared with many other advanced jurisdictions. For starters, it is one of the few places in the world where the authorities have made a distinction between security tokens and utility tokens, enabling the latter to conduct their initial coin offering (ICO) without risking breaching any securities laws.
Operating as one of the few cryptocurrency exchanges based in the United States, Bittrex has made it public that it will be teaming up with the company International CryptoX (INCX) with the long-term goal of launching a cryptocurrency exchange with its key market target being focused on Asia specifically.