2019 Predictions for crypto
2019 could be a positive year for blockchain according to what shared by experts in the area. Here you can read their thoughts on this, https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2018/12/20/blockchain-and-crypto-leaders-share-their-2019-industry-predictions/#60d77f1e155e
Interesting that Malta will issue the first license for operators in this area
An article on Investopedia offers a good overview of Bitcoin‘s operation and history. It also describes some of the risks to evaluate before considering it as an investment.
These include the relative novelty and lack of track record of digital currency, the possibilities for hacking and fraud, the uncertainties of future regulation, and the competition of other developing virtual currency systems.
It also points out that Bitcoin transactions are similar to dealing with cash. They are “permanent and irreversible,” with “no third party or a payment processor, as in the case of a debit or credit card – hence, no source of protection or appeal if there is a problem.”
16 months ago
I would say 2019 or even beyond is not for cryptocurrencies. I think tech operators have already come to a conclusion that one good thing we get from Crypto is Blockchain. In Bitcoin drama that happened between Oct 2017 - to March 2018, investors lost more than they gained anything.
Bitcoin dipped and rest all cryptos just followed like ideal pupil of a blind master.
The best bet to find value is rethink your blockchain investment. Invest more on the giants who are doing Blockchain based work other than crypto.