The digital currency field has experienced rapid growth and expansion in 2019, and governments and global companies are increasingly interested in this field. In the 2018 bear market, Bitcoin plummeted to $ 3,800. Many experts believe that it will fall into a long-term bear market, saying that the downturn in the first half of 2019 is the longest and worst in crypto history. At a time of difficult recovery in the cryptocurrency market, the digital currencies of enterprises and central banks have quietly become the focus of attention.
As blockchain is recognized as a transformative technology by governments and institutions around the world, the industry has achieved exponential growth in 2019. In 2019, the popularity of blockchain has reached a new height, and new use cases are constantly being explored.
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Since 2020, the big Vs in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have also expressed their views on the development of the industry, and at the same time made a wish for the new year.
Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier
Ledger is a manufacturer of cryptocurrency hardware wallets.
"Ledger's New Year's wish is to continue to advertise the importance of protecting digital assets to the market and reinforce the idea that once you have real value, you need real security. This is not limited to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but also Including connected devices and the Internet of Things. In order for this industry to grow and mature, it is vital to understand this, and we will do our best to promote such a concept. "
John Wolpert, co-founder of ConsenSys web3studio
web3studio aims to make distributed networks part of ConsenSys.
"The theme of blockchain in 2020 should be 'embracing boredom'. When it becomes boring but still useful, we know it is valuable. Just like Java: In 1998, we had the Java marketing team, and by 2000 In 2001, those marketing teams disappeared. Java is just a programming language. But object-oriented programming still has a lot of practical functions; the data I saw before was that there were 2 million Java developers at the time. It was boring and there was no C ++ language Marketing team, there is no Java marketing team, but these two languages are very useful. When the blockchain is in this situation, many people are still using it to make various things: then you know it is useful of."
Anchorage President and Co-Founder Diogo Mónica
Anchorage is an enterprise-grade hosting solution.
"Through Square and Docker, I have the honor to build an infrastructure that serves users worldwide. My goal in 2020 is to allow institutional investors to participate in the issuance of new currencies, as well as tens of millions of active users.
eToro UK General Manager Iqbal Gandham
eToro is a multi-asset social trading platform.
"In 2020, I hope to provide eToro employees with a new option: pay in cryptocurrency. It is agreed that projects like Libra can help employees in the gig economy, but full-time employees are also entitled to accept cryptocurrency to pay their wages .How to use cryptocurrency is another issue, but we are seeing more and more businesses and services accepting it as a payment method. "
HTC cryptocurrency head Phil Chen
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is also developing a blockchain phone.
"I want people to pay with cryptocurrencies, and I want people to start using more privacy applications and start paying with the Lightning Network."
Cointems Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Demirors
Coinshares is a digital asset management company.
"Spend less time attending cryptocurrency-related events and spending more time in other communities. I think we're stuck in the echo room. I don't need to preach to those who already believe in cryptocurrency, I need to talk to Interactions with people outside this industry better connect ideas in different parts of the world. We don't do very well in this area. I think we are sometimes very isolated and we will benefit from a more comprehensive, multidisciplinary Methods."
ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees
ShapeShift is a cryptocurrency exchange from Switzerland.
"By 2020, I want to see crypto assets return to equilibrium. I mean, in 2017, the market value of many cryptocurrencies reached billions of dollars (which is crazy), and from 2018 to 2019 In the same year, people's views were also too pessimistic (everything except bitcoin is worthless). Both extremes are misguided concepts, so I hope to see high-quality projects start to be more obvious than junk projects. the difference."
Valery Vavilov, co-founder and CEO of Bitfury Group
Bitfury is a Bitcoin blockchain software development company.
"I hope more people, companies, and governments in the world will choose to do good deeds. Their intrinsic values can make the world more trustworthy, livable, and safer for all of us."
Block.one CTO Daniel Larimer (BM)
Block.one is the development company of EOS and the publisher of EOS open source software.
"We want to work with everyone in the ecosystem to promote technology that promotes social integrity. We want to create a system that we can't do evil. There is a lot of tribal culture in the cryptocurrency space. After all, if the blockchain wins, we They all won. "
Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky
Celsius Network is a cryptocurrency lending platform.
"By 2020, the Federal Reserve may stop printing money and buy some bitcoins. We always promise ourselves that we will lose weight (volatility) by adding practical applications. (After they buy the first bitcoin) we You will find the advantages of everyone and not say bad things about other projects. 2020 has already arrived, so don't wait for the future and release yourself. "
TQ Tezos co-founder Chris Lawlor
TQ Tezos is dedicated to building the Tezos global community.
"In my opinion, market education is still the most important thing. That will make my life a lot easier. It will make life easier for all of my competitors and partners. This is a big deal and we are working hard to do a good job Our work. I really want to start a conversation with accurate information-or no information-but the most important thing is to overcome misinformation, which is very common. This phenomenon is very common in enterprises It's widespread, it's also very common among financial institutions, and although it's decreasing, it's still very common. "
Everledger CEO Leanne Kemp
Everledger uses blockchain to achieve asset ownership and supply chain transparency.
"We must make a wise choice in 2020, and this is a fork in the road-otherwise blockchain technology will not be able to realize its huge potential in the world. Enhancing the capabilities of blockchain: It is a basic component of a transparent value chain To make it easier for stakeholders to maintain compliance, increase efficiency and create unique value propositions in an increasingly competitive global market. With proper regulation, blockchain will benefit the broadest population in the most fair way. However, if We create fragmented systems that focus on efficiency rather than transparency, and the blockchain can lose the trust it can create. In the wrong hands, it can be used to leverage trust, mislead and restrict freedom. "
Decred co-founder and project leader Jake Yocom-Piatt
Decred is a community-oriented digital currency.
"The ultimate goal of Decred is to be a true, well-functioning Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). This requires that all stakeholders in the community have a say in project decisions, not just one or a few people Do this. In 2020, my desire is to continue to create a fairer mechanism for all by programming away from authority and development systems. Any project dedicated to the spirit of cryptocurrency decentralization should also fulfill its promise and find the elimination of hegemony Methods."
Xpring Senior Vice President Ethan Beard
Xpring is a technology startup hatched by Ripple.
"I hope to see more financial institutions holding and trading digital assets in 2020. At least half of the top 20 global banks use digital assets in some form. My hope is that this trend will extend beyond the G20. Other global markets. "
Orbs co-founder Tal Kol
The Orbs public chain is used to build apps and smart contracts.
"I want to show industry use cases related to everyday issues in the product. Specifically, I want to show the relationship of blockchain to the 2020 elections. In November, we were fortunate to be one of the few to report to the Congressional blockchain core team One of the projects. This meeting was held at the request of members of Congress who want to understand the use cases other than cryptocurrency and finance. Our proposed use case is a blockchain-based digital content authentication solution that can help Copyright protection, but it ’s also interesting that it can fight fake users and fake content. "