The bears ruled the entire cryptocurrency market in the whole of 2018. Analysts and investors believed that things would turn up after every plunge only for them to get worse. However, the rally experienced during the last week of 2018 revived hope of a bullish market in 2019.
Fred Wilson, venture capitalist, blogger and Union Square Ventures co-founder, the company which invested in such brands as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Zynga, Kickstarter, has published his annual post projecting what will happen in the year ahead.
In the post, he tries to divine the financial worlds and technology. He expects a bumpy ride for investors with shaky equities markets and he believes Trump is a one-term president. Despite all the mishaps expected to happen in 2019 globally with China’s growth rate also slowing down considerably, Wilson remains extensively optimistic.
The technology investor acknowledged that 2018 was a devastating phase for the crypto world with bitcoin shedding over 70% of its value. Many in the crypto space are wondering whether the latest drop is the bottom or if the worst is yet to happen. Although Wilson says that 2019 is going to be rough, he believes that there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Bulls at the End of the Tunnel
The recent drops are just part of the process of finding the bottom for the large, liquid, and lasting crypto-tokens. But, the process may take much of 2019 to play out perfectly. There might be some bullish runs, followed by significant selling pressures that will push the markets to retest the lows.
After the bottoming out process ends later in 2019, the markets will gradually enter a new bullish era. Wilson expects that the launch of anticipated blockchain-based projects will give the cryptocurrency markets the much-needed momentum. Smart Contracts will also deliver some real progress.
Fred Wilson said:
“I think we will see a number of “next gen” smart contract platforms ship and challenge Ethereum for leadership in this super important area of the crypto sector. I also expect the Ethereum open source community to ship a number of important improvements to its system in 2019 and defend their leadership in the smart contract space.”
However, the success of the markets is also dependent on regulators who may make misguided rules that may harm the budding high-quality projects. More crypto scams and failures are on the horizon as well since the technology is still new and not yet mainstream. Although there are several stumbling blocks in the crypto markets for 2019, Wilson presents a generally positive outlook for the future of crypto.
This message may give a sigh of relief for the undecided investors who are advised to wait out most of 2019 until the bullish phase dominates the markets.