It has been a wild ride for a cryptocurrency market that may not yet have hit bottom, scalding countless individuals and some big name investors. Yet blockchain—the technology upon which most cryptocurrencies are built—gained a strategic foothold in 2018 as an investment of the future for many blue-chip companies. How will crypto markets and their related technologies fare in the year ahead? Can blockchain companies with differentiated business models separate themselves from the pack? Is Bitcoin too slow to compete with the next wave of crypto competitors (such as stablecoins), or will it, as predicted by some name-brand investors, soar to new heights in the years ahead?
Member of the European Parliament, Panhellenic Socialist Movement
CEO and Founder, Galaxy Digital
Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute