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New year, new cryptocurrency predictions

Happy (belated) New Year! I intended to get this post up earlier, but I’ve been under the weather lately.

Now that we’re about a week into 2018, it’s probably a good time to talk about what’s in store for cryptocurrency as this decade winds down. I see daily questions from readers about my opinions on what the future holds, and I typically don’t respond (especially regarding price predictions) because I just don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. With that said, I do think it’d be fun to take a few educated guesses regarding major cryptocurrency developments that’ll probably happen in 2018-2019.

Read on for a look into CryptoBadger’s crystal ball!

Today’s Senate hearing on Bitcoin: surprisingly reasonable

This afternoon’s Senate hearing regarding the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies went quite well. In fact, the Washington Post is calling the hearing a “Bitcoin Lovefest.” It seems that many of the top US government officials recognize the potential value of Bitcoin, as well as the danger of stifling innovation by attempting to regulate it.

If you weren’t able to watch the hearing on C-SPAN, you can find an excellent summary on reddit of the main points made.

No doubt the positive hearing outcome helped drive today’s tremendous BTC price growth.