Special: Bitcoin + Crypto in 2019 - Expert Analysis and Predictions

Reflections on 2018 and a look ahead to 2019 and what's in store for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

We interviewed four experts with diverse skillsets:
1. Roger Ver - Founder and CEO of Bitcoin.com, investor in many Bitcoin-related startups.
2. Vin Armani - Founder and CEO of CoinText, developer
3. Miko Matsumura - Cofounder of Evercoin and GP of gumi Cryptos venture fund
4. Gabriel Cardona - lead at developer.bitcoin.com, created BitBox

And we asked them the following questions:

  • How do you build in a bear market?
  • Is there a chance of cryptoassets appreciating next year on the basis of fundamentals, or are we reliant on a new wave of speculators to fuel the next bull run?
  • Will the Bitcoin Cash / Bitcoin SV hard fork matter a year from now? How will we look back at it?
  • Vitalik Buterin recently stated on R/BTC: “at the end of the day the goal of BCH should not be to grow its community by grabbing off a few more supporters from BTC and BSV, it should be reaching out to larger communities in broader society that stand to benefit from what it has to offer.” Do you agree? And if so, how do we do this?
  • At the end of the day, cryptocurrencies have to be used as cash, currency. How do you see usage of crypto in 2019 playing out, especially in developing countries?
  • Let’s pretend I, Matt, was off the grid for one year, no internet, human contact … and I come back online December 2019. If you had 60 seconds to fill me in on the last 12 months, what would you say? 2019 was the year of…
  • Will Stablecoins continue to generate attention, development and investment in 2019, or are they simply a sticking plaster for getting traders through bear markets, with their role likely to diminish once more favorable conditions return?
  • Why will security tokens be big?

Mentioned in the episode:
gumi Cryptos
Blockchain 2025 Stablecoin Mania Part 1 (Part 2)
Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang
True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Tokambrian Explosion

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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