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Crypto Experts Give Their Top Predictions for 2020

In an industry built around digital scarcity, opinions are in plentiful supply. Everyone’s got one, and they’d love to share it with the rest of the cryptosphere. As the decade draws to a close and another prepares to launch, it’s the perfect time to consider what 2020 has in store. Here’s what thought leaders, professionals, and investors have to say about the trends that will define the coming year — starting with the predicted price of BTC.

Also read: Which Token Will Be Next Year’s 50x Winner?

In 2020, the price of BTC Will Reach…

Where BTC will venture next year depends heavily on whether you believe May 2020’s halving event is priced in — which no one can seem to agree on. The rational market theory holds that investors have had years in which to prepare, and thus the slashing of BTC’s block reward should have little effect on pricing. But since when have “rational” and “crypto markets” ever been synonymous? “Bitcoin needs bigger macro catalysts than a marginal 2% point reduction in inflation rates,” believes Messari’s Ryan Selkis. Yele Bademosi of Binance Labs expects that “the lowest price of BTC in 2020 will be higher than the yearly low of 2019 (~$3,300).”

Blockchain Capital believes BTC will surpass $20k in 2020, as does Su Zhu of Three Arrows Capital, while a partner at The Spartan Group believes bitcoin will reach $40k, and he’s not alone, with other bulls including Bithumb’s Seonil Moon, who has predicted that “in 2020, institutional investors will move beyond testing and will start to create new demand for crypto.” With Bitcoin Cash also due to halve its block reward next year, and Blockchain Capital predicting onchain BTC fees to hit $100, 2020 may also smile kindly on BCH. Next year’s biggest bull is John McAfee, of course, but no one in the industry believes his $200k EOY prediction for BTC will come to pass.

Blockchain Networks to Watch out for in 2020

The severity of the threat presented by quantum computing remains a matter of intense debate, with new breakthroughs in quantum supremacy by Google focusing attention on the security of crypto networks. There’s less debate over the prominence that quantum-resistant networks will play next year, which several crypto crystal ball-gazers have tipped to prosper in 2020. This includes Quantum Resistant Ledger, which has obtained draft approval from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for Stateful Hash-Based Signature Schemes, the technology that secures its blockchain. QRL is about to hard fork to integrate decentralized onchain governance and more distributed mining with Randomx, and is one to watch next year.

Also tipped to prosper are smart contract blockchains that can rival Ethereum. In his 71-page Crypto Theses for 2020, Messari’s Ryan Selkis has highlighted Polkadot, which is set to launch next year, and Cosmos as the likeliest to succeed in this regard. He’s predicted that high volume dapps such as Earnbet, which has encountered scaling problems on EOS, will “build on their own Polkadot parachain or Cosmos zones.”

Crypto Experts Give Their Top Predictions for 2020

Web3 Protocols Tipped to Gain Ground

The decentralized web, borne along by Web3 technologies including IPFS, is also expected to come good in 2020. With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey launching Bluesky, a decentralized social media protocol, the spotlight has been shone on a vertical that promises to return data control to its owners and spawn censorship-resistant web platforms. On December 18, the New York Times addressed this trend, with Nathaniel Popper observing that “Decentralization used to be the thing the upstarts said would allow them to defeat Twitter and Facebook. Now Twitter and Facebook have adopted it as the solution to all the problems they are facing.”

Crypto Experts Give Their Top Predictions for 2020

Web3 projects that are projected to prosper next year include Cyber, a protocol that operates on top of IPHS (Interplanetary File System), providing an information consensus system for answers and a search engine. Its Interplanetary Search Engine and consensus computer will essentially form a decentralized Google that utilizes knowledge graphs. Permaweb storage solution Arweave, decentralized DNS Handshake, and Filecoin, which will launch in 2020, will also play a key role.

Decentralizing the Web: Handshake, Akash and the Quest for Censorship-Resistance

Next Year’s Likeliest to Succeed Altcoins

News.Bitcoin.com recently shared a list of predictions on the tokens likely to fare well in next year’s market. To that list can be added DOT — Polkadot’s native token — which Spartan Black expects to eventually reach a market cap in excess of Ethereum’s, reasoning “In China, it is the only project that comes anywhere close to Ethereum in terms of profile, community and investor interest.” He also expects Maker’s MKR to exceed $1,000.

Experts are less bullish on Telegram’s TON and Filecoin in terms of valuation, on account of the projects having launched late and raised amidst peak 2017-18 valuations. Blockchain Capital has predicted that none of the layer one networks to launch in 2020 will enter the top 10 by market cap. Spartan Black expects SNX and BAT to increase their market caps next year, but DOGE, NEO, and ICX to lose ground. Finally, Bram Cohen of Chia predicts that tether (USDT) will become the third largest digital asset by market cap.

Exchange Predictions

Coingecko’s Bobby Ong is skeptical that the exchange blockchains being developed by Huobi, Bithumb, Gate.io, and Okex will prosper next year, but is bullish on crypto derivatives, predicting that “Most crypto exchanges will start offering options to compete against Deribit.” Ari Nazir of Neural Capital anticipates that “Exchange tokens will continue to be the strongest performing non-vaporware investments in crypto.”

Bybit’s Ben Zhou has taken a more philosophical view of next year’s exchange landscape, telling news.Bitcoin.com: “As always, crypto remains a highly competitive market. I enjoy the constant competition as it reminds us to never rest on our laurels. However, we do not want to get too wrapped up in competing that we lose sight of our own goals. As Edward de Bono once said, ‘Companies that solely focus on competition will die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.’”

 

Staking as a service, which is now dominated by exchanges, is tipped to wither away next year due to saturation and increased awareness of the dilution caused by inflationary staking networks. “Staking fees will drop to near zero in 2020 and more than half of the 200+ stakers will go out of business,” predicts Spartan Black. Both he and Bobby Ong anticipate staking fees levied by exchanges will be slashed in a bid to compete with Binance. Ryan Selkis, meanwhile, cut straight to the point, writing “inflationary staking rewards are without qualification the dumbest thing this industry has deluded itself into believing since white paper investing caught fire in mid-2017.”

Crypto Experts Give Their Top Predictions for 2020

Decentralized Finance

Predicting the amount of value locked up in decentralized finance has become a variant on the annual BTC price prediction game. Defipulse.com currently records this figure as $645M, with Bobby Ong expecting $1B to be surpassed next year. Blockchain Capital is more bullish still, tipping $5 billion. Ong has also predicted that at least one defi app will be hacked next year, as does Charlie Noyes of Paradigm who projects that “at least one DAO is taken over by overtly malicious colluding voters for >$1mm in profit.”

Ryan Selkis anticipates further VC investment in defi-based wallet services “to compete as the gateways to crypto for “self-sovereign” crypto users.” The Block has predicted that next year will see greater leverage for defi derivatives, more liquidity, and more sophisticated financial products.

Bitcoin layer two solution Lightning Network, whose $6.2M of locked up BTC is recorded by defi aggregators such as Defipulse, may not fare so well next year. As news.Bitcoin.com recently showed, LN still isn’t ready for the masses, and even some of its former proponents have changed their tune. “Lightning is taking more time to develop than I’d originally thought,” conceded Ryan Selkis, writing that “it’s tough not to be disappointed with its lack of growth” in 2019.

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Whatever 2020 may hold for bitcoin, altcoins, and the rest of the cryptoconomy, investors are eagerly looking forward to the dawn of a new decade. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start with renewed determination to avoid shitcoins, dubious ICOs, and outright Ponzi schemes. Only time will tell whether the coming year will smile kindly upon the cryptosphere, bringing profitable trades and vindicated predictions to the current crop of crypto clairvoyants.

What are your crypto predictions for 2020? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Beware the growing Jezebel Spirit

There can be no doubt that the Christian warfare or #Spiritual Warfare has significantly increase in the last century as #Satan has released some of the most dangerous spirits to destroy the #church. There can be question that of all Satan hierarchy of Spirits, the most dangerous spirit operating in the church today is that of #Jezebel Spirit. The Spirit of Jezebel is a very cunning and seductive spirit.

This high level evil spirit has been responsible for tearing down many churches, pastors, people with prophetic ministries, and other ministries. Not only that, Jezebel Spirit has also been responsible for breaking up many marriages, friendships, companies, along with getting many people to commit cold-blooded murders and suicides.

But what are the different ways in which this Jezebel Spirit operates? How can we identify the Spirit of Jezebel?

Identifying The Spirit of Jezebel

Refuses to admit guilt or wrong

A person with a Jezebel spirit is will never admits wrong, unless it is a temporary admittance of guilt to gain “favour” with someone. To accept responsibility would violate the core of insecurity and pride from which it operates. When a Jezebel apologizes it is never in true repentance or acknowledgment of wrongdoing but rather “I’m sorry your feelings were hurt.”

Takes credit for everything

While a strong trait of Jezebel is to never take responsibility for his wrong actions or behaviour, he also is quick to take credit for benefits for which he contributed no effort.

Uses people to accomplish its agenda

The Spirit of Jezebel lets others do its dirty work. The Jezebel gets another person’s emotions stirred up, then lets that person go into a rage. The Jezebel sits back looking innocent, saying “Who me? What did I do?” This behaviour makes it difficult for even the most ardent truth seekers to pin one down. The Jezebel spirit is clever in its agenda.

Withholds information

Withholding information is one of the way a person operating under the influence of the Jezebel Spirit holds and maintain.  Remember the Jezebel spirit is a form of witchcraft. Witchcraft spirits loves to control other people. A Jezebel wields power over you by knowing something you don’t know in a situation. In the eyes of a Jezebel, having information you don’t have is a powerful weapon of control.

Jezebel is threaten by Prophetic #Ministry

A person with a Jezebel spirit will do everything in its power to destroy a person with a prophetic ministry or gift. Reason being is that someone with a prophetic gift or ministry will be able to identify Jezebel Spirit and will attack it. Remember Jezebel in the Bible tried to destroy all the  true prophets of #God and even tried to kill Elijah.

A person with a Jezebel spirit wants control and will do anything, even removing others to have control

Volunteers for anything

A Jezebel loves to volunteer, especially for projects were he/she will be seen and can have some level of control. Although he will work hard, his motive is never pure, and eventually his secret agenda cannot be hidden.

Lies about everything

A person with a Jezebel Spirit will lie, even when they don’t have to and are hard to detect. No one can lie better than a Jezebel. He can make you believe whatever he/she wants you to as he/she does this through manipulation. The fact that Jezebel can look you in the eye and lie just shows how strong and adamant this rebellious and recalcitrant spirit is.

Ignores people

A classic ploy of a controller is to ignore you when you disagree with him. This tactic is frequently used by leaders when someone doesn’t agree with their plans, and they isolate the person by ignoring him. Some in these situations have been ignored for months, just because they chose not to be a puppet and say to every idea or whim. This puts the person out of the leader’s grace and forces him to either “come around” to the leader’s way of thinking or be indefinitely ignored. One is not free to disagree with a controller.

Never gives credit or shows gratitude

A person with the Spirit of Jezebel will rarely give credit to someone or acknowledge another person’s actions, not even for something that turned out to greatly benefit the Jezebel. He just cannot bring himself to say thank you or to acknowledge that someone else did something right. There are those who have gone out of their way to bless a Jezebel by being the catalyst of sending him on a trip or giving a gift. Yet never will there be a thank you. This again puts the controller in a position of power. If Jezebel does, it is always to accomplish an end-game, but never from a pure #heart.

Criticizes everyone

This is a characteristic of a controller. He has to be the one who looks good, so he will quickly sharply criticize anyone who makes a suggestion or plan. Even though he likes the plan, he can only criticize it because the idea did not originate from him. Criticizing others elevates the controller in his own mind.

One-upmanship

A person with a Jezebel spirit will always upstage another person. Jezebel feels threatened by anyone who dares to steal the limelight or anyone who is a threat to his power and control. If you are with such a person and tell of your accomplishment or victory, you can be assured he will quickly tell of something he has accomplished.

When a controller is confronted, he commonly spiritualizes the situation, explaining it off on God. This prevents him from owning up to responsibility required of him. The implication is always, “You’ve got a problem; I don’t.”

Is insubordinate

A Jezebel never takes the side of the employer or a person in authority, unless it is a temporary action to make himself look good. He often will take credit for someone else’s idea. His main desire is for power and control. There is no conscience when an opportunity for recognition presents itself.

Is pushy and domineering

A person with a Jezebel spirit pressures you to do things, seemingly ripping from you your right to choose or make a decision for yourself. He makes others feel as though they don’t have enough sense to think for themselves.

Uses the element of surprise

A Jezebel’s main thrust is to be in control, and a large part of control is catching you off guard. Therefore, the element of surprise works well when he shows up a day early for a meeting, etc.

Sows seeds of discord

A Jezebel will continually belittle another person in the most subtle way. The strategy is to “gain” control by minimizing the value of another person. It is common for him to tell half-truths to implicate another person in your eyes. By sowing these seeds, he hopes to eventually reap a harvest of destruction, improving his position of power.

Commands attention

A Jezebel likes to be the centre of attention and doesn’t like to see others recognized and lauded. When someone else is recognized, he will quickly undermine the person’s accomplishments verbally.

Is vengeful

Since a Jezebel is never wrong, if you contradict or confront one, get ready to become his worst enemy. As long as you are in agreement with him, all is fine. But if you confront or challenge him, then look out. You are the target of his fiercest venom. A Jezebel will stop at nothing to destroy your reputation.

Attempts to make you look like you’re the Jezebel

A Jezebel spirit is difficult to pin down. If the person is near to being confronted, he or she will skilfully twist the entire situation, trying to make the innocent person look like the one who is attempting to control. As always, the Jezebel will do anything to look like the one who is right.

Insinuates disapproval

A Jezebel will often imply disapproval to those under his or her control. The controlled person feels no freedom to express an opinion, for fear of disapproval. This often manifests in a #marriage or in a working environment.

Knows it all

A Jezebel is usually blatant regarding his knowledge of everything. Quick to express his opinion in any area, he leaves little room for anyone to point out the other side of an issue. He has made idols of his opinions.

Is ambitious

The Jezebel has strong desire, but all for self. “I want what I want when I want it,” describes his worship of self-will. A Jezebel leader will never use the words, “We have a vision,” but rather, “My vision is thus and so.”

Gift giving

A person with the spirit of Jezebel loves to give gifts; this again is a form of control as the Jezebel uses gifts to make you feel obligated to him. It also compromises the victim in speaking against him or her or to confront truth about that person. I am not saying that everyone who gives gifts are Jezebel or does this to control others, but gift giving is a tactic used by those who have a need to control.

Is independent

No one has input in a Jezebel’s life. He fraternizes with no one unless it is to get you to “cooperate” with his agenda.

Is religious

A Jezebel dwells in the local church but doesn’t like authority unless he is in the position of authority. He or she will behave like they are holy or a Christian, but they are not.

Hides

We all want to believe that the person with a Jezebel spirit is delivered. The person may seem “normal” for a period, exhibiting none of the classic traits. Then suddenly without warning a situation will arise, once again with the spirit taking control and wreaking havoc over lives. Hopefully, true repentance will come. Only then will the person be delivered.

I hope this list will help you to identify or know the different characteristics of Jezebel Spirit  and be able to attack it. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about this article and if you have notice any of these traits in anyone. Be sure to share this article with your friends on Social Media so they too can arm themselves with knowledge of Jezebel Spirit as it is very much alive in society and the church today.

Another name for this is narcisism, which has become rampant in today's culture. 

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The Future Of Cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is created and managed through the use of advanced encryption techniques known as cryptography. Cryptocurrency made the leap from being an academic concept to (virtual) reality with the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. While Bitcoin attracted a growing following in subsequent years, it captured significant investor and media attention in April 2013 when it peaked at a record $266 per bitcoin after surging 10-fold in the preceding two months. Bitcoin sported a market value of over $2 billion at its peak, but a 50% plunge shortly thereafter sparked a raging debate about the future of cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular. So, will these alternative currencies eventually supplant conventional currencies and become as ubiquitous as dollars and euros someday? Or are cryptocurrencies a passing fad that will flame out before long? The answer lies with Bitcoin.

The Future of Cryptocurrency

Some economic analysts predict a big change in crypto is forthcoming as institutional money enters the market. Moreover, there is the possibility that crypto will be floated on the Nasdaq, which would further add credibility to blockchain and its uses as an alternative to conventional currencies. Some predict that all that crypto needs is a verified exchange traded fund (ETF). An ETF would definitely make it easier for people to invest in Bitcoin, but there still needs to be the demand to want to invest in crypto, which some say may not automatically be generated with a fund.

Understanding Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency that uses peer-to-peer technology, which enables all functions such as currency issuance, transaction processing and verification to be carried out collectively by the network. While this decentralization renders Bitcoin free from government manipulation or interference, the flipside is that there is no central authority to ensure that things run smoothly or to back the value of a Bitcoin. Bitcoins are created digitally through a “mining” process that requires powerful computers to solve complex algorithms and crunch numbers. They are currently created at the rate of 25 Bitcoins every 10 minutes and will be capped at 21 million, a level that is expected to be reached in 2140.

These characteristics make Bitcoin fundamentally different from a fiat currency, which is backed by the full faith and credit of its government. Fiat currency issuance is a highly centralized activity supervised by a nation’s central bank. While the bank regulates the amount of currency issued in accordance with its monetary policy objectives, there is theoretically no upper limit to the amount of such currency issuance. In addition, local currency deposits are generally insured against bank failures by a government body. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has no such support mechanisms. The value of a Bitcoin is wholly dependent on what investors are willing to pay for it at a point in time. As well, if a Bitcoin exchange folds up, clients with Bitcoin balances have no recourse to get them back.

Bitcoin Future Outlook

The future outlook for bitcoin is the subject of much debate. While the financial media is proliferated by so-called crypto-evangelists, Harvard University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Kenneth Rogoff suggests that the “overwhelming sentiment” among crypto advocates is that the total “market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies could explode over the next five years, rising to $5-10 [trillion].”

The historic volatility of the asset class is “no reason to panic,” he says. Still, he tempered his optimism and that of the “crypto evangelist” view of Bitcoin as digital gold, calling it “nutty,” stating its long-term value is “more likely to be $100 than $100,000.”

Rogoff argues that unlike physical gold, Bitcoin’s use is limited to transactions, which makes it more vulnerable to a bubble-like collapse. Additionally, the cryptocurrency’s energy-intensive verification process is “vastly less efficient” than systems that rely on “a trusted central authority like a central bank.”

Increasing Scrutiny

Bitcoin’s main benefits of decentralization and transaction anonymity have also made it a favored currency for a host of illegal activities including money laundering, drug peddling, smuggling and weapons procurement. This has attracted the attention of powerful regulatory and other government agencies such as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the SEC, and even the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In March 2013, FinCEN issued rules that defined virtual currency exchanges and administrators as money service businesses, bringing them within the ambit of government regulation. In May that year, the DHS froze an account of Mt. Gox — the largest Bitcoin exchange — that was held at Wells Fargo, alleging that it broke anti-money laundering laws. And in August, New York’s Department of Financial Services issued subpoenas to 22 emerging payment companies, many of which handled Bitcoin, asking about their measures to prevent money laundering and ensure consumer protection.  

Alternatives to Bitcoin

Despite its recent issues, Bitcoin’s success and growing visibility since its launch has resulted in a number of companies unveiling alternative cryptocurrencies, such as:

 
  • Litecoin — Litecoin is regarded as Bitcoin's leading rival at present, and it is designed for processing smaller transactions faster. It was founded in October 2011 as "a coin that is silver to Bitcoin’s gold,” according to founder Charles Lee. Unlike the heavy computer horsepower required for Bitcoin mining, Litecoins can be mined by a normal desktop computer. Litecoin’s maximum limit is 84 million — four times Bitcoin’s 21-million limit — and it has a transaction processing time of about 2.5 minutes, about one-fourth that of Bitcoin.
  • Ripple — Ripple was launched by OpenCoin, a company founded by technology entrepreneur Chris Larsen in 2012. Like Bitcoin, Ripple is both a currency and a payment system. The currency component is XRP, which has a mathematical foundation like Bitcoin. The payment mechanism enables the transfer of funds in any currency to another user on the Ripple network within seconds, in contrast to Bitcoin transactions, which can take as long as 10 minutes to confirm.
  • MintChip — Unlike most cryptocurrencies, MintChip is actually the creation of a government institution, specifically the Royal Canadian Mint. MintChip is a smartcard that holds electronic value and can transfer it securely from one chip to another. Like Bitcoin, MintChip does not need personal identification; unlike Bitcoin, it is backed by a physical currency, the Canadian dollar.
The Future

Some of the limitations that cryptocurrencies presently face — such as the fact that one’s digital fortune can be erased by a computer crash, or that a virtual vault may be ransacked by a hacker — may be overcome in time through technological advances. What will be harder to surmount is the basic paradox that bedevils cryptocurrencies — the more popular they become, the more regulation and government scrutiny they are likely to attract, which erodes the fundamental premise for their existence.

While the number of merchants who accept cryptocurrencies has steadily increased, they are still very much in the minority. For cryptocurrencies to become more widely used, they have to first gain widespread acceptance among consumers. However, their relative complexity compared to conventional currencies will likely deter most people, except for the technologically adept.
 

A cryptocurrency that aspires to become part of the mainstream financial system may have to satisfy widely divergent criteria. It would need to be mathematically complex (to avoid fraud and hacker attacks) but easy for consumers to understand; decentralized but with adequate consumer safeguards and protection; and preserve user anonymity without being a conduit for tax evasion, money laundering and other nefarious activities. Since these are formidable criteria to satisfy, is it possible that the most popular cryptocurrency in a few years’ time could have attributes that fall in between heavily-regulated fiat currencies and today’s cryptocurrencies? While that possibility looks remote, there is little doubt that as the leading cryptocurrency at present, Bitcoin’s success (or lack thereof) in dealing with the challenges it faces may determine the fortunes of other cryptocurrencies in the years ahead.

Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

If you are considering investing in cryptocurrencies, it may be best to treat your “investment” in the same way you would treat any other highly speculative venture. In other words, recognize that you run the risk of losing most of your investment, if not all of it. As stated earlier, a cryptocurrency has no intrinsic value apart from what a buyer is willing to pay for it at a point in time. This makes it very susceptible to huge price swings, which in turn increases the risk of loss for an investor. Bitcoin, for example, plunged from $260 to about $130 within a six-hour period on April 11, 2013. If you cannot stomach that kind of volatility, look elsewhere for investments that are better suited to you. While opinion continues to be deeply divided about the merits of Bitcoin as an investment — supporters point to its limited supply and growing usage as value drivers, while detractors see it as just another speculative bubble — this is one debate that a conservative investor would do well to avoid.

Conclusion

The emergence of Bitcoin has sparked a debate about its future and that of other cryptocurrencies. Despite Bitcoin’s recent issues, its success since its 2009 launch has inspired the creation of alternative cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ripple and MintChip. A cryptocurrency that aspires to become part of the mainstream financial system would have to satisfy very divergent criteria. While that possibility looks remote, there is little doubt that Bitcoin’s success or failure in dealing with the challenges it faces may determine the fortunes of other cryptocurrencies in the years ahead.

You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Reasons To Plan For 2020 Now

When people think about setting goals for the next year, people frequently think about setting New Years Resolutions. Can I ask you a question- do you actually keep your resolutions?

Chances are that you don’t. (And if you’re reading, and you do, then more power to you!)

But people who continually fail resolutions often like the idea of being able to implement new things in their lives regardless. Instead of trying to do everything at the start of the year, you should try to spread out your goals throughout the entire year!

Thus, a 2020 goals list is a perfect way to spread out your goals and resolutions across the entire year.

What is for 2020 List?

2020 is a goal-setting strategy exercise for you to select activities and behaviors you’d like to implement in the next year. The intention is to get you out, trying new activities, and pushing you out of your comfort zone for the upcoming year.

People say they feel like time just races on by, and it certainly feels that way sometimes! By doing a 2020 goal list, you’re allowing yourself to engage in more purposeful activities that will hopefully help bring you closer to your goals.

While there are no right or wrong items to pick, there are definitely some things to consider when setting up your list.

This article will help you optimize your 20 for 2020 list, and provide ideas and inspiration to add to your list. In the end, you can get your hands on a free printable to let you get started immediately!

Pick Activities that Are Realistic

Remember that your list of activities should be activities that you can easily do within your time in 2020. If flying to another country is likely something that you can’t afford, don’t worry about putting that on your list for 2020!

But consider engaging in activities that you can do in 2020 to help you reach your goal sooner, such as doing a saving money challenge. While you may not be able to complete the goal within the time frame, you can certainly take steps to get you there faster.

Consider Your Calendar

 

The most successful projects happen when you’re best able to evenly split your goals across the entire year. Trying to do too many things at the same time will likely lead to burnout, frustration, and giving up earlier.

Not sure how to do this successfully?

Majority of your items should include tasks that you can complete in less than a week. Examples could be:

 

  • Planting a garden
  • Going on a weekend camping trip
  • Going out to lunch with a family member

 

Intend to do 11-15 of these smaller activities for your 20 goals in 2020, depending on your comfort level.

 

For mid-range tasks that take anywhere between one week and one month, you should make sure that you aren’t filling up every month in your calendar with these types of items. Examples include:

  • 30-day challenges
  • Longer vacations
  • Short-term health challenges (21-day challenge, for example)
  • Sampling new things (new diets, a month-long class, etc…)

For long-term activities, which last anywhere between one month and one year, you’ll want to significantly limit the amount of these activities. Examples include:

 

  • New habits you intend to do daily
  • Taking a longer class
  • Joining a club

In all, you should plan to do no more than 3 long-term activities from your 20 goals.

The trick is you want to make sure that your list is sustainable.

 

Include Fun Activities, Too!

The last thing people tend to do is trying to pick things that are extraordinarily meaningful. Now, this isn’t bad, but if it’s not fun and meaningful for you to do, you’re going to find the process of trying to complete your checklist to be filled with joy.

 

 

So definitely work on improving yourself or tackle big projects, as your 2020 goals is an amazing time to do this. Also make sure to relax, try new things, and have a good time as well!

 

What Types of Goals Should You Pick?

You can literally pick anything you want for your 20 for 2020 project! I definitely recommend sticking to the guidelines above to help make sure that you are more likely to find success. However, coming up with ideas can be tricky sometimes!

Here are lots of great ideas to consider for your 2020 goals.

Go Someplace Far Away

Does it ever feel like you’re just constantly seeing the same things in your life over and over again? Or maybe you know you get sick of winter by February! Change your scenery and go someplace far, far away!

 
 
 

It doesn’t matter whether you drive, fly, or hop on a cruise ship, go someplace new and have a vacation!

Visit a Favorite Place

One of the places that sparks tons of amazing memories of my childhood are where I went to summer camp for eight years as a child. And I was thinking the other day- I haven’t visited there in over 13 years! That made me feel a little sad, considering it was my favorite place to go every single summer.

So if there is a place you love to go to, and you haven’t been there in a while, rekindle the magic and go check it out again!

Go Camping

Camping is a lot of fun, full of adventure, and you always come back with a ton of fascinating stories to tell your friends. If technology is wearing you down and you’re ready to reconnect with nature for a while, go camping! It always seems like no matter where you go, you never have to travel far to enjoy a tent, a sleeping bag, and a star-lit sky.

If going to a campground is a little challenging, go camping in your backyard!

Take a Road Trip

Road trips are terrific because you can always find adventure, whether it’s 30 minutes from your home or on the other side of the country. Learn more about events and sights close to where you’re at, visit a nearby state you’ve never been to, or meet a faraway friend someplace in the middle.

Road trips are extra amazing compared to hopping on an airplane because while it takes longer to get to your destination, you can find more things to do along the way.

Stay Overnight at a Local Bed & Breakfast

Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast? I’ll tell you what- I haven’t either! But I’ve always wanted to.

They are a little more unique from a hotel in that you’re spending time with other people also passing through for meals. You’re basically sharing somebody’s home that they’ve opened up to for guests and visitors! But it can be a wonderful way to travel and make new connections at the same time.

Start a New Habit in 2020

People love to envision starting these new, amazing habits for the new year. Well, it turns out almost all of the people who will set these goals for their New Years Resolutions will ultimately fail. (Hint- here are seven reasons why!)

Thankfully, while you’re using your 20 for 2020 goal challenge to improve yourself, you don’t have to change all your new habits on January 1st!  Try sprinkling in new habits and routines across the entire year to help make 2020  more successful.

And, if starting a regular habit is too involved, try to do new things for just a week or month. That way you don’t have to try to commit to things you may not enjoy.

Do a 30 Day Challenge.

30-day challenges are an amazing idea to try for your 2020 goals because they don’t require a ton of sacrifice. You get the opportunity to ‘try on’ a new habit for a month, and then you can determine whether you want to continue doing it or if it’s not working out for you.

Not to mention, there are dozens of types of 30-day challenges that you can try! Health, food, fitness, organization- you name it!

If you need some ideas for 30-day challenges to try out, here are some great links for your convenience!

Learn a Skill.

Why is that school is for kids? Learning is a lot of fun and can help tremendously with making life feel more purposeful. So why not use one of your 2020 goals for building a skill that you’ve always wanted to learn?

If going back to college is a little out of your reach, or you just want to do it from the comforts of your home, consider joining Skillshare! Skillshare is an amazing online community with over 30,000 online classes and workshops. You can learn skills such as:

  • Doodling Tutorials
  • Learn Adobe Creative Cloud  (seriously if you want to learn Photoshop, they have the best class!)
  • How to Create an Amazing Instagram Account

If you’d like to try two free months of Skillshare for Planning Mindfully followers, you can do that here!

Improve Your Relationships in 2020

Spend 2020 building better relationships, getting rid of toxic ones, and getting more involved with your communities. Here are some great ideas to try for your 20 for 2020.

Do a Social Media Friend Purge.

I’m sure every time you hop on social media, you always come across that one person (or five… or twenty) that you can’t stand. Maybe you’re always comparing yourself to them, or you have vastly different views on politics and religion. What’s beautiful with social media is you don’t have to litter your feeds with people who aren’t helping you improve yourself.

 

 

 

THE MARKETHIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM — Refer 3 To Receive Lifetime Rewards

THE MARKETHIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM – Refer 3 To Receive Lifetime Rewards 

Referral Program For Free Members And Upgraded Associates

Markethive is resolute and in preparation to take a large share of the new Market Network that is the next generation following the Social Media craze. That Market Network is defined as a platform that is integrated a Social Network (like Facebook, LinkedIn), SAAS tools (like GoToMeeting, Aweber, and Google Apps), Inbound Marketing (like Marketo, Hubspot),  Commerce platform (like eBay, Freelancers, Amazon) and Digital Media (like Cointelegragh, Bitcoin.com). 

As Markethive is built on the Blockchain it has its own consumer coin, MHV, which is fully integrated into the system and has created an Ecosystem for all members of Markethive, free and upgraded Entrepreneurs. So Markethive has established their niche as the only social (Market) Network that has an infinity Airdrop and a system that rewards the users for engaging on the platform and learning how to use it with ongoing, real-time micropayments, otherwise known as a Faucet.

 

What If You’re A Free Member?

If you’ve just signed up to Markethive you will have received your airdrop of 500 Markethive Coins (MHV) to your CoinClip. The next thing to do is to refer just 3 of your friends or colleagues to Markethive which unlocks the Micropayment Faucet allowing you to receive lifetime rewards of MHV Coin. 

 

So a Free Membership in Markethive allows you to earn coins with every post, process, and function within the system and like a faucet system, earn micropayments of Markethive Coin. Remember, it is not just another payment service provider other Social Media platforms have adopted. You actually earn MHV Coins and now is a perfect time to accumulate your coins. When the Markethive Exchange and wallet are implemented into the system, you’ll be able to convert it into the currency of your choice or buy products and services within the Markethive ecosystem. 

Thinking About Upgrading To Entrepreneur?

Upgrading to Entrepreneur, among many of the benefits, found here, you also receive a matching coin bonus of 500 MHV for each person that signs up and an advanced CMS control panel for your new "associate leads" found in the Friends section here.

Using your referral links will help you qualify for the micropayment faucet and will also gather and keep your associates for you in the "associate panel" where they will be accessible once you do upgrade to "Entrepreneur". You will also be paid the Matching coin bonus for each referral once you upgrade as well.

But do not delay too long once you start collecting "associates" because the matching bonus has a half-life of 30 days as demonstrated in the image below.

 

The Automated Referral Panel

The automated referral panel is found on the menu named Referral Program. You have 2 links as shown in the image below.

  1. The top one is the link to your Profile Page or Bio. Sharing this link is excellent for branding yourself or your business as explained here

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Share your unique Referral Link on your social network profile consistently and quickly receive a lot of referrals! Click on the Social Media buttons and your Capture page referral link will automatically be included. There is an assortment of thumbnails (images) that will rotate giving your post a fresh new look every time you share. 

 

The Capture Page 

    2. The second link is your Capture page which is extremely informative with a video and bullet point explanations. It’s intuitive, simple and captivating. 

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The Bottom Line

Bottom line, by joining Markethive you will get a Market Network Inbound Marketing platform worth $2500 per month for free and get “Airdropped” paid up to 500 Markethive coins [MHV] just for joining. By referring just 3 people you activate the micropayment faucet and continue to receive MHV coin payments for the duration of your life within the hive for all activity you perform on the Markethive Platform. 

Being the entire system runs on Markethive coin, you can expect the volume demand and increased velocity of the coin to also drive coin value accordingly. This is one of the main reasons we refer to our system as being a legitimate alternative to universal income, one based on ethics and integrity, not government-mandated theft and graft.

It’s interesting to note, the first Faucet invented was the Bitcoin faucet launched by Gavin Andresen, one of the earliest Bitcoin developers, in June 2010. At that time Bitcoin was about 8 cents. It gave out 5 Bitcoins a day until 2011 when it ran out of coins. 

Markethive has embraced this reward system and applied it to the many marketing and communications aspects within Markethive.  The big what if, is…in 10 years will Markethive coin have a similar rise in value? No doubt in my mind, given the fact MHV is a consumer coin with a real use case, unlike so many other altcoins on the market. Time, technology and the universal need for a holistic platform such as Markethive is on our side. Markethive to the moon! 

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ecosystem for entrepreneurs

Meanwhile, get busy and refer three people to unlock the faucet and start accumulating MHV coin. You will enjoy the fruits of Universal Income which is Markethive’s vision for everyone and destined to achieve. 

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Deb Williams 

A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

3 Ways Your Business Can Start 2020 Strong

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The end of the year is fast approaching, and it’s on track to go out with a bang. Adobe projects that U.S. online sales will reach record highs from this month through December, a 14 percent increase over last year. Capturing that year-end sales rush is key, but it’s even more crucial to properly prepare your business for 2020.

Don’t wait until January to get the new year’s wheels in motion. Instead, give yourself a couple months runway to get up to speed for a powerful takeoff. If you haven’t started prepping for 2020 yet, don’t fret — it’s not too late to begin today. Here are three ways you can start next year strong.

1. Budget for training.

To see business growth, you need to invest in the professional growth of your team. High-quality training will help accomplish this. It allows your team to keep up with technology, regulatory requirements, changes in products or services and branding. In order to reap those rewards, you have to allot the right budget.

Every business’s situation is different, so it’s important to assess your needs accurately. Medium-to-large organizations often allot 2 percent to 5 percent of salary budgets, according to eFront. If you’re a cash-strapped startup, that figure may be out of reach, but you should still calculate what training budget you can afford. Consider group-training options, which can be cheaper due to volume discounts. Also, use your in-house experts to provide training through quarterly group workshops or mentorship programs. Rochester, NY-based Birchcrest Tree & Landscape takes this approach, using employee trainers to maintain quality and boost profitability. The company assigns employees across departments as trainers; when there’s a training need, that's their full focus. When there’s not, team members concentrate on completing the typical daily tasks in their respective departments.

Related: What is a good rule of thumb for budgeting for conferences and seminars?

2. Set concrete goals.

Don’t be like the New Year’s Eve resolution maker who pledges a vague promise to “get in shape this year.” To drive revenue and growth, you need to establish concrete goals, ones to which you and your team can be held accountable. The best way to do that is to make your goals “SMART.” This popular acronym, borrowed from the self-improvement world, stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound. This means each of your realistic goals needs to state in detailed language exactly what's to be achieved, by what time point, using which methods — and how you can prove you’ve achieved it.

Say you’re in a niche pet-foods market. You might set a SMART goal to increase sales of your high-protein dog brownies by 2 percent by the end of the first quarter. You would also plan to achieve that through a 12-week online advertising blitz. “Once you are all set with your goal, split it into smaller milestones with their own deadlines,” advises Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and founder of Flock, a collaboration platform vendor. “This stops team members from becoming overwhelmed by ambitious goals. The team finds it less intimidating to focus on one small component of a project at a time.”

3. Prioritize high-quality data.

Today’s business world runs on data, so it’s critical to make sure yours is correct and well-managed. “Data must be accurate and clearly structured before you can analyze it effectively. Bad data renders your machine-learning tools and personnel investments useless, and it can ultimately lead to errors that harm your business,” explains Vince Dawkins, president and CEO of Enertia Software, to Innovation Enterprise.

Start off 2020 with an eye toward data quality — you’ll thank yourself later. Insist your team follow best practices for data management. This includes measuring your data quality regularly, cleaning databases and taking a hard look at the flow of data through your operations.

Related: Why Bad Data Could Cost Entrepreneurs Millions

Start by prioritizing which data is most important for your business, making sure the associated databases have no duplicate or inaccurate information. Set up a data-improvement plan (and associated SMART goals) to tackle this project efficiently. In the end, you should have KPIs that allow you to assess the quality of your data and databases that conform to them.

The end of the year isn't just for office holiday parties — it’s a key time to prepare for January and beyond. Through appropriate training, SMART goals and robust data management, you can start off strong. Prepare today, and you’ll be ready for a great new year.

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

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Bitcoin in 2020: What to Expect from BTC Value in the Future

Bitcoin has had its second major crash this year, and its current price is only a fraction of this year’s all-time high. While a lot of investors expected the end of 2018 to bring the end of the bear market and allow BTC to reach new heights, it doesn’t seem likely that his will be the case. Even so, investors continue looking into the future, only slightly bothered by the current drawback.

Many of them remain convinced that this is not the end of 2018, and that it will rise again, just as it did every time in the last 10 years. With that in mind, many are wondering what to expect in the next year or two? Predicting the price is never easy nor accurate, and the further we go into the future, the less accurate these predictions can be.

Even so, 2020 is seen by many as a big and important year, the end of the second decade of the 21st century, which is why many are interested in experts’ opinions what this might mean for crypto. This is why we have collected the best-educated guesses of some of the biggest names in crypto, finance, and technology.

1. Tom Lee

Tom Lee is head of research and a co-founder of a crypto research company called Fundstrat Global Advisors. According to his earlier predictions, he stated that Bitcoin will hit $25,000 by the end of 2018. Of course, this was before the bear market and the second market crash of this year caused all this damage.

His later predictions stated that BTC can still hit at least $15,000 per coin by the year’s end. Lee has also had numerous live TV appearances where he discussed Bitcoin and its price. He also talked about creating an index that would track Bitcoin price, all in all, Lee is one of the most respected figures in the crypto industry, which is why his opinion is held to a very high regard. As for his thoughts on Bitcoin in 2020, a chart analysis based on BTC price movement throughout its history had him convinced that BTC will hit the value of $91,000.

2. John McAfee

John McAfee is a name known around the world, mostly for his McAfee antivirus, however, in recent years, he also became involved in the crypto industry. His interesting background and unexpected price predictions brought him to the attention of the entire community, and he used it to make a profit by promoting ICOs. He also revealed that he charges over $100,000 for price predictions and that a lot of crypto projects are more than willing to pay this price to get them.

His price predictions were often stretched as far as possible, which is seen is his last year’s prediction that BTC will hit $500,000 per coin in 2020. Despite the fact that many have seen this prediction as unlikely even then, he recently moved it even further up, stating that he expects Bitcoin to reach $1 million per coin.

Of course, these predictions are not just guesses, and he has based them on a special price model that he has created himself. The same price model predicted that BTC will reach $5,000 by the end of 2017. At the time when he made this prediction, a feat like that seemed impossible. As we know now, BTC grew to be four times that size.

Of course, this would also mean that the total market cap would skyrocket as well, possibly hitting as much as $15 trillion.

Of course, some of his predictions were wrong in the opposite way too. One of those included the prediction that BTC will return to its price of $15,000 per coin in June 2018, which clearly, did not happen. Because of this, most people are now taking his words with a grain of salt. However. McAfee remains one of biggest out there, and there is no doubt that a lot of investors would like his predictions to come true.

3. Fran Strajnar

Strajnar is a CEO of Brave New Coin and has predicted that Bitcoin can easily hit $200,000 by 2020. The reason for this is a rapid rate of adoption of the number one currency, as well as its altcoins. Strajnar claims that more users are developing an interest in BTC all the time, meaning that the network is growing. Additional wallets are being created all the time, and the same is true for various apps and dApps. Strajnar expects that this will continue, and that usage increase will eventually bring BTC to a much higher value.

4. Osato Avan-Nomayo

Osato Avan Nomayo is a well-known Bitcoin analyst that has predicted that the reward will drop to 6.25 BTC by 2020. Bitcoin mining rewards are known for getting cut in half when a certain number of blocks has been mined, and this has already happened twice so far. The first halvation was in 2012 when BTC rewards dropped from 50 BTC to 25 BTC. Then, in 2016, the same happened again, and BTC rewards dropped from 25 coins to only 12.5, which is the amount of BTC that miners receive today.

Now, Osato believes that 2020 will be the time when the next halving will occur, as it seems to be happening after every four years. However, after every halving, BTC prices surged, and while Osato never gave a specific prediction, the price that the analyst expects is higher than $20,000.

 

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Four common ways you may be standing in the way of your personal growth.

As we approach the end of 2019, you may find yourself reflecting on your past resolutions. Were you able to meet your aspirations? If so, amazing! Give yourself a round of applause! If not, you’re not alone. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.i What exactly goes wrong in this process? While the reasons vary from person to person, here are 4 common ways you are standing in the way of your success.

 

Your goals aren’t clear.

Do you know where your goals came from?

Why are they important to you?

How would achieving these goals influence your life?

If you can’t answer these questions easily, you may need to consider clarifying your goals prior to setting them. Uncertainty about your goals creates room for indifference, confusion, and distance between your goals and your aspirations. You may think the most important step is simply creating the goals, but crafting vague objectives can cause you more psychological distress.ii The crucial component is tailoring tasks that align with who you are and where you wish to be.

 

You feel overwhelmed.

Change can be daunting. It may seem as though you are making a sharp turn to adapt to a path paved with your goals. You may not know where to start, however, you may also be facing pressured to hurry up and do so. The pressure surrounding you may come from your environment, culture, loved ones, and even from yourself. Over time, this pressure may cause it to seem as though the walls are beginning to close in on you. Even if you surface from the pressure, you may not know where the road begins. Further, even if you do know where the journey starts, looking at the long road ahead may cause you to feel as though it’s too much, too soon. These factors may cause you to quit before you even start.

 

You feel discouraged.

As you strive for your goals, you may become impatient in the process. Perhaps you are not seeing signs of progress, or at least not as fast as you previously expected. You may find yourself reflecting on the pros and cons, and whether the goals are even valuable.iii When this happens, you’re at risk of a snowball effect.iii Rather than getting up, dusting off your hands, and moving forward, when faced with hurdles in the process your goals may no longer seem doable or desirable.iv

 

If you’re unwilling to abandon your aspirations, you may then find yourself at a fork in the road. At this point, you may the decision to continue as is, or reevaluate your process. You may be set in your ways, comfortable in your routine, and attached to your idea of the goal and the regimented way in which it must be achieved. On one hand, your methods may be adequate and you simply need more time. On the other hand, rigid adherence to your strategies may cause you to be blinded at the other possibilities that may promote goal-attainment.v

 

You’re not ready to change.

Growth isn’t a linear process.vi You may think you are interested in change, and you very well may be, but are you ready? The chances are, if you’re setting new goals for yourself, you may be hungry for some level of change. Nevertheless, failure to thoroughly consider the corresponding what, when, where, and why may cause you to lack the ability to truly ask yourself if you are currently ready to make the necessary changes. You may find yourself making and taking every excusevii under the sun that helps you step away from your path. This lack of connection, motivation, and dedication doesn’t mean that your goals aren’t representative of your dreams. It may simply mean that they are not the goals that matter the most to you at this present time.

 

When you know how you may stand in your way, you can empower yourself to move. If you're ready to make this step, look out for the second part in this series in which I share strategies to set meaningful goals, tackle these four common hurdles, and improve your personal growth.

 

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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One small step for man one giant leap for Bitcoin

Bitcoin has gone (almost literally) to the moon, a Deutsche Bank report has signalled concern over the future of fiat currencies, and much more. Read on to get up to speed.

 

Bank of China issued $2.8bn in blockchain-based bonds

 

One of China’s four major commercial banks, Bank of China, has issued 20 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) in blockchain-based bonds for small and micro-sized enterprises using their own blockchain-based bond issuance system.

 

“The bond issuance is part of the country’s effort to support entrepreneurs with more efficient access to capital. As of September, the bank has lent 404 billion yuan ($57.7 billion) to more than 410,000 small and micro-sized enterprises,” the bank said.

 

Financing for SMEs (small to medium enterprises) has been one of the major blockchain use cases for banks and FSPs (financial service providers) in China. This is a great move that should prove positive for smaller players looking to get in on blockchain-based business action.

 

Millennials rate BTC over Disney or Netflix

 

Investment management firm, Charles Schwab reported that in the third quarter this year, millennials (age 25 — 39 years old) invested more in Bitcoin than stocks in companies like Disney or Netflix.

 

Millennials hold 1.84% of their assets in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), an investment product from Digital Currency Group. The group sells shares in the fund to accredited investors, where it’s managed for them by Grayscale, who trade and hold Bitcoin directly.

 

Conversely, Boomers tend to favour more mainstream investments such as Apple and Amazon.

 

Ethereum’s “Istanbul” upgrade goes live

 

Ethereum’s hard fork, dubbed “Istanbul” has gone live, with six distinct upgrades to the network.

 

A hard fork occurs when a radical change in the network’s underlying protocol creates new rules defining which blocks and transactions the network will consider as valid. Because of the blockchain’s decentralised nature, the community needs to work together with developers to agree on which changes will be implemented.

 

For more on the specific changes implemented, check out Ethereum’s blog.

 

Deutsche Bank’s “multi-trillion dollar” question

 

Will fiat currencies survive? According to Deutsche Bank, maybe not.
"The forces that have held the current fiat system together now look fragile and they could unravel in the 2020s," Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid wrote in a report looking at 24 alternative ideas for the next 10 years.

 

"If so, that will start to lead to a backlash against fiat money and demand for alternative currencies, such as gold or crypto could soar. The demand for alternative currencies will therefore likely be significantly higher by the time 2030 rolls around."

 

“Will fiat currencies survive the policy dilemma that authorities will experience as they try to balance higher yields with record levels of debt?” Reid asked. “That’s the multi-trillion-dollar (or bitcoin) question for the decade ahead.”
What are your predictions for fiat currencies in 10+ years? Let us know on Twitter.

 

One small step for man, one giant leap for Bitcoin

 

Developers at SpaceChain have reportedly sent a crypto wallet into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch is the first step in building a decentralised blockchain infrastructure above Earth — which would put the wallet beyond any country’s jurisdiction and outside the reach of physical hardware hacks.

 

The node is the first of its kind to take such measures to make crypto transactions even more secure. This is SpaceChain’s third launch, but its first from American soil. The other two launched from China.

 

The device will have a slower connection and will take hours as opposed to minutes for a single transaction to complete. Zee Zheng, SpaceChain’s CEO and co-founder, describes the slower speed as a positive attribute: “We actually want to make slower. We see so many crypto exchanges get hacked. And within two minutes the funds — millions of dollars — get transferred. By utilising this channel we can not only secure transactions,” but have a chance to intercept suspicious activity, he said.

 

This innovation gives a whole new meaning to the expression “to the moon.”

( Written by Luno Team)

 

 

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What crypto Twitter had to say in 2019

It’s been another hectic year in the cryptosphere. Major players entered the space, new use cases emerged, and fresh challenges were overcome. Best of all though, we welcomed a whole host of new faces to the ever-growing crypto community.

With new faces come new voices. With new voices come new opinions about how the potential of crypto can be realised. The crypto space is a broad church, and consensus is the name of the game. In crypto, more than perhaps anywhere else, your opinion matters.

 

This is why, throughout the year, we run regular polls on Twitter. We canvas the crypto community on all the biggest issues facing the space, from the latest projects to the biggest misconceptions.

 

Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say in 2019.

 

What are the most common Bitcoin misconceptions?

 

Bitcoin is still in its infancy as a technology and a movement. As a result, there remain many misconceptions around it, some of which unfortunately hold back non-users from taking the plunge.

 

When we asked you what were the major misconceptions about Bitcoin, we got an array of answers. But there was one hoary old chestnut that just doesn’t want to die, no matter how many times it’s disproved — that Bitcoin is just a tool for criminals.

What's the most common misconception you hear about #Bitcoin? ????⤵️

51%Only Used by Criminals
23%Bitcoin Is Anonymous
17%Network is Prone to Hacks
9%Other — comment below
 
 
 

The perception of Bitcoin as a ‘rogue’s currency’ is a remnant of its early days, where its association with the dark web dominated the media coverage around its existence. It’s probably also linked to the second misconception in our survey — that Bitcoin is anonymous. However, the truth could not be more different.

 

Organisations such as Chainalysis have become adept at identifying rogue accounts and unusual transaction activity. Law enforcement too can now trace bad actors far more easily than before. Worse still for your average crook, if you’re caught once, your entire transaction history is available. Cash, conversely, is almost impossible to trace.

 

Basically, Bitcoin is a terrible choice for carrying out anything illegal. People have always found a way to carry out illegal activities, long before Bitcoin existed. Maybe they always will. Bitcoin now has countless legitimate uses and its use by criminals has shrunk dramatically as education has increased. This education must continue and such misconceptions addressed wherever and whenever they occur.

 

What do you look for in a crypto project?

 

The crypto space is not just about Bitcoin — although it remains the benchmark. There are a plethora of cryptocurrencies and crypto projects out there today, all of which prioritise different functionalities and have their own unique selling points.

 

Each project also has its own community. In your journey through crypto, you may have become involved with one of these projects, attracted by their claims to solve a specific problem.

????️ #Luno poll time again!

What features do you look for in a #crypto project?

Comment below with any other features that you consider ⤵️

18%⚖️ Scalability
14% Community
37% Decentralisation
31% Active development

When we asked which features you most look for, decentralisation came out some way ahead. Decentralisation is a core principle of cryptocurrency and central to the idea that it gives control back to the people. That it is still such a priority suggests that many in the community are purists who still believe in economic freedom as a core principle.

 

Who is Satoshi and does it matter?

 

We all know the internet loves a good mystery, so it’s no surprise that the identity of anonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has been the subject of much debate. There have been numerous theories, touting everyone from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Elon Musk as a potential Nakamoto.

 

However, we still don’t know the truth. And as time passes, it becomes increasingly unlikely that we ever will. Something the community evidently agrees with.

 

 

 

????️Luno Poll time!

Do you think the pseudonymous creator of #Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, will ever reveal himself? ????????

19%Yes âœ
81%No ❌

The reason for this anonymity is, for obvious reasons, unclear. Nakamoto remains anonymous for either their own sake, or the sake of Bitcoin (or a combination of the two). And you seem to agree that s/he’s taken the right course of action.

Do you think it matters that we don't know who Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of #Bitcoin is? ????

35%Yes âœ
65%No ❌

If Nakamoto is an individual, remaining anonymous is arguably the best choice for their safety (and sanity). If their identity were to become known, they would face constant scrutiny from the media, the cryptocurrency community, regulators, and so on. They would also become a de facto leader of Bitcoin, which goes against everything cryptocurrency stands for.

 

Will Libra help Bitcoin?

 

The big story in crypto this year was Facebook’s Libra project. But what about its impact on Bitcoin? There were many headlines upon its release decrying that Libra would ‘bring about the death of Bitcoin’. But the community saw things differently.

 

Do you think @facebook's #libracoin ♎️ will help increase #Bitcoin adoption when it launches? ????

77%✠Yes
23%❌ No

The general consensus seems to be that Libra can only be a good thing for Bitcoin. Speaking to Forbes, Clement Thibault, Senior Analyst at global financial markets platform Investing.com, explained that "Libra is the biggest corporate endorsement of cryptocurrencies yet. Libra has the potential to introduce billions of potential users to the idea of value transfer via blockchain. This should therefore benefit Bitcoin as well.”

 

This is because they are not really competitors. Bitcoin and Libra both offer different value propositions. Bitcoin is more akin to a valuable commodity, like gold—possessing some immediately provides value. Libra, on the other hand, has more in common with a bank note or security. Its value depends on what fiat currency it's backed by and it can only be used in peer-to-peer transactions if approved by the backers.

 

In 2020, if Libra is released as expected, we should find out who was right.

 

Would you get paid in crypto?

 

In 2019, we saw New Zealand become the first country to legalise payment of employee salaries in crypto.

#Poll time! ????

Would you want the option of being paid in #Crypto?

????????????

68%Yes
15%No
17%Partly

With demand clearly high, will other countries follow their lead in 2020?

 

What trait of Bitcoin makes it superior to gold and fiat?

 

There are many reasons people buy Bitcoin. We’ll be exploring these in greater depth in the new year (keep your eyes peeled for further details, coming soon).

 

This was one of our more finely balanced surveys, ending in a dead heat. The close nature of the responses just shows the diversity of motivations people have for entering the space.

What trait of #Bitcoin do you think makes it superior to #Gold and #Fiat?

33%Scarcity
26%Censorship resistance
33%Open source
8%Other — comment

Our results are pretty evenly divided across the board, with scarcity and open source tied at the top and censorship resistance a close second. Why did you get into crypto? Let us know what advantages you believe it holds over gold and fiat.

 

Should you shill your family Bitcoin this holiday season?

 

Finally, with the holiday season fast approaching and people across the world settling in for a large dose of family time, we asked the question you need to know: Should you bring up Bitcoin at the dinner table? Obviously the answer is YES, SHILL SHILL SHILL.

 

Though if the experiences of our community are anything to go by, don’t necessarily expect a glowing reaction.

How do your friends and family react when you start talking about #Crypto & #Bitcoin

22%They want to know more 
18%They ignore me
60%They think its a scam 

Happy holidays!

It’s been another hectic year in the cryptosphere. Major players entered the space, new use cases emerged, and fresh challenges were overcome. Best of all though, we welcomed a whole host of new faces to the ever-growing crypto community.

 

With new faces come new voices. With new voices come new opinions about how the potential of crypto can be realised. The crypto space is a broad church, and consensus is the name of the game. In crypto, more than perhaps anywhere else, your opinion matters.

 

This is why, throughout the year, we run regular polls on Twitter. We canvas the crypto community on all the biggest issues facing the space, from the latest projects to the biggest misconceptions.

 

Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say in 2019.

 

What are the most common Bitcoin misconceptions?

 

Bitcoin is still in its infancy as a technology and a movement. As a result, there remain many misconceptions around it, some of which unfortunately hold back non-users from taking the plunge.

 

When we asked you what were the major misconceptions about Bitcoin, we got an array of answers. But there was one hoary old chestnut that just doesn’t want to die, no matter how many times it’s disproved — that Bitcoin is just a tool for criminals.

What's the most common misconception you hear about #Bitcoin? ????⤵️

51%Only Used by Criminals
23%Bitcoin Is Anonymous
17%Network is Prone to Hacks
9%Other — comment below

The perception of Bitcoin as a ‘rogue’s currency’ is a remnant of its early days, where its association with the dark web dominated the media coverage around its existence. It’s probably also linked to the second misconception in our survey — that Bitcoin is anonymous. However, the truth could not be more different.

 

Organisations such as Chainalysis have become adept at identifying rogue accounts and unusual transaction activity. Law enforcement too can now trace bad actors far more easily than before. Worse still for your average crook, if you’re caught once, your entire transaction history is available. Cash, conversely, is almost impossible to trace.

 

Basically, Bitcoin is a terrible choice for carrying out anything illegal. People have always found a way to carry out illegal activities, long before Bitcoin existed. Maybe they always will. Bitcoin now has countless legitimate uses and its use by criminals has shrunk dramatically as education has increased. This education must continue and such misconceptions addressed wherever and whenever they occur.

 

What do you look for in a crypto project?

 

The crypto space is not just about Bitcoin — although it remains the benchmark. There are a plethora of cryptocurrencies and crypto projects out there today, all of which prioritise different functionalities and have their own unique selling points.

 

Each project also has its own community. In your journey through crypto, you may have become involved with one of these projects, attracted by their claims to solve a specific problem.

????️ #Luno poll time again!

What features do you look for in a #crypto project?

Comment below with any other features that you consider ⤵️

18%⚖️ Scalability
14% Community
37%Decentralisation
31%Active development

When we asked which features you most look for, decentralisation came out some way ahead. Decentralisation is a core principle of cryptocurrency and central to the idea that it gives control back to the people. That it is still such a priority suggests that many in the community are purists who still believe in economic freedom as a core principle.

 

Who is Satoshi and does it matter?

 

We all know the internet loves a good mystery, so it’s no surprise that the identity of anonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has been the subject of much debate. There have been numerous theories, touting everyone from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Elon Musk as a potential Nakamoto.

 

However, we still don’t know the truth. And as time passes, it becomes increasingly unlikely that we ever will. Something the community evidently agrees with.

????️Luno Poll time!

Do you think the pseudonymous creator of #Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, will ever reveal himself? ????????

19%Yes âœ
81%No ❌

The reason for this anonymity is, for obvious reasons, unclear. Nakamoto remains anonymous for either their own sake, or the sake of Bitcoin (or a combination of the two). And you seem to agree that s/he’s taken the right course of action.

If Nakamoto is an individual, remaining anonymous is arguably the best choice for their safety (and sanity). If their identity were to become known, they would face constant scrutiny from the media, the cryptocurrency community, regulators, and so on. They would also become a de facto leader of Bitcoin, which goes against everything cryptocurrency stands for.

 

Will Libra help Bitcoin?

 

The big story in crypto this year was Facebook’s Libra project. But what about its impact on Bitcoin? There were many headlines upon its release decrying that Libra would ‘bring about the death of Bitcoin’. But the community saw things differently.

Do you think @facebook's #libracoin ♎️ will help increase #Bitcoin adoption when it launches? ????

77%✠Yes
23%❌ No

The general consensus seems to be that Libra can only be a good thing for Bitcoin. Speaking to Forbes, Clement Thibault, Senior Analyst at global financial markets platform Investing.com, explained that "Libra is the biggest corporate endorsement of cryptocurrencies yet. Libra has the potential to introduce billions of potential users to the idea of value transfer via blockchain. This should therefore benefit Bitcoin as well.”

 

This is because they are not really competitors. Bitcoin and Libra both offer different value propositions. Bitcoin is more akin to a valuable commodity, like gold—possessing some immediately provides value. Libra, on the other hand, has more in common with a bank note or security. Its value depends on what fiat currency it's backed by and it can only be used in peer-to-peer transactions if approved by the backers.

 

In 2020, if Libra is released as expected, we should find out who was right.

 

Would you get paid in crypto?

 

In 2019, we saw New Zealand become the first country to legalise payment of employee salaries in crypto.

 

#Poll time! ????

Would you want the option of being paid in #Crypto?

????????????

68%Yes
15%No
17%Partly

With demand clearly high, will other countries follow their lead in 2020?

 

What trait of Bitcoin makes it superior to gold and fiat?

 

There are many reasons people buy Bitcoin. We’ll be exploring these in greater depth in the new year (keep your eyes peeled for further details, coming soon).

 

This was one of our more finely balanced surveys, ending in a dead heat. The close nature of the responses just shows the diversity of motivations people have for entering the space.

What trait of #Bitcoin do you think makes it superior to #Gold and #Fiat?

33%Scarcity
26%Censorship resistance
33%Open source
8%Other — comment

Our results are pretty evenly divided across the board, with scarcity and open source tied at the top and censorship resistance a close second. Why did you get into crypto? Let us know what advantages you believe it holds over gold and fiat.

 

Should you shill your family Bitcoin this holiday season?

 

Finally, with the holiday season fast approaching and people across the world settling in for a large dose of family time, we asked the question you need to know: Should you bring up Bitcoin at the dinner table? Obviously the answer is YES, SHILL SHILL SHILL.

 

Though if the experiences of our community are anything to go by, don’t necessarily expect a glowing reaction.

 

How do your friends and family react when you start talking about #Crypto & #Bitcoin

22%They want to know more 
18%They ignore me 
60%They think its a scam

(written by Luno Team)