More than just Bitcoin: The 5 most important crypto themes for 2021
After a turbulent (crypto-) year 2020, we want to look ahead to what awaits us in the coming 12 months. How far is the de facto de facto sector? Could NFT trigger the next big hype? And what about the regulation of crypto currencies such as Bitcoin or tokenised securities, so-called security tokens?
Investors, Bitcoin fans and technology enthusiasts are faced with the difficult challenge of assessing which developments in which crypto sector by Bitcoin Loophole can be expected in the coming months. In the December issue of Kryptokompass, we have therefore examined the five most relevant crypto investment topics in a comprehensive analysis.
The 5 top topics: Bitcoin, Stablecoin, Security Token, DeFi and NFT
The top 5 topics include Bitcoin, Stablecoin, Security Token, DeFi and NFT. We have subjected each of these segments to five criteria. Specifically, we looked at what developments can be expected in the following areas in the crypto year 2021:
Maturity: We looked at how high the establishment and use is. For example, is there a functioning, sustainable ecosystem? Have service providers established themselves around the application spectrum?
Bubble and hype potential: How much substance is behind the current developments around the crypto-theme?
How high is the risk of bubbles forming?
Regulatory issues: What are the regulatory opportunities and risks that the topic presents? These can be legal frameworks that have a beneficial effect on the topic, but also negative if they are restrictions or regulations that inhibit innovation.
Innovation: Can greater progress in further development be expected? Are there already signs of new areas of application that will attract more investors?
Competitive situation: Is there competition from traditional markets that could undermine the crypto sector? Examples would be traditional services such as documentary securitisation, payment service providers, but also alternative government offers.
In order to gain even more clarity, we have integrated a points system into the analysis, which indicates how high the expected dynamics are in the respective field. The scale of points ranges from 1 (not much will happen, little dynamic) to 5 (very much will happen, very dynamic).
What is the competitive situation of Bitcoin?
If we pick Bitcoin out of the equation, then the criterion of the competitive situation, for example, is given two points. This rather low dynamic is due to the fact that Bitcoin’s status as a crypto-currency is beyond doubt.
Bitcoin is in competition, if at all, with the precious metal gold. Despite major differences between the two asset classes, Bitcoin must increasingly compete with the value store gold. Even if only slightly, Bitcoin competes with gold for the highest possible weighting in the portfolio. Ultimately, however, one cannot speak of a tense competitive situation.
Cryptocompass: Start the new year well prepared
How Bitcoin and the other topics in the areas mentioned above perform and which relevant influencing factors will shape the coming year is explained in detail in the new issue of Kryptokompass. In addition to our cover story, exciting background reports on the stock exchange company Wordline, the largest payment processor in Europe, and Kapilendo, a Berlin-based Fintech that combines the traditional financial sector with the token economy, await you.
In addition to these insights, critical guest articles on Bitcoin and DeFi provide the necessary amount of information to enable crypto professionals to have their say. This and much more on almost 70 pages in the new Cryptokompass.