- DLT could radically transform economies and societies, provided crypto bubbles and ICO scams don’t undermine mass uptake of DLT disruptive technologies.
- Talk of regulating crypto markets is on the rise, but DLT platforms like blockchain were designed to undermine the concentration of power in centralized authorities.
- For all the talk of regulation, it’s still a great unknown.
Were it not for the power of irrationality, cryptocurrencies would likely be an obscure asset class circling the extreme fringes of the financial world and anarchist chat rooms. But thanks to early adopters willing to gamble on the unknown and newcomers ignoring the risk of a market bubble, no conversation about the future of finance -- and well, anything-- is complete without mentioning cryptocurrencies and their underlying distributed ledger technologies (DLT), such as blockchain.