What to expect this year? Crypto predictions for 2021
What to expect this year? Crypto predictions for 2021

Early into 2021, the cryptocurrency market surpassed $1 trillion dollars in capitalization. The 2021 crypto trends so far show us that the market is not going to be the same as before. Will crypto go up in 2021? Most industry experts unanimously agree! Emerging crypto market predictions show us that the growth will be unprecedented. The ChangeHero team looks at crypto predictions for 2021 to find out what we can expect from this year.

Comparison of Bitcoin Bull Runs

Most crypto market predictions rely on historical data. To begin with, let’s see how the current 2021 crypto trends overlap with the history.

Ecoinometrics have some interesting data comparison to share. They compared rallies after two previous halvings and follow the growth of Bitcoin in 2021. …


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For the last couple of weeks, Bitcoin was the center of attention because of an impressive rally. However, crypto space is not only about Bitcoin — there are thousands of altcoins making up the market, too. In this guide to the best 2021 altcoins, ChangeHero team will explain the merits of the top altcoins and give ideas which ones will be the best altcoins to trade.

What are Altcoins?

In crypto lingo, altcoin refers to any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin. Forks of Bitcoin, Ethereum tokens, standalone currencies — all fall into this category. Historically, Bitcoin alone has made up half of the crypto market capitalization or more. …


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Despite all the talk about impending or ongoing economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Bitcoin seems to be doing fine, outperforming even gold and the most popular stocks. What could be the reason? Could Bitcoin really be the answer to the inflation and economic challenges ahead? ChangeHero takes a look at some Bitcoin stories and statistics, and tries to answer these questions. Find the practical advice on how to buy Bitcoin instantly in this article, too!

What is Bitcoin and how did it start?

Bitcoin is one of the best known and most appreciated cryptocurrency — a type of digital currency that was not issued by any central authority, but is secured and backed by computation. The development of Bitcoin started in 2008, just in time for a major economic crisis, caused by the US housing bubble crisis, and its ledger started in January 2009. In the coinbase of the block #000000 (genesis block) was a message: “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.” It’s generally understood as a statement regarding the purpose of Bitcoin to act as a means of payment immune to centralized interference and faulty monetary policies. Even to this day, the politically-charged narrative of Bitcoin in recessions being the tool that can act as a hedge is going strong. …


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When a recent project dethroned Bitcoin’s as the most valuable asset, everyone and their mother started talking about DeFi. If you’re involved in crypto today in any capacity, there is no way you did not hear about the current situation with DeFi: decentralized exchanges flip the volumes of centralized ones, every project and coin races to introduce liquidity mining and yield farming into the protocol, savvy traders and farmers gain incredible returns in mere days and weeks. It’s high time to get to know what is decentralized finance and if it is really as good as it sounds.

Bitcoin Summary

But before we get into the most recent trends, we should have a look why Bitcoin is not treated as the coolest kid on the block. …


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Early P2P payment systems powered by blockchain, like Bitcoin, have all the potential to be the revolutionary invention of this century. In spite of that, when confronted with reality, crypto payments are still struggling to see adoption in daily life, albeit it’s probably much better now than it was a few years ago. Countless proposals and projects emerge to help overcome the hurdles that hinder the adoption, and Dash is one of them that has garnered the most attention thanks to its unique qualities. …


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Back in 2008, and even before that, enthusiasts like Satoshi Nakamoto were coming up with ways to give the power of the money back to the people. The one that came to be the most prominent — Bitcoin — was envisioned as an “electronic cash” system. While a lofty goal in itself, it eventually was up to the followers to make this goal true. For that purpose, through polemics and discord, a few visions have risen up — now known as Bitcoin forks. …


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Although cryptocurrencies are notorious for their price volatility, this is by far an overgeneralization. There is a whole category of digital assets that are designed to improve on this weak point and deliver on the purpose of using digital currencies instead of fiat money — the stablecoins. In this quick guide, ChangeHero is going to introduce you to one of the most popular stablecoins out there, Paxos Standard (PAX), and explain how it is different from the rest.

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A rundown on Stablecoins and PAX

In case you don’t know, a stablecoin is a digital currency, the value of which is backed by another reserve asset. Just like the name implies, stablecoins are designed to overcome volatility that is very common in cryptocurrencies. There are quite a few varieties of stablecoins, collateralized by fiat currencies, other cryptocurrencies or other kinds of collateral like precious metals or commodities. …


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The last two weeks were a nightmare for the crypto community. Bitcoin took a nose-dive and Alts also followed the same vein. Many investors and enthusiasts have taken to Twitter to share their views on this blood bath. While some of them panned the crypto with harsh criticism, many pledged their support to the Bitcoin. We decided to gather some of the most popular responses from the Twitterati.

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The Backdrop

The second week of March has stunned not only the stockbrokers in NYSE but also the Bitcoin Maximalists. Bitcoin crashed falling to the lows of $3,596 according to Forbes. A plethora of factors have contributed to this fall. …


In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, Satoshi Nakamoto built the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It was created to revolt against the centralized and the traditional means of banking. This week, another financial catastrophe struck the whole world when the stock markets witnessed a dramatic fall. Though Bitcoin is touted to be the safe haven in the event of a crisis, the digital asset took a nosedive following the tracks of the stock markets.

This stirred a debate not only in the crypto community but also in the whole financial sector. Just like everybody, we are also puzzled if bitcoin is a safe haven. But the critical question in this scenario is — Does it have to be?


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In today’s world, the regulatory framework for using and owning cryptocurrency around the world is wildly different from country to country. Some explicitly ban it, others put digital and virtual currency vendors in a chokehold by introducing indirect bans on their operations. On the other hand, there are countries which have either included cryptocurrency trading in their existing framework, like Japan or Sweden, or devised new laws to help the industry grow in a regulated environment, like Belarus. …

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