#Ep. 22: 4 Blockchain Trends and Observations for 2019

January 8th, 2019 · 21 mins 47 secs

About this Episode

Happy New Year all!

Ahmed and Faisal sit together to open the 2019 year with 4 predictions and trends the duo expect to see in the new year.

The first trend is of course the rise of Security Tokens/Digital Securities and Security Token Offerings/Digital Security offerings (yes the industry has yet to properly set key terms and definitions, and so they are being used interchangeably). They explain what they are, why they are important and what we expect to see in this space.

The second trend is all about tech implementation. This revolves more around the simple fact that many big tech implementations such as Ethereum’s Casper, main nets of popular projects and the usability of layer 2 solutions are due to launch in 2019. This will showcase whether the complementary pieces that seeks to improve some of blockchain’s weaknesses will actually show some promise. It is a huge thing to look out for as the industry is depending on the tech advancements from these grand experiments.

The third is all about education and adoption. The duo believe there will be more education and adoption about the core tenets of the technology but also from the perceived benefits that this technology brings. Ahmed argues that we need to be comfortable as a society with fully automated and truly digital experiences before decentralisation seeks to take place.

Lastly, the pair touch on regional developments and what to expect from the UAE in terms of country wide regulation and how self-regulation is happening at a governmental level.

All of the above and more will be on this week’s episode of Encrypted!

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