Blockchain is Outpacing The Internet


Conor Maloney

November 25, 2018

Crypto bear markets always hurt. For cryptocurrency traders and investors, the market can seem very unforgiving. While public opinion and trending news stories tend to dictate crypto price action in the short term, major leaps forward in the fundamental technology are happening daily. One important milestone we think should be common knowledge is that blockchain tech is actually outpacing the internet in terms of the speed of its development – here’s why that’s important.

Blockchain Development

Blockchain tech allows developers to create immutable, highly secure databases of information that need public consensus to be changed. While inventing an information database that can only be changed by group vote may sound simple, the application of this tech actually enables users to engage in very complex processes indeed.

Allowing citizens to cast votes through blockchain ballots while abroad is one use case, although the issue of digital voting of any kind is always controversial. Storing healthcare and academic records on the blockchain is also an excellent use case, democtatizing access to services usually reserves for civil servants or private sector professionals.

Blockchain is Inherently Valuable

Blockchain is a valuable system that is currently enabling researchers to innovate and break new ground. The technology is the underlying protocol for thousands of cryptocurrencie, making it a vital partof the digital assets space – but how widely is blockchain being adopted?

Security Token Offerings

STOs are one of the areas of crypto guaranteed to show constant activity over the coming years, with economists predicting billions of dollars in revenue generated from the legally compliant system of tokenized fundraising.

STOs allow project teams to tokenize everything from art to luxury cars and real estate in the hopes that it will be resold at a higher price after accumulating value as a rare asset. Apartments in Manhattan have been sold for millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency, and now citizens of all wage brackets can invest as opposed to millionaire accredited investors getting in early on all the investment opportunities.

While the SEC and other international financial regulators have made it clear that many cryptocurrency projects are non-compliant with securities law, STO teams have no need too worry about that. ICO fundraising has tapered off to near-extinction in recent times, but STOs are prepped to rise as the phoenix from the ashes.

While the SEC can seek prosecution from anyone who has invested in a crypto project even if they only decide it’s not compliant with securities law after the fact, security token offer an extra layer of certainty in bringing a degree of regulation to the hitherto unregulated crypto market.

The SEC’s acknowledgment that some tokens represent a share in a company is a game changer for the blockchain industry which is developing