If you read crypto Twitter it’s easy to believe that the sky is constantly falling in. The reality is the token/blockchain/cryptocurrency ecosystem has never been in better shape.
Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying here, there well may be a correction in the value of a bunch of tokens/blockchains/cryptocurrencies - but the depth of the ecosystem is amazing. I still meet some of the smartest people I’ve ever met attacking problems in the chains space. Also, there has never been such large amounts of capital entering the markets. All this bodes well for the future of tokens/blockchains/cryptocurrencies.
Although most are worried about a correction, I’m personally not that concerned. The reality is if you’re pumping a token for luxury cars or sand you probably deserve to be ‘corrected’ out of existence. Importantly, I think we’ve hit a point where a number of these corrections can occur and they won’t hurt the velocity of advancement in the space. IMHO, we’ve hit a tipping point - on a large number of fronts.
Also, I think 2018 will see some really viable solutions to a range of technical problems - at production scale. The issue will continue to be the vocal minority who want to voice their dissatisfaction with a token/cryptocurrency/chain and how it’s managed by the core dev team.
I’ve said it before - let there be forks! If a vocal minority have an issue let them fork and build an alternative that marries with their ethos/purpose/use case/scam. The market is the best arbitrator and in 2018 I think we’ll see more forks of big market cap tokens.