2019 Year In Review – E194

PRICE had 3 phases this year, 1) consolidation, 2) huge rally, 3) mini bear market

FEES were very low all year, blocks full

LIGHTNING First full year of mainnet wallets

  • 3x growth
  • Lightning Torch
  • Watchtowers added to Lightning
  • Loop in added to lightning
  • Multi-part Payments added to lighting
  • Hodlonaut
  • Lightning bugs

PLUG-N-PLAY NODES The rise of the plug and play node

PRIVACY debates, privacy was enhanced in 2019

MISC

  • QuadrigaCX
  • Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey
  • #DeleteCoinbase
  • Binance hack
  • Tether and bitfinex
  • CSW faketoshi sues everyone and gets owned in court
  • Liquid tokens
  • Plus token
  • China block chain

FUTURES

  • Bakkt
  • ErisX
  • Binance/FTX
  • Crypto Facilities/Kraken
  • BitMEX seychelles

CUSTODY

  • Fidelity
  • Coinbase/Xapo
  • Bitgo/Kingdom Trust
  • Swiss bank Vontobel

GOV CRACKDOWN

  • FINCEN threatens KYC
  • IRS and other tax agencies start asking direct questions
  • FBI says Bitcoin is a growing issue for them

LIBRA and STABLECOINS

CBDCs

REPO market and the Fed