Featured Stories on Crypto 2024

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The Unified Future of AI, Blockchain and Virtual Worlds in 2024

Convergence is more than just a blending of technologies: It is a harmonization that enhances, expands, and redefines our experience of the digital world, says the co-founder...

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Is it Really ‘Up Only’ for Bitcoin?

With spot Bitcoin ETFs set to be approved, and a halving on the way in April, everyone expects bitcoin to rise in 2024. But history suggests that might not be the case, says F...

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How NFTs Will Make a Comeback in 2024

NFTs are poised to be a major driver of Web3 adoption in 2024 – but the successful projects will look very different from what’s come before.

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2024: The Revenge of Bitcoin

ETFs can drive adoption, but the world's first cryptocurrency must continue to evolve as a technology, Thesis CEO Matt Luongo writes.

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2023: A Critical Juncture for the Global Stablecoin Market

Moody’s Senior Director Yiannis Giokas said adoption accelerated this year, despite many destabilizing trends.

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The silver lining from the Friend.tech episode is that it reveals Ethereum's scaling strategy might be working. (Creative Commons)

Ethereum Emerges as a Key Blockchain for Tokenized Real-World Assets

The pace of real world asset tokenization picked up steadily in 2023. That’s likely to increase next year, with Ethereum well placed to benefit, says Cristiano Ventricelli, of...

The silver lining from the Friend.tech episode is that it reveals Ethereum's scaling strategy might be working. (Creative Commons)
Blockchain's fortune tellers have no more a crystal ball than in any other sphere of life. But these predictions are as good as any. (Francis Hayman/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)

Blockchain Tech Predictions for 2024, From Experts at Ripple, Coinbase, a16z, Starknet

We assembled 10 new year's predictions for blockchain tech trends and developments, from the experts. They might be right.

Blockchain's fortune tellers have no more a crystal ball than in any other sphere of life. But these predictions are as good as any. (Francis Hayman/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)
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6 Predictions for Crypto in 2024: Pantera’s Paul Veradittakit

Tokenized social experiences, TradFi bridges, DePIN, DeFi Summer #2, and more.

EFDOT's image of Racer for Most Influential 2023.
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How Asia Drives the Next Crypto Bull Market

With substantial developer communities, flourishing Web3 scenes, and a headstart in SocialFi, Asia’s blockchain hotspots are primed to lead the next cycle of crypto adoption.

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ETFs, Halving, Upgrades – What to Expect With Bitcoin Next Year

2024 promises to be a year of continued expansion for Bitcoin, says Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan.

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Lybra Finance launched its version 2 test network on Arbitrum Wednesday morning. (Getty Images)

2024: The Year of Regulatory Compromises

After a year of conflict between crypto companies and agencies like the SEC and CFTC, we can expect to see greater dialogue and progress on regulation in 2024, says Michael Se...

Lybra Finance launched its version 2 test network on Arbitrum Wednesday morning. (Getty Images)
Prediction markets have a better track record than other forecasting methods. (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)

What Prediction Markets Are Forecasting for Crypto in 2024

Which projects will do airdrops? Will Kraken go public? Will OpenSea launch a token? I have no idea, but traders with skin in the game think they do.

Prediction markets have a better track record than other forecasting methods. (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)
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Crypto Won't Get Long-Awaited U.S. Rules in 2024, But the Courts May Steer Its Future

The U.S. Congress is still wrestling over crypto, so it's unlikely that a full regulatory regime will be in place before 2025, though court rulings and agency policies will ke...

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5 Predictions for Real World Assets in 2024

Tokenized finance took off this year. 2024 promises growth in new directions, say Collin Erickson and Mac Naggar of the RWA.xyz research team.

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Under the Hood, 2023 Was a Highly Constructive Year for Crypto

From bringing bad actors to book to scaling Ethereum, this year prepared the ground for bigger things to come, says E&Y’s Paul Brody.

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Leading Opinions on Crypto 2024

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7 Real World Asset Trends in 2024 That Will Unlock the Future of Finance

Stablecoins, tokenized treasuries, decentralized private credit, physical-backed NFTs, DeFi in climate and regenerative finance – these are just some of the trends set to rema...

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Metaverse (We Are/Getty Images)

The Unified Future of AI, Blockchain and Virtual Worlds in 2024

Convergence is more than just a blending of technologies: It is a harmonization that enhances, expands, and redefines our experience of the digital world, says the co-founder...

Metaverse (We Are/Getty Images)
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2024: The Revenge of Bitcoin

ETFs can drive adoption, but the world's first cryptocurrency must continue to evolve as a technology, Thesis CEO Matt Luongo writes.

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Next Year Crypto Will Wash Away the Stains of the ICO Boom

Tokenizing real world assets will create real world value, Ryan Gorman writes.

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2023: A Critical Juncture for the Global Stablecoin Market

Moody’s Senior Director Yiannis Giokas said adoption accelerated this year, despite many destabilizing trends.

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Focusing on user experiences might mean the end of tribalism in crypto, NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin says. (Frederik Merten/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

The Rise of Chain Abstraction and End of Blockchain Factionalism

Will 2024 be the beginning of the end of maximalism in crypto? NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin thinks so.

Focusing on user experiences might mean the end of tribalism in crypto, NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin says. (Frederik Merten/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
DeFi hacks represented 2% of total value locked across decentralized protocols in 2023. (fikry anshor/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

DeFi Has a Risk Problem and It’s Time to Solve It

While the total losses from exploits fell to $1 billion from $54 billion the year prior, this is still an unacceptable threat to users, Haven1's Jeff Owens writes for Crypto 2...

DeFi hacks represented 2% of total value locked across decentralized protocols in 2023. (fikry anshor/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
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7 Predictions About the Crypto Lending Landscape in 2024

From the emergence of TradFi arbitrage interest to the winnowing of decentralized exchanges, Ledn co-founder Mauricio Di Bartolomeo predicts the changes that may follow the re...

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Ho Chi Minh City

How Asia Drives the Next Crypto Bull Market

With substantial developer communities, flourishing Web3 scenes, and a headstart in SocialFi, Asia’s blockchain hotspots are primed to lead the next cycle of crypto adoption.

Ho Chi Minh City
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ETFs, Halving, Upgrades – What to Expect With Bitcoin Next Year

2024 promises to be a year of continued expansion for Bitcoin, says Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan.

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Web3 Needs to Develop an Obsession With Brand Image

It’s high time for the crypto industry to start thinking about the next phase of adoption, the end user and the signals it is sending, esteemed artist and designer Aapo Nikkan...

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The Bitcoin Fee Flippening Is Upon Us

Step aside Ethereum, there may be a new dominant protocol for NFTs and meme coins in 2024, SunnySide's Taras Kulyk writes.

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Under the Hood, 2023 Was a Highly Constructive Year for Crypto

From bringing bad actors to book to scaling Ethereum, this year prepared the ground for bigger things to come, says E&Y’s Paul Brody.

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Central banks from Mexico and Colombia studied crypto's role in the developing world (Flickr)

The Year of Institutional Investment in Real World Assets

The rise of secure, regulated tech will bring a wealth of financial institutions into blockchain in the coming years, BitGo Director Sanchit Pande writes for Crypto 2024.

Central banks from Mexico and Colombia studied crypto's role in the developing world (Flickr)
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Crypto-Friendly Does Not Mean Crypto-Easy

U.S. crypto regulation has much to learn from Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. But while these jurisdictions offer legal clarity around digital assets, they also have some of t...

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