I remember this exact moment last year. I was in the process of launching my book "The Satoshi Sequence" and a mining company. So much was escalating in the crypto sphere it was almost suffocating. I was fortunate to have been vocal about Ethereum at the time. In fact, I had my finger on the button 2016, saying that Ethereum was ushering in a 2nd Generation of blockchain tech. In 1 year, I watched Ethereum rocket up from $7 to over $1200 by the end of 2017. That was incredible to be a part of.
With that said, 2018 has been the polar opposite. It's funny how the same people that I knew in 2017, that were rushing to buy crypto on Coinbase, are now running away from crypto at the same frantic pace. That's how I know this market is young. The lack of education has prevented many people from adopting the technology. Including major institutions.
Despite the doom-and-gloom of 2018 and the market bloodbath, there is 1 project that has stood out to me, which is Pundi X. Great team, deflationary revenue model, built for scale, and producing physical products (e.g. XPOS and XPhone). The advent of products and services being coupled with blockchain will drive adoption much faster than any financial instrument. I have been saying this for a long time. Blockchain is a new technology, and it will only be understood when our generation can interact with it. I'm talking Online Gaming, Storage, Smart Contracts, Dapps, Encrypted Communication, Verified Voting, Autonomous Organizations, Monetization of Personal Information, etc etc etc. I could talk about this forever.
For now, enjoy this picture of a Z9 Mini sitting on top of Pundi XPOS boxes.