According to Cardano’s (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson, the presently bearish crypto markets may need over a decade to regain 2017 price highs, and when they do, the industry will be a totally different ecosystem. Charles made this comments in a crypto finance conference held on Jan 2017 while speaking to crypto publication Cointelegraph.
Hoskinson tried to explain crypto’s 2017 euphoria and growth in prices by comparing it with Amazon’s performance during the dot-com bubble. Hoskinson, an entrepreneur and also a co-founder of Ethereum (ETH) noted that once the dot-com bubble busted, it took about 12 years for Amazon to regain peak price highs. According to him, Amazon became a much more mature and realistic outfit in 2011-2012 compared to earlier years.
The crypto industry will undergo the same as well according to him. He argued that;
“It might take 11 years for us [the crypto industry] to recover in fact where we were in 2017 but we will be a dramatically different ecosystem at that point. We’ll have millions, perhaps even billions of users will be in many consumer products the easy-to-use landmark.”
Hoskinson was also of the view that one of the key points for crypto would be the attraction of institutional investors. He further remarked that Wall Street was continually looking for new investments and it was up to developers to present projects worthy of investment that would help spur greater adoption.
According to Hoskinson, institutional investors will bring far more than money to the crypto space, in his opinion; they would bring better regulated market places to the crypto space. In his words;
“Institutional investors are pretty picky. They’re very intelligent investors, but then they also require an ecosystem of sophisticated trading strategies and tools. They need derivatives, they need options, they need to get a short sell, and if our markets can get these things, what will happen is that you’ll no longer see this massive volatility.”
Talk of a potential mass institutional investor foray into crypto has been reverberating around the crypto sphere. In fact, according to Mike Novogratz of Galaxy digital, institutional demand will bring Bitcoin to new highs in either Q1 or Q2 of 2019. Despite the obvious potential of a mass institutional foray into the crypto world, a recent study by the Global blockchain Business council showed that the vast majority of senior business executives are not committed to the Blockchain or Crypto, not only that, about 63 percent of top business executives barely even understand what Blockchain is.