It’s been a great month to be in crypto!

The most exciting part is – the upward movement we’ve been seeing is really just about the anticipation of what’s to come, when the projects we’re about to discuss actually launch – many expect a MAJOR boom will follow!

We aren’t looking to repeat 2017, that was pure hype. Crypto didn’t suddenly become easier to acquire, easier to use, or implemented into the world in some other new way – the price went up because people were buying… and that’s about it.

This time, there’s so many legitimate developments, I wouldn’t use the word ‘hype’ at all – this bull market will be about real progress!

So let’s take a look at a few of the big things on the horizon…

Spendable In The Real World
Quietly, there’s beta testing happening which allows people to use crypto in places like Starbucks, Whole Foods, Petco, Nordstroms.

Fidelity
If you’re outside the US, you may be unaware at just how big this financial giant is. They oversee over $7 trillion in customer assets, employ over 40,000 people, and have nearly 200 offices in the country. Cryptocurrency will soon be among the assets they offer clients, beginning with Bitcoin.

We first learned of this months ago, thought it was months away from happening – but according to sources they’re actually just ‘weeks’ away!

Bakkt
The venture involving the New York Stock Exchange, Starbucks, and Microsoft, has been going through the approval process with the CFTC. Their business plan involves holding a lot of crypto-assets for their clients, thus requiring custodian licences.

Today we learned they may have just acquired a company that already has them! A surprise announcement that the launch has been fast-tracked could happen at any moment!

Facebook, Visa, Mastercard Project
Controversial, but nonetheless – when the largest social network, Instagram, and Whatsapp announces they’re launching a cryptocurrency, it gets attention. Traditional investors hear this, and it may be all they need to become convinced that they should own some crypto.

We also recently learned of it’s massive $1 billion budget, and partners like Visa and Mastercard. So any traditional investors on the fence just officially got shoved over it.

TuneTrade
In almost perfect timing – right as all of these developments go public, and the concept of cryptocurrencies and tokenization becomes better understood by the masses, TuneTrade will launch!

We expect this will be a time when both people and businesses will look at what’s happening around them, and naturally be asking “how can I use this to better MY business too?” and we will be there to show them!

On that note, stay tuned – there’s some big news coming on the TuneTrade front very soon!

-Ross Davis
TuneTrade PR Director