A few months ago, I wrote about the rise of crypto as a way for people to buy things they don’t want in the traditional sense.
In the past few months, though, the cryptocurrency world has been in a bit of a tailspin, and it looks like crypto is going to take a huge step forward in its ability to disrupt grocery shopping.
And with crypto, that means that some people might want to buy less stuff.
A lot of people.
The rise of the alt-coins, in short, is all about the growing number of people who want to make small payments to the cryptocurrency community, instead of the larger money-making institutions that they used to see.
The alt-coin boom has been the stuff of alt-tech legend: a series of highly profitable projects and ICOs, the rise and fall of the crypto market cap.
As it turns out, there are actually a lot of things going on behind the scenes in the crypto space right now that have the potential to make or break this boom.
A few of them are outlined in a new report from the Cato Institute.
First, the alt economy is a big deal.
Cryptocurrencies, especially cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, have been the hottest item on the crypto markets in the past year or so, and the number of cryptocurrency users is steadily growing.
They’ve surpassed the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen, as well as other major currencies.
They’re also taking advantage of the current boom in the technology industry, which has seen the adoption of new technology and the proliferation of apps and services that let people make small, anonymous payments to one another.
“This new crypto economy is changing how we buy and sell, and that’s a big thing,” Michael Sivak, a senior fellow at the Cato institute, told me in an interview.
This boom in cryptocurrency activity has made the cryptocurrency market the biggest in history.
According to data from CoinMarketCap, the market cap of all cryptocurrencies surpassed $4.2 trillion in 2017, with $4 trillion of that coming from altcoins alone.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other things going in the cryptocurrency economy that haven’t been touched by mainstream media attention.
The Bitcoin network, for instance, has become a hotbed of innovation and innovation in the marketplace, with the creation of new protocols, a slew of companies that are launching products and services on top of Bitcoin and other crypto networks, and new crypto currencies.
And as more people come to see the value of Bitcoin as an investment tool, they’re also getting interested in the altcoins that are popping up.
The bitcoin-focused alt-currency exchange Coinbase recently launched a bitcoin ATM in the U