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Building Balanced Exposure to the Blockchain Economy
Blockchain technology extends far beyond Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other popular cryptocurrencies, as it provides a foundation for verifiable financial systems and proof of ownership for digital goods and assets.
From privacy concerns to anti-trust issues, big tech has eaten away at the world’s trust in the technology sector. As people search for better and more trustless solutions for their financial services, the blockchain economy is flourishing to meet their needs.
This infographic from MSCI outlines how quickly decentralized solutions and services have grown, and how investors can be a part of this exciting new sector.
The Three Key Trends of Blockchain Adoption
By cutting out the need for a centralized middleman that facilitates transactions, blockchains can provide more efficient systems to power three key trends of the fintech future:
- Digital hard money and assets
- Decentralized finance (DeFi)
- Digital goods and collectibles
As the first cryptocurrency and deflationary monetary asset, Bitcoin is the ambassador for digital hard money. By having a fixed supply of 21 million bitcoin set in code and a decentralized network powering transactions on the network, Bitcoin provides anyone access to a deflationary digital asset that they can transfer in minutes without having to trust centralized intermediaries.
While Bitcoin pioneered the blockchain revolution over the past decade, further functionality built on blockchain technology is enabling digital goods and collectibles with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) along with more equitable and trustless financial systems through decentralized finance.