What Might Crypto Accounting Look Like in 5 Years?

Bitcoin prices went up in May 2019, and 8 out of 10 panelists interviewed by Finder believe the surge was due to announcements made by companies like Microsoft and Bakkt at Consensus 2019 in New York. Fifty percent cited factors such as the U.S.-China trade tensions. Prices are expected to continue to climb, with a predicted price of $9,659 by December 31. Another source predicts that by 2020, Bitcoin will be priced between $16,500 and $17,500. 

Tim Draper, CEO of Draper Associates, believes that we are 2 years away from everyone buying their coffee in crypto. He debunks the myth that cryptocurrency is only used by criminals, asserting that transaction data on blockchain is public, making it far more secure and trackable than cash. 

While some see Draper’s vision as lofty or unattainable, what can we expect in the next 5 years?

Based on the current situation, fluctuations will likely continue.

BeInCrypto predicts that Bitcoin will face a downward trend that will break and start moving upward again around September 2019. A prediction of $16,500 to $17,500 by the end of 2020 is as far as BeInCrypto can comfortably predict at this time.

“Cyberspace” was a new battlefront in the 90s, and so will be cryptocurrency in the coming years.

Forbes predicts that governments will seek to regain control as crypto starts to replace much of the existing banking system. Crypto weapons could crop up in many forms: attempts to break currencies, mining attacks to cause chaos, secret crypto launches. The new frontier could be a volatile one.

Catastrophic crashes have happened and are still possible.

Bitcoin is using basic blockchain technology, which is now considered antiquated.Other cryptocurrencies are using new technology and unique privacy features, and the competition Bitcoin faces puts it at risk. As new technologies emerge, Bitcoin–once an innovator and a disrupter–is no longer a novel concept.

However, if performance is any factor, it is possible that Bitcoin would see an increase to over $100,000 in the next five years. It’s also possible that this number could be greatly exceeded.


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Is Crypto Asset Management the Future of Accounting?

While trading has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the advent of the internet, crypto trading continues to face multiple challenges that make it unappealing to investors. Many believe it’s as straightforward as buying stocks on Fidelity or ETrade, but there are many differences that set up a number of challenges. These challenges include risk of permanent loss, lack of pricing consistency, lack of security insurance or deposit, and exposure to “pump and dump” schemes, among others.

Crypto Asset Management

Crypto asset management tools are emerging with a clear incentive to capitalize on the cryptocurrency market, which is starting to stabilize. The fragmented environment coupled with the fact that less knowledgeable investors are starting to jump onboard is requiring a platform to deliver easier access. Because of the challenges that have arisen in the market, many are projecting that crypto asset management is the future, with market size anticipated to grow from 94 million in 2018 to 207 million in 2023, a 17.1% compound annual growth rate.

Purchasing cryptocurrencies is still more challenging than other equities, but as cryptocurrencies attract more attention, market participants are requiring straightforward tools to manage cryptocurrency portfolios. The notoriously complex process is proving to be an obstacle for many. With crypto asset management, users can consolidate their diverse holdings, making it easier to manage and to see returns.

Several funds offering crypto asset management that invest on behalf of their customers have already started to emerge, and the model is showing strong results. Bitwise Asset Management, for example, reported a 51% return in less than four months.

Complexity of the Market

Because of the complexity of the market, it will only succeed if new investors have access to resources to simplify the process and enhance their returns–making crypto asset management a lucrative business opportunity. In fact two crypto firms have merged to make crypto asset management easier: CoinVantage and Picks & Shovels. The result of this merger is an eight-person company, Interchange, that will serve an initial 100 clients. Many believe that this merger is representative of what to expect as we march ahead into 2019.

Flexi’s got you covered, even in complex marketplaces

A lot if changing in the accounting space as technology advances and cryptocurrencies stablize and become more commonplace. Fortunately, Flexi helps you handle even the most complex accounting scenarios. Learn more about Flexi today to start preparing for your future. Call 800-353-9492.