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Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi to Go Through Two Similar Phases of Adoption: Top Analyst Qiao Wang

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Sun, 01/31/2021 - 14:38
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Vladislav Sopov
Seasoned analyst and investor Qiao Wang, cofounder of Messari, has shared his opinion about next two stages of DeFi and Bitcoin (BTC) adoption
Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi to Go Through Two Similar Phases of Adoption: Top Analyst Qiao Wang
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Mr. Qiao Wang, cryptocurrencies researcher and investor and cofounder of top-notch analytical team Messari, has summarized his opinion on the next two stages of the progress of Bitcoin (BTC) and decentralized financial protocols (DeFis). How can games and casinos facilitate the progress of new-gen finances?

Two milestones for Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi

According to Mr. Wang, right now decentralized financial protocols (DeFis) are in the first stage of their progress. This will last for the next 2-5 years. The segment will be saturated with "casinos, games and speculative products."

DeFi to evolve from casinos and games to financial institutions: Qiao Wang
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During this stage, "hundreds of millions" of users will install decentralized wallets, stress test the ecosystems and contribute to the improvement of the UX/UI aspects of DeFi. Also, the very technology will become more mature and scalable. Only then will valuable "real-world" products tasked with addressing market growing pains come into existence.

This paradigm looks to Mr. Wang similar to Bitcoin's. While in the first stage of adoption, the crypto king had been a mostly speculative asset, it has now begun its transition to phase two.

The next stage of Bitcoin (BTC) progress is turning it into an "emerging store of value." Thus, the second stage of progress for both DeFi and Bitcoin (BTC) will be associated with real-world systems integration.

Integration instead of replacement

Meanwhile, Mr. Wang debunks the narrative of DeFi maximalists who are certain that decentralized products will completely replace their centralized predecessors.

Also, DeFi will not be a "parallel financial system" coexisting with classic banking products. Central banks and private banking entities will introduce their own DeFi-focused projects.

Something similar occurred with major "old" media companies. Hand-in-hand with the adoption of the internet, media outlets just moved their businesses to the internet.

At the end of the day, the prefix "De" will be removed from DeFi and "finance" will be used to indicate single characteristics for new integral centralized and decentralized institutions.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (Swap.online, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)