Crypto Market

Crypto Market

The Crypto Hype Cycle visualizes the current state of crypto. For technical aspects see our Crypto Technology Hype Cycle.

These charts are based on the opinion of our contributors. We encourage experts to propose changes.

One of the earliest use cases for cryptocurrency is use for buying of illicit items.

Crypto Funds

Instead of investing in single coins, crypto funds allow users to spread their risk by investing in a wide range of coins.

Decentralized exchanges

Decentralized exchanges do not rely on a third party service to hold the customer's funds, but allow for peer-to-peer transations.


Similar to an ICO, but here after crowdsale period ends, the contract will prohibit anyone from contributing any further and a tap variable that restricts withdrawals for the developers.

Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin Futures are an agreement to buy or sell an asset on a specific future date at a specific price. Either a long position, where you agree to buy an asset in the future at a specific price when the contract expires. Or when you take a short position, you agree to sell an asset at a set price when the contract expires.

Bitcoin Futures are listed on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).


Contributors: Yvo Schaap.

Last modified February 21, 2018. Edit this page.