Cryptocurrency and ICOs are entering a new phase. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) opened the floodgates with their foray into Bitcoin futures trading in 2017. During the first six months of this year, many traditional financial institutions were reported to be exploring cryptocurrencies. And today we are seeing more and more institutional investors coming into the scene.

But the price slump has left many retail investors wondering if the party is over. A group of institutional investors representing different funds gathered at TechNode ORIGIN’s Disrupt Stage at this year’s SWiTCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology) to discuss the future of blockchain, ICOs, and the many tokens that appeared during the last year.

“I think we are going through a normal market cycle,” said Liu Guojie, Managing Director at BIBOX SEA. “During the early stages of internet development, we also saw a lot of bubbles. We are seeing similar things in the crypto and blockchain market.”

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.