Bitcoin, as a store of value, has been adopted by enough mainstream players that it’s sticking around.
The price of bitcoin will continue to rise based on the strong brand and built-in scarcity. Minor tokens will increase in value as well, but less so.
Distributed Finance will start to go slightly more mainstream with easier on-ramps for less sophisticated consumers.
The price will largely follow the stock market.
Much like mobile apps and SaaS before it, software businesses not currently using streaming data and ML as part of their stack will either evolve to do so or be replaced by companies with that capability.
ML techniques (i.e. math) applied applied to “data exhaust” will produce some interesting new products.
Most, but not all, software teams will remain distributed.
This opens up an opportunity for teams who, post-pandemic, go back to an in-person collaboration model to out-innovate those that are fully distributed.
It also means tools for distributed collaboration will continue to be a hot area.