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What Can Breathe New Life Into Crypto Amidst This Crypto Winter

Key Takeaways

  • Increased qualitative and quantitative adoption is the key for crypto to never worry about being a 'failed tech'

  • Accelerating and efficient Decentralized Banking could make crypto a pillar of major economies around the world.

  • GameFi is another wave yet to happen.

  • Regulation and CBDC can actually drive the general masses into using cryptocurrencies for their daily activities since CBDCs are issued by the governments and regulation will make sure to exponentially decrease cyber wrongdoings.

12 Dec 2022 By : Anirudh Trivedi
What Can Breathe New Life Into Crypto Amidst This Crypto Winter

You may have heard that cryptocurrency is in a bit of a slump. Prices have been dropping, and it seems like people have lost interest. But don't give up on crypto just yet! There are still plenty of ways to breathe new life into this exciting technology.

For example, some people are proposing that we use cryptocurrency to power the Internet of Things. Others think that it could be used to create a new kind of economy. And of course, there are always new projects being developed. So don't lose hope—there's still a lot of potential for growth in the world of crypto!

Increasing Adoption Through Use Cases

Cryptocurrencies are still in their early stages, and there's a lot of room for growth.

One way to increase adoption is to introduce new use cases. We need to find ways to make cryptocurrencies more useful and practical for people. This could be through integrating them into everyday transactions or finding new ways to use them.

If we can find a way to make cryptocurrencies more user-friendly and convenient, we'll be well on our way to wider adoption. 

From Proof of Work to Proof of Stake

In many articles on our website, we've talked about how Proof of Work could be improved. But let's explore some other possibilities that could breathe new life into crypto.

One possible solution is to move to a Proof of Stake system. In this system, the miners would be replaced by validators, who would be chosen based on their stake in the cryptocurrency. 

This would remove the need for expensive hardware, and make the process more democratic.

Ethereum has recently switched to the PoS consensus and it has been more efficient; environmentally friendly cryptocurrencies are truly scalable since they cause little to no harm to the environment. 

There are also proposals for decentralized exchanges and governance models that could help to revive crypto. So while Proof of Work may not be perfect, it's clear that there are many possibilities for improvement. We can't wait to see what comes next!

DeFi: Blockchain-based banking systems

Decentralized finance, or "DeFi" for short, could breathe new life into crypto. DeFi is a term used to describe blockchain-based banking systems. These systems allow users to borrow, lend, and trade cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in a trustless manner.

This could be a huge game-changer for the crypto industry. DeFi systems remove the need for third-party intermediaries, which can often lead to high fees and slow transaction times. DeFi also allows for more flexibility and innovation than traditional banking systems.

There are already a number of DeFi platforms in operation, and more are being developed all the time. If these platforms catch on, they could help mainstream crypto and make it more accessible to the average person.

Major banks like JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley have been interested in DeFi; indirectly indicating the future of finance.

GameFi: earning while playing

With GameFi, you can earn while you play. GameFi is a new concept that could breathe new life into crypto by making it more fun and rewarding to use.

With GameFi, you can link your crypto wallet to your favorite games and start earning rewards. The more you play, the more you earn. And the best part is, you can cash out your earnings anytime you want.

This makes GameFi an interesting concept where instead of paying for gaming services, you are actually getting paid for using those services.

Many full-time professional gamers believe that GameFi is the future of finance and GameFi and we have yet to see a solid GameFi wave since these tokens are way lower than their intrinsic value.

NFT: digital copyright

The crypto community has been largely resistant to the NFT trend, with some even going so far as to call it a scam. But I think there's potential there for NFTs to breathe new life into crypto.

For those who don't know, NFTs are Non-Fungible Tokens, which are digital assets that are unique and cannot be replaced. They're often used to represent things like art, game items, or even virtual real estate.

What I think is interesting about NFTs is that they have the potential to create a new form of digital copyright. For example, if you create a piece of digital art, you could mint it as an NFT and sell it for crypto. This would give artists a way to monetize their work in a completely new way.

NFT's real potential has not yet been unlocked since it could be used from being a means of exchange for an ID card; being this flexible and liquid' NFT will be one of the major genres and use cases in the near future.

There are already a few platforms that are doing this, and We think we'll see more in the future. We think this could be a great way to bring new people into the crypto space and give them a reason to use cryptocurrency.

The Lighting Network: a solution closest to solving the scalability trilemma

Lightning Network is a "Layer 2" payment protocol that operates on top of a blockchain-based cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin). It is intended to enable fast, cheap, private off-chain transactions 

between two parties.

The Lightning Network is thought to be the most promising solution for solving the blockchain scalability trilemma. While it is not the perfect solution; it is the closest one. But why is it on the list?

Because the lightning network's concept could pave the way for scalable blockchains that might solve these problems.

CBDC, digital currencies at its best

So far, we talked about blockchains developed by private institutions; but what about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)? These are digital fiat currencies issued by central banks, and they have the potential to breathe new life into the crypto industry.

Why? Because CBDCs could bring the stability that crypto needs in order to be taken seriously by mainstream investors. And while CBDCs are still in the early stages of development, there are already a few countries experimenting with them, including China, Sweden, and the Bahamas.

What's more, CBDCs could also help to solve some of the biggest problems that crypto currently faces, such as scalability and energy consumption. For example, China's CBDC is designed to be more efficient than traditional fiat currency, and it's also said to be more environmentally friendly.

India has its own CBDC in testing stages known as e₹; while we are not sure how will it top UPI; what we are sure of is; it will bring another great wave; in the global markets.

So while CBDCs are still in their infancy, they could definitely be worth keeping an eye on as they have the potential to change the crypto game completely.


When it comes to regulation, India is far behind other countries. In fact, India ranks 94th out of 196 when it comes to the efficiency of regulation. So what needs to be done?

The first step is for India to create a clear and concise regulatory framework. At the moment, there are too many agencies with a vested interest in crypto, and they're all issuing their own rules. This makes it incredibly confusing for businesses and investors, and it stifles innovation.

Another key step is for India to join forces with other countries to create a global regulatory framework. This would go a long way in restoring confidence in crypto and attracting more institutional investors.

Finally, India needs to take action against those who are flouting the rules. There have been too many cases of fraud and manipulation, and this is deterring legitimate businesses from entering the space. The SEBI needs to be more aggressive in going after bad actors, and this will send a strong message that India is serious about regulating crypto.


In short, the ideas that could help breathe new life into cryptocurrency are: 

1) increasing cryptocurrency use cases

2) simplifying the process of buying and selling crypto

3) increasing crypto awareness and regulation

Although crypto has been around for a while, it is still in its early stages and has a lot of potential for growth. By increasing cryptocurrency use cases, simplifying the buying and selling process, and increasing crypto awareness, we can help Crypto reach its full potential. We are standing at the dawn of a new future, embrace it.