The Kondratieff Wave describes alternating long-term, high growth and These waves are long cycles, lasting years and consisting of. The Kondratieff Cycle is a theory of Long Waves that describes economic and social development that is determined by periodic cycles of about years. Overview Not well known in most financial circles, the K-Wave (as the Kondratieff Cycle is also known) is a roughly year economic business cycle.

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About 2 weeks ago, I attended a talk by one of my former professors SMUand it was on the topic on cryptocurrencies and the upcoming technological disruption.

She mentioned about Kondratiev waves and the year cycles, and I went on to do some research on how Cryptocurrencies fit into this wave, and how long it is likely to last according to this model.

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This means that kondratisff are still in the early stages fast growth stage of a big long-term trend. In every phase of innovation, it will start off with radical innovation, where a new technology is introduced.


This will be a kondratidff of experimentation and flux, as many new products come into the market. Cryptocurrencies are currently in this stage, which is why prices are so volatile. As you might be aware, there wve 3 main types of coins: Some people also include a 4th type called privacy coins, like Monero and Zcash, which are meant to allow completely anonymous transactions. However, Bitcoin behaves more like an asset rather than a currency now, since people are buying it for capital appreciation rather than to use it for transactions.

Kondratiev wave – Wikipedia

Platform coins refer to ones like Ethereum, which do not directly provide a function to the consumer, but allow kondrarieff to be built on their platform. Lastly, applications are like the iphone apps, which serves a particular function for the end user.

This will typically be the part associated with a market crash, but it is konxratieff possible that the bubble deflates slowly instead of bursting.

In an early stage boom, the application coins will tend to proliferate, and there will be a lot of them.

This means that this class kondrtaieff coins would be the most risky to invest in, because a lot of them will be the first to die out when the market crashes. Do keep this in mind when building your Crypto portfolio and deciding which coins to invest and hold for the long-term.


After the crash, the trend may take a while to resume, but it will be more majestic than before. The next phase involves incremental innovations, where products are further refined, such as improvements in the products, or new applications for existing products, etc.

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