From the year 2020, the cryptocurrency industry has proven to be quite lucrative for cryptocurrency investors. It is not just a single cryptocurrency that has grown since 2020. Every single cryptocurrency introduced into the crypto-verse has been gaining significant adoption.
However, the cryptocurrency sector hasn’t been able to perform as well as it did in the year 2021. As the year 2022 began, things haven’t been going in favor of the cryptocurrency sector. This is the reason why the industry is not able to perform at its full potential.
Let us go through the factors that are not letting the entire cryptocurrency sector work at its full potential. Keep in mind that the downfall of Bitcoin alone can also impact the entire cryptocurrency industry.
Russia-Ukraine War Conflict
Russia and Ukraine are still at war and the Russian military invaded Ukraine back in late February of 2022. At present, the war is taking a toll on the economies of both countries, especially, Ukraine. As the country is being invaded, it has been facing power outages and other supply chain disruption issues.
Before the conflict turned into a military invasion by Russia, Ukraine was the third largest Bitcoin mining country in the world. Now, the situation has changed and it is not able to mine Bitcoin to its full potential. This has created uncertainty throughout the crypto world and Bitcoin is also affected by it. As Bitcoin is affected, it is also impacting the entire cryptocurrency industry.
Cryptocurrency Frauds and Project Uncertainties
With the constant growth of the cryptocurrency industry, the number of scams and frauds has also continued rising. Fraudsters are coming up with so many innovations and tactics to lure not only individuals or companies but also government sectors.
Then come the projects that are rug pulls creating a lot of uncertainties among the investors and even companies. These are also major reasons why the hesitance level of people has been rising, thus, causing a lack of demand for cryptocurrencies.
The crypto frauds and project uncertainties are the very reason why the regulatory authorities are very cautious about cryptocurrencies. They want to take strict measures against such companies and for that, they need them to adhere to the regulations. Still, cryptocurrency companies have been doing things their own way, which is being non-compliant.
Then come the money laundering and terrorist funding factors that the governments want to be addressed. Cryptocurrency technology is proving to be extremely beneficial for such activities. Therefore, the regulators are tightening the regulatory framework around cryptocurrencies, once again, causing uncertainties among investors.
The war conflict between Russia and Ukraine is definitely not permanent and may be fixed soon. However, it may take a while for Ukraine to bring its Bitcoin mining projects back to their full potential.
Although the second and third issues cannot be fixed entirely but their impact can be minimized and controlled. For this, the world governments, law enforcement authorities, and the cryptocurrency firms have to work together. They can come up with a strategy and policies to deal with problems such as money laundering, terrorist funding, and taking care of rug pulls or scammers.