Cryptocurrencies are set to secure their place in the mainstream marketplace in 2019 and it’s a massive opportunity for startups to grow quickly. Whilst last year was a tough year for crypto in comparison to 2017, many industry insiders are feeling positive that things will be on the up this year, which could be good news for these innovative crypto startups.

1. Joys

Joys is helping to bridge the gap between cryptocurrency enthusiasts and retailers who accept payment in crypto. The platform can be used in countries where crypto is currently banned as it simply acts as a way of connecting people looking to pay using crypto and retailers who accept the method of payment. Joys acts as a broker of sorts, they accept cash payments and in turn pays retailers in cryptocurrency. The startup is being hailed as a trailblazer in bringing crypto into the mainstream, allowing companies to easily reach more clients as a direct result of them accepting coin payments. Making crypto more attractive to retailers will be key to bringing crypto use into everyday use.

2. YouHodler

The cryptocurrency loan space is starting to make a name for itself, and YouHodler is a startup at the forefront of innovation in the sector. They offer the widest variety of cryptocurrencies on their platform, the highest loan-to-value ratio, and the fastest processing time between approval and the currency arriving the user’s wallet. They are consistently releasing new products and updates to ensure they are at the forefront of innovation in the market and to give their users the best customer experience possible. They are very much at the forefront of the crypto lending wave and should be watched closely in 2019.

3. Dragonglass

The startup has designed a game that allows users to play whilst mining for DGS tokens. They are the creators of the world’s first gamified mining experience making mining easy and fun. The shift towards the mainstream could see services such as Dragonglass growing in popularity as the general public who otherwise would not be interested in mining could participate through a more lighthearted approach. Adding a fun element to crypto mining they are changing the landscape and bringing crypto mining to the masses, where it has previously been reserved for people who have a reasonable amount of time, resources, and knowledge.