With Q4 now well underway, cryptocurrency followers are impatiently waiting to hear about any semblance of good news for their projects. Extended sideways and negative market action has taken its toll on the resilience of many traders and holders, with the confirmation of a protracted bear market becoming more likely. Partnership updates, industry acquisitions, and key legislative announcements would certainly help boost general sentiment and potentially act as a catalyst for positive price movement. Below are examples of key dates to watch out for this October.
3rd – Ripple’s (XRP) Swell conference concludes
4th – Cardano (ADA) Roadmap update
5th – Binance Coin (BNB) to be listed on Paycent
13th – Litecoin (LTC) to be listed on Gemini
13th – Cardano (ADA) to be listed on Unified Blockchain Solutions
15th – Hive Project (HVN) Hive terminal launch
22nd – SIBOS (XLM) annual IBM conference
24th – Nexium (NXC) Beyond the void, release on Steam
28th – Zcash (ZEC) Sapling Network Activation
29th – Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain Tenth Anniversary
30th – Genesis Vision (GVT) full platform release
31st – Siacoin (SC) Hard fork
The above dates are just confirmed examples of key events and announcements due this month and don’t include non-disclosure agreement speculation. Full platform releases, hard forks and conferences are all potential catalysts for positive price action with regards to the underlying cryptocurrency asset. Particular highlights this October include; Hive’s terminal launch, XLM and XRPs prime time slots at Money20/20, IBM’s SIBOS and Genesis Vision’s full platform release. Cryptocurrency followers will have to wait until November/December for any more Bakkt updates, however, but with industry commentators speculating on the potential significant market cap effects from the institutional exchange listing, the wait will hopefully be worth it.