Want to see symptoms of fading cryptocurrencies? Meetup had hundreds of blockchain and crypto groups formed worldwide. In Los Angeles many have shut down. Twenty
at last count (September 2018). This list shows the groups and when they closed.
DTLA Blockchain ICO Development — Dec 2017
Blockchain, cryptocurrency & startup networking in Hollywood — Jan 2018
Los Angeles Crypto Currency Meetup — Mar 2018
Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Workshop — May 2018
Falcon Horst Advanced Blockchain — Jun 2018
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Wealth — Jun 2018
making360: Blockchain + XR (VR/AR/MR)–Jun 2018
North Hollywood Blockchain/Cryptocurrency/Fintech Meetup–Jun 2018
CryptoStache Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Club — Jul 2018
LA Elastos Meetup — Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fintech — Jul 2018
Los Angeles IOTA Meetup — Jul 2018
Crypto Salon — Jul 2018
Inland Empire area Burstcoin Crypto 2.0 community Meetup — Jul 2018
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)- Deal Makers — Aug 2018
China CryptoCurrency Business Opportunity and Tech Meetup — Aug 2018
CryptoCurvy — Aug 2018
BitClub Network Southern California — Aug 2018
Bitcoin Blockchain Technology — Aug 2018
Bit-Social LA — Sept 2018
BTC Blockchain, Tea and Conversations — Sept 2018
I suspect a similar list for New York or San Francisco would be longer.
The year is not over yet. But at the grass roots level, this does not look good for crypto. Are some of you regretting the coins you bought at ICOs?
Check out deadcoins.com. This site lists some 700 defunct coins. From scams to where products were made but died out of lack of interest.
Remember this. The proponents of crypto keep saying much is happening and everything is changing. So far the evidence is otherwise.