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Digital currencies set for strong 2018

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) has released its eagerly anticipated ‘future of tech’ trends for 2018.

Predictions from the international computer science membership body, and trends stories in general, are always popular at this time of year.

The 10 trends from IEEE-CS include cybersecurity, blockchain and digital currencies.

“Bitcoin, Ethereum, and newcomers Litecoin, Dash, and Ripple have become commonly traded currencies. They will continue to become a more widely adopted means of trading. This will trigger improved cybersecurity (another of the trends) because the stakes will be ever higher as their values rise,” IEEE-CS said on digital currencies.

And Google Trends shows the public has an appetite to find out more about digital currencies.

“The following year we will witness some of the most intriguing dilemmas in the future of technology. Will deep learning and AI indeed expand deployment domains or remain within the realms of neural networks? Will cryptocurrency technologies keep their extraordinary evolution or experience a bubble burst? Will new computing and memory technologies finally disrupt the extended life of Moore’s law? We’ve made our bets on our 2018 predictions,” said Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Distinguished Technologist and IEEE Computer Society past president.

Check out all 10.

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