defines the movement of the market. Its always useful to know what upgrades are upcoming (buy hype, sell news) along with what they do. Currently announcements are being held off until market growth where they can be useful, a release from top 100 coins would indicate they feel the market is ready to absorb and benefit, although correlation doesn't equal causation, there seems to be a casual relationship in this market.
Overall major Bitcoin -0.98% upgrades, improvements and "fix's" are scheduled for the end of the year...which i'm sure will eventuate into early 2019 (probably when Crypto should have taken off), Ethereum -2.70% has many scheduled along with many issues, so will be interesting to watch.
TUMBLEBIT - Many users link transactions together increasing anonymity
SIGWIT V0.16 - Update & exchange adoption, enables lighting & >2MB block ( BTC -0.98% )
LIGHTING NETWORK - P2P, centralizes by using chosen nodes to approve off main-network ( BTC -0.98% )
KOVRI - IP -2.47% hiding/TOR network anonymity ( XRM 19.56% )
MONEROV - Block 1564965 https://moneroblocks.info ( XRM 19.56% )
BULLETPROOFS - Replace method of hiding transactions hence reducing size of blockchain, Monero can take up to 48hrs for wallet to initially sync ( XRM 19.56% ) ( BTC -0.98% )
CASPER - Fix's scaling problem, network congestion, enable proof of stake (leverage large amount coins for fee) DEC 2018 (ETH)
BTC -0.98% 0.79% is seeing some tough times , so I should write this:
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