Icon (ICX) Price Prediction 2019 & 2020 – Future Forecast For ICX Price

ICON Intro

The vision of the ICON Project is to introduce the new era of decentralization by redefining the meaning of communities and creating a new world by connecting such communities or to put it in their words: „With ICON, we now enter into a world of true hyperconnectivity“.

Icon conducted an ICO in October 2017 in which half of total ICX supply was sold to the public. The total supply created is 800,460,000 ICX, with 400,230,000 sold to the public and circulating. Regarding release of the other 50% of total supply, the Icon website states: “Issuances of new ICXs will be determined through annual C-Rep consultation.”

Year in Review

Icon was one of the most hyped projects entering last year with huge expectations pinned to the “korean Ethereum”. The whole year was marked with strong bear grip of the crypto market, squeezing out the joy, motivation but also money out of both altcoin team projects and their supporters. Icon was worth $12 at one point back in February 2018 before a prolonged nosedive took it all the way down to the current $0.24 per token. That is a 95% drop, one of the largest price losses in the whole market.

The team behind the project also went through turbulence as the community lost patience with their poor communication skills and perceived lack of delivery on their promises. They did, however, react in proper manner to this dissatisfaction of their supporters by starting with regular updates on both technological and business updates around the project.

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There were some decent partnerships formed during the year, more on that below. As for the technical side, ICX fell short of their promises. There were a lot of delays and their roadmap of 2018 was completely ignored with most of the deliveries coming out late by 6 to 12 months.

In Q3, as a rebranding strategy to maximize synergies of the interchain project, the company behind ICX changed the corporate name and CI (Corporate Image) of theloop to ICONLOOP

The ICON Team solidified the foundation for the full expansion of the ICON ecosystem and innovation in governance with their token swap support, the release of the technology roadmaps, the release of the Yellow Paper Part 3 — ‘IISS,’ and the first teaser of the ICON P-Rep election, ICONSENSUS. They also presented a blueprint of the relationship between ICON and ICONLOOP, and released an FAQ portal, one of the meaningful steps to improve communications with the fellow ICONists.

Icon (ICX) Roadmap for 2019

After a period of relative inactivity, ICON has once again started churning out updates and new information about their current and future endeavors. And what better way is there to teach the public about these than to release an updated roadmap.

The roadmap was updated in December and is expected to bring increased transparency and ease some of the concerns the community had regarding the future of the project.

This entire roadmap is divided into three sections: blockchain technology, governance and services based on ICON.

Blockchain technology section describes several areas that will have work done on them:


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  • loopchain (p-Rep/citizen nodes, websockets in citizen, synchronization system, ICON RPC server, sync abort recovery, transaction hash/signature management, block versioning/generator rotation, a logger and SSL support)
  • ICON Service (JSON-RPC API, ICX manager, prevalidator, SCORE package validator)
  • T-Bears (CLI based SCORE development environments that will let you test your smart contract locally in an emulated environment)
  • Interchain-BTP (Interchain PoC for ICON-Private Chain, Interchain PoC for ICON-Public Chain, Interchain SDK for public/private chain etc.)
  • Parallel Processing (a scalability solution for the project’s chain)

Regarding governance, ICON wants to utilize the SCORE infrastructure to perform its on-chain governance. Built-in governance SCORE, support runtime configuration, whitelist of package are just some of the features mentioned here. There are some updates about on-chain elections, IISS (feature that measures and distributes ICX incentives), as well as transaction fees.

Other roadmap points include desktop/mobile ICONex wallet, an ICONest platform for ICX-based ICOs that don’t require coding, ICON blockchain tracker, a wallet app for the Ledger Nano S, SCORE updates, SDK databases for Java/Python/iOS, a decentralized identification/key management service, stablecoin solution, as well as ICX-based DEX’s and even security token offerings on ICON platform.

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This is a really ambitious roadmap, one that will require significant effort to complete. It’s worth noting that many of the deadlines in ICON’s previous roadmap were never completed so one wonders how true they will stay to this new one. This isn’t an issue for now as there are no clear deadlines when anything named here is supposed to be ready. This is a big red flag as it shows no accountability and readiness to bear responsibility for the promised work. Crafting solid roadmaps is easy – delivering on them is hard.

Check out the complete roadmap here.

Our ICX Price Prediction for 2019

ICX, as the rest of the market, is tied at the hip of bitcoin’s price action. If bitcoin embarks on another bull run, ICX can hope for one as well. Since that is very unlikely, don’t expect much to change for ICX price-wise in this year. So 2019 will be a year of boring sideways action with minor bitcoin ignited jumps and slumps.

In general:

The main currency in cryptocurrency markets is Bitcoin and given this, altcoins tend to fuel Bitcoin runs and Bitcoin tends to do the same in return. Given this relationship, Bitcoin price movements (or lack thereof) tend to effect altcoin prices.

When Bitcoin goes up swiftly, it will likely:

  1. Suppress or depress altcoins as money flows into Bitcoin;
  2. Or, take altcoins along for the ride

In cases when Bitcoin plunges, it will likely:

  1. Depress altcoins as money flows into fiat;
  2. Or, cause altcoins  to boom as money flows into them, but this is rarely the case.

When Bitcoin moves sideways, it will likely:

  1. Cause altcoins to mimic that as traders wait for a clear sign on the direction of the market;
  2. Or, cause altcoins to flourish as traders look for returns in altcoins and try to get favorable trades in terms of BTC pairs.

To summarize, Bitcoin is the focal point of the crypto market in many ways, and with BTC trading pairs on every exchange, the gravity of Bitcoin is hard to evade.

ICX-BTC Price Correlation

The vast majority of trading that occurs in the crypto markets are between BTC and altcoin trading pairs. Since most altcoins do not pair with fiat currencies (and only a few are paired with stable coins like USTD), Bitcoin is the next best option. Therefore, when Bitcoin is stable, it forms as the ideal base currency for buying altcoins (which is why altcoins tend to do well when Bitcoin goes sideways).

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Correlation is measured on a scale from -1 to 1. Values above 0 shows the degree to which altcoin is moving in the same direction as BTC prices (either up or down in tandem), and values below 0 shows the degree to which altcoin moves in the opposite direction of BTC prices (so when BTC goes down, altcoin goes up, or vice versa). Values around 0 shows that when BTC price moves, altcoins stays steady, or alternatively that when altcoin moves up or down that the BTC price is staying steady.

Based on the correlation analysis, BTC and ICX have a strong positive relationship. The correlation coefficient of their prices is 0.75, which was calculated based on the previous 100-days’ price dynamics of both currencies.

ICX_Correlations

The majority of projects will fail — some startups are created just to gather funds and disappear, some would not handle the competition, but most are just ideas that look good on paper, but in reality, are useless for the market. 

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum said:

“There are some good ideas, there are a lot of very bad ideas, and there are a lot of very, very bad ideas, and quite a few scams as well”

Icon (ICX) Future

As a result, over 95% of successful ICOs and cryptocurrency projects will fail and their investors will lose money. The other 5% of projects will become the new Apple, Google or Alibaba in the cryptoindustry. Will ICX be among those 5%?

It is more than plausible.

ICX did build a solid ecosystem and the team is pushing simultaneously on both fronts: tech and business side.

Between the many partnerships, some of the major ones include:

Partnerships with Woori Bank and Nonghyup Bank, two of the largest banks in South Korea; with the larger healthcare blockchain consortium in South Korea; Partnerships with the larger insurance consortium in South Korea backed by the Ministry of Science; Partnerships with Samsung; Partnership with Daily Financial Group etc.

There is also the benefit of coming from South Korea. One of the major benefits for Icon is that it is the biggest blockchain project coming from a very tech-savvy South Korea. It’s a nation quick to embrace technological change. You could probably pin this to Korea’s incredible economic development in the latter half of the 20th Century, when it was transformed from an impoverished country in the aftermath of the Korean War into a wealthy nation with the 12th largest economy in the world.

As reported by Quartz, more than 30% of employees within South Korea have owned cryptocurrency at some point. The ICON blockchain project was started by Korean fintech startup incubator Dayli Financial Group, which also owns Coinone, one of the country’s largest crypto exchanges. 
While there are many competing projects looking to connect various industries and public sectors in other countries, ICON has established itself as the only real contender to dominate blockchain development in South Korea.

ICX should see major gains with the Korean markets building steam and the overall crypto markets building momentum. ICON has a decentralized exchange for OTC exchanges, they were created by one of the largest financial groups in South Korea.

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All of this summed up means one thing: ICX might live through couple of orchestrated and, for a regular trader, completely unpredictable pumps but the majority of time will be murky sideways trading with small volume and no significant interest from the market. 

Price will heavily depend on what BTC will do and since many analysts think BTC will not be making big moves in this year, it is hard to expect ICX will do them either. The price will probably stagnate and record slow-moving depreciation or appreciation depending on the team activity, potential technological breakthrough or high-level partnership.

Market prediction for ICON price 2019

With the market being completely unpredictable, forecasting the cryptocurrency price is really more of a gamble and luck rather than a data driven guesstimate.

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Let’s throw a glance at the eminent publications and personalities, and their predictions regarding the Icon (ICX) price, which will give us another point of view to consider:

CoinLiker

CoinLiker is a crypto website which predicts that ICON might reach $3.79 by the end of 2019  which is pretty unrealistic and probably one of the most bullish (optimistic) ICX predictions we have seen as right now, that too when it is trading at less than $1. CoinLiker also predicts that in 3 years, ICX might trade at $9.59 and in 5 years, it might touch $13.62.

Wallet Investor

Walletinvestor- a crypto forecast hub predicts that ICON price might reach $0.263 USD by the end of 2019, which seems pretty reasonable and conservative.

Trading Beasts

Trading Beasts- a crypto news publishing forum predicts that ICON will be at a maximum at $11.86 and minimum at $9.48 by 2019 end.

Price Prediction

Price Prediction is a cryptocurrency price forecasting forum, which predicts that 2019 is going to be a much better year than 2018 for ICX as the coin’s price value will hold its value between $11 to $17.

Icon (ICX) Future: 2020, 2023, 2025

Icon (ICX) Price Prediction 2020

If ICX respects their roadmap and continues delivering new business partnerships, in 2020 it could potentially eclipse its all time high of $12.04

Icon (ICX) Price Prediction 2023

If ICX maintains its relevance in the industry and manages to keep up the pace with their competition, it might be worth 10-100x than its hitherto all time high.

Icon (ICX) Price Prediction 2025

Again, If ICX maintains its relevance in the industry and manages to keep up the pace with their competition, it will surely be 100x+ more worth than now.

Realistic Icon (ICX) Price Prediction

Predicting prices of novel, highly volatile and risky asset classes is a thankless task – best answer is no one knows. Educated guess is that realistic ICX price for the foreseeable future is somewhere between its current price and its all time high.


 

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Phil Traugott is a staff writer at CaptainAltcoin. As a trained marketing specialist for copywriting and creative campaigns, he has been advising top companies on the following topics: online marketing, SEO and software branding for more than 10 years. The topic of crypto currencies is becoming increasingly important for companies and investors and he found it very alluring and fitting for his skillset which prompted him to pivot his career towards blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

7 Comments
  1. Phillip, you are an idiot whom clearly knows nothing about trading crypto. You state $0.27 is realistic price for ICX in 2019, and that the price remaining flat is likely? You realize ICON has various corporate partnerships including universities, banks, insurance, hospitals and even Government ties? There’s also two small companies Samsung and LINE involved with ICON. You’re an idiot. It’s already touched $0.27 twice in the past week! Why would BTC remain flat as well. Bakkt, Fidelity, and NASDAQ are all coming into play in March. You beleive this institutional involvement won’t move the price. Go back to writing reviews on Pokémon cards as crypto is something you obviously know nothing about.

  2. Here is my ICON price preidction :
    1. ICON has established strong partnership with Samsung and Amazon AWS
    2. The project was forged by the Daily group 5B Organization
    3. South Korea is world power house leader in blockchain tech, and one step ahead as it comes to mass adoption.
    4 BTC dominance will continue to influence alt coins prices

    According to those assumptions here is forecast

    Dec 2019 : BTC 6000$ ICX 5$
    Dec 2020 : BTC 20,000$ ICX 12$
    Dec 2021 : BTC 100,000$ – 400,000$ ICX 60$ – 240$

  3. This author clearly knows nothing about crypto lol BTC and ICX will remain flat for 2019. BTC hit $9,000 in late May, and ICX has already seen $0.44 multiple times in past month. Seriously, stop writing about crypto. You sound completely uneducated on the topic and obviously have no sense of the market. Pokemon cards is your calling

    • Where does it say BTC and ICX will remain flat? It says “Price will heavily depend on what BTC will do and since many analysts think BTC will not be making big moves in this year, it is hard to expect ICX will do them either.”

      Everything needs to be put in a context. Going from $3.8k to $8.5k is historically not a big move in crypto sector. There are literally tons of memes on this topic (making fun of traditional finance sector because of what they call gains).

      You are partially right though, the wording needs to be improved to reflect this contextual importance so newbies like you can understand the message behind the analysis.

      As for ICX – it was 5.9k sats on January 1st and it is 4.6k sats right now. Please show me the big move there.

      Rookies like yourself should really stay out of crypto in this nascent phase, it’s gonna end bad for your home budget.

  4. This article is such a shameful cop-out. It’s like me being asked to ACCURATELY predict the weather and I say “well, it might be warm or it might be cold or maybe something in between” – offcourse, it’s bound to be! By so doing, I have placed myself in a ‘safe’ place where despite the outcome of my ‘forecast’, I will be ‘right’. I have absolved myself of responsibility. It takes too much intellect, responsibility and effort to do the analysis that requires me to say “it will be X degC in the morning and the temperatures will rise to Y by noon” – hence the cop-out. To everyone reading this, take my word – in as far as future crypto prices are concerned, the very truthful answer is this – nobody knows and nobody will see ‘it’ coming. Nobody saw 20K BTC coming, nobody saw 2018 bear market coming – both caught everyone by surprise. I read a LINK forecast yesterday (written beginning of 2019) where they were saying that optimistically, links 2019 ATH will be at most 2 dollars. Well, so far, it’s ATH has been 4.8 dollars and is 1.8 dollars as we speak. They never saw that coming, did they ?

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