2019 has been a renaissance year for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, but 2020 will be a year of massive implementation. After years of speculation, Starbucks has announced a partnership with Bitcoin (BTC) futures market and payment app Bakkt to enable BTC purchases of coffee at all 30,000 Starbucks around the world. While that is a huge step forward for consumer utilization, the development of BTC futures and stablecoins for institutional investors continue to be the primary drivers of blockchain innovation.

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