2017 has finally come to an end — what an year it has been for the Blockchain technology in general and Cryptocurrencies in particular. The market experienced an unprecedented growth in both exchange price and market capitalization. To get a clearer picture of this growth, consider the fact that in the beginning of the year, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization stood at $18 billion. By August, it rose astronomically to over $150 billion. Just when stakeholders were trying to come to terms with such an amazing growth, it doubled again over the period of 3 months to over $300 billion by the end of November. On December 8 2017, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization was around $437 billion!