Juniper Research has released a report that predicts utter doom and gloom for the cryptocurrency industry. The report, \u201dThe Future of Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin & Altcoin Trends & Challenges 2018-2023,\u201d claims that the entire cryptocurrency market is ready to implode. Fortunately, it\u2019s not the first time Juniper has been wrong. According to the research company, the drop in the level of transaction volumes is an indication that the market is on a crash course for destruction. There\u2019s no denying that the volumes are down\u2014BTC has dropped from 360,000 late last year to 230,000 in September. Transaction values are down, as well, with BTC falling from $3.7 billion to under $670 million. Based on this, and activity during the first half of the 2018 third quarter, \u201cJuniper estimates a further 47 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in transaction values.\u201d This doesn\u2019t bode well for cryptocurrencies\u2014on the surface. What Juniper fails to take into account is that the markets are actually becoming more stabilized. The introduction of regulations and self-governing bodies around the world are helping to solidify cryptocurrency\u2019s position in a global economic world. The current volumes are a reflection of a maturing of the ecosystem, not of an impending downfall. The days of meteoric climbs like what BTC saw last year are in the past, and this is a positive for the markets. There has been a significant amount of resources and energy invested into stabilizing the cryptocurrency industry and those efforts are paying off. Fluctuations in prices are much more limited than they once were and more financial institutions around the world are warming up to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. If there were any indication that the industry was on the brink of disaster, there wouldn\u2019t be the advances we see today. Juniper\u2019s insight has to be taken with a mere grain of salt. After all, this is the same company that predicted Tesla would be selling 17 million cars by 2020. In a report it issued on Tesla in March 2016, it stated, \u201cTesla, an OEM solely manufacturing electric vehicles, scored highly with strong sales, superior mileage range and firm commitment to their Tesla Supercharge scheme. Whilst BMW and Nissan have witnessed high sales, their electric vehicle capabilities lag behind Tesla.\u201d Out of the top ranked electric cars today, Tesla isn\u2019t even among the top seven. In fact, Nissan\u2019s LEAF is the top-selling car according to a report by CarMax from this past June. Another Carmax report from August that ranked the top hybrids doesn\u2019t include Tesla among the top 10. Tesla has only sold barely 200,000 cars in the U.S.\u2014a long way from the 17 million expected by Juniper.