If you've been following the market like so many others, you'll have noticed that last year Bitcoin reached a peak of $800 billion in January of 2017. Soon after this, the regulatory started to crack down on this market because they feared this could end in great losses. This lead to a major plunge of the currency and it fell almost two-thirds of a percent. By April the currency had fallen 70%.
Bitcoin was actually created by a group of people because of the bitterness in the year 2008 because of the financial crisis. This isn't an actual currency that can be printed on paper or gives you coins to exchange. The idea of this currency, how it is policed and governed is done by a group or community of users acting in a decentralized way who follow the protocol that was created by the person or persons who deemed them up.
To cut it short there are many banks that have now prohibited cardholders from using their credit cards to buy cryptocurrency. The banks fear the risk that is associated with these transactions. Many people fear the use of cryptocurrency because it has been widely associated with scams, hackers demanding payment, and money laundering.
If you take a look at all this I think the only real way this market can survive is if there is some sort of regulatory put on it. The market shouldn't be set up and work because of a few people who decided on how it should work and allow a community to govern its existence. Because of some of the current problems and issues, this market can either crash, go out of existence, or survive and flourish. Only time will tell us what the further of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has.