As we look forward to a new year, new uncertainties about global currency markets arise. 2017 was a year full of geopolitical events, which solidified some currencies while leaving others susceptible to volatility.

In the coming year, three factors will have a large impact on currencies around the world: the changing landscape of digital currencies, U.S. tax reform, and the continuation of the U.K.'s split from the European Union.

1. The Future of Blockchain and Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies are changing the finance environment and will continue to do so, but likely not in the way that people currently expect them to. Over the past few years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which enable participants to transfer funds without banks, have started to reshape the landscape of finance.

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