There will be a bitcoin gold, purple, blue, gree, yellow. There’s already a bitcoin God. It’s all coming, hard forks, all year long, by 2018 there will be hundreds of bitcoin forks (there already are many many forks of bitcoin) still using the bitcon name for brand recognition.
But also the year for alts. As jobs shift towards blockchain and research ramps up expect massive valuation in altcoins and that the speculative frenzy to increase to such a fevered pitch that the whole world is watching.
2018, the year crypto goes mainstream.