An article on the evolution of cryptocurrencies from just payment currencies to tokens that want to make the web better.
Why do we use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Some might say that the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency appeals to them. Others might say that the (not-so) anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are what draws them. Others still may be motivated by the speed and transparency of the blockchain, no matter which cryptocurrency is used as a mining reward. But there are problems with some modern cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. And these problems may be just small enough to not be a bother, like the blocksize debate was in 2014, or large enough to put the entire system at risk, like the blocksize debate has become now in 2016. http://dashpaymagazine.com/index.php/2016/05/17/maidsafe-does-your-crypto-do-that/