I've spent quite some time lately studying cryptocurrencies. There are obviously a lot of talk about Bitcoin and the new values it reaches every week. I was asking myself how many people actually saw cryptocurrencies and the technologies behind them for what they could be, and not just a quick way to make money?
My knowledge about Bitcoin ( and other cryptocurrencies ) is rather limited, but the concepts seems fascinating and it looks like these technologies could really change our way of life.
I was wondering if cryptocurrencies just came too soon for them to change anything significant in our societies? Most people might see cryptocurrencies as either a fraud, a scam or a very easy way to make some cash. How many actually understand the blockchain, and what problems it is trying to solve?
Do you agree that cryptocurrencies seem to be ahead of our society? Did we already encounter such technologies that just came a little too soon?