“Bitcoin Will Never Really Hit a Scaling Limit” – Satoshi Nakamoto, 2009
Cryptocurrencies are going through growth pains, and it now takes much longer and costs much more to transact with Bitcoin than it did in the early years.
On top of that, there are over 900 coins, 300 ICOs, and 200 related businesses, so interoperability (the capability to transact and exchange one token with another) is incredibly important.
The industry continues to face more unknowns, in the form of governments, which now need to figure out how to regulate, tax, monitor, and defend this newly-created sector.
The future holds many challenges, and with it comes a whole new set of opportunities.