In a couple of years, we should expect that most of the current crop of crypto tokens and coins will not survive in any meaningful way.
Here’s what I think will still be around:
BTC — for no particular reason, except the lack of an agreed-upon alternative, Bitcoin will continue to be treated as crypto’s reserve currency.
ETH and EOS — one tech analyst I heard at BCI explained that these types of coins will survive because they are the infrastructure on which crypto-related businesses will run, much like the AOLs and other infrastructure companies did at the dawn of the internet age. I picked ETH because Vitalik Buterin is a genius and EOS because It has billions of dollars backing it up. I like Cardano but don’t see room for three of them.
ETN — Electroneum will be the crypto used for day-to-day transactions. DASH may too.
Some might suggest Ripple as well, but banks only want Ripple’s technology; they don’t want to use the XRP token, and don’t have to.
Other than that, I am unconvinced that any other coin at present has a use case that warrants a significant valuation in the future.
What do you think? What am I missing? Let the flaming begin.