He seems to be looking into adding Bitshares though...? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=946174.msg10558914#msg10558914
Yeah they will add bitshares for sure since its #4 at coinmarketcap.com. The issue for bitshares though is that a huge marketing opportunity could be missed. All this effort that is being spent on marketing yet the low hanging fruit of putting basic bitcoin wallet features into the bitshares client is still hanging. Also the first mover status in the crypto space is huge for marketing and having all the bitcoin/altcoiners jumping onto their atomic cross-chain trading(ACCT) bandwagon instead of bitshares would be a downer. Its not impossible to imagine that another alt-coin will come up with a viable bitUSD competitor and if the Mercury client wins the "smart wallet" race then BTS could become *completely* obsolete. This risk should be nipped in the bud asap.
In the latest bitshares.tv episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWVlqz7Ejf8
) Max also highlighted bitcoin wallet features and atomic cross-chain trading as the big touch-down for bitshares. Max is spot on! He predicts Q2 this year for delivery. But I am mildly concerned since I didn't hear the topic discussed yet in the bitshares hangouts (https://soundcloud.com/beyond-bitcoin-hangouts
). Bytemaster said in the last hangout that BTER hack was terrible for bitshares price in the short term. Why should bitshares maintain dependencies that can damage the BTS price when it can stand alone without dependencies on external services as the ultimate "smart wallet" crypto-diversification tool? If I hear Bytemaster announce bitcoin wallet and ACCT features then I am buying more BTS. It will be so much easier to buy unlimited BTS when the client has these features. The bitshares community should not depend on shapeshift.io, Mercury or other bitcoin wallet providers.
Going beyond bitcoin and ACCT features the bitshares delegate model is also capable of escrowing any kind of prediction trading! The Bitshares delegate model is the only existing blockchain that allows human brain crunching into the oracle scripting mix yet it isn't leveraging this capability yet. The client could support a tool for delegates and investors to aggregate "price feed" questions wherever there is enough demand to fuel liquidity. For example: "Who will win POTUS in 2016?". Anyway this is a much lower priority than bitcoin and ACCT features.
BTW my view currently is Bytemaster and the bitshares developers are doing an awesome job and that is why I will continue to buy BTS on the dips. Awesome work guys delivering early and often! Absolutely love it! My comments regarding new feature suggestions for the client are meant only for adding fodder into the community head space - I'm just an investor and there are many aspects of bitshares development I don't understand.