Just a friendly PSA: Counterparty (XCP) just started beta-testing their new "counterwallet" thing https://testnet.counterwallet.co/#
, a web wallet that will take XCP from being a crappy alpha-quality command-line hacker gizmo to being the world's best trustless IOU and betting platform.
There are a couple businesses that have already started issuing some kind of shares on XCP, and Adam B. Levine is planning to issue his new coin on Counterparty as soon as the web wallet actually works.
TL;DR: Counterparty is building momentum.
Go get 'em, bytemaster!