Supporting Bitcoin should be decided on a case by case bases. Bitcoin is a competitor and a springboard....
Until my grandmother has a BTC wallet it is a springboard.
There are some over here who are positively having sleepless nights due to the upcoming blokchain 2 thingy, and you want I3 to actually support Nodeshares
Lap slap your laptop and peek outside through the window. Millions of people who don't use cryptocurrencies. All of them are done with our current economic model. But their entry into crypto will be Bitcoin.
'If you can't beat them, join them'
Widespread adoption of cryptoxxx (currencies/shares...) will happen anyway. The question is which "companies" (coins/altcoins) will come out as actually profitable and thus widely used...
I disagree. History is not deterministic. I live next to a highway, and I know I'll statistically live 8 years less because of that. The electric car was invented in the 1880's, and around 1900 there were more electric cars on the road than there are today. The electric car is the better idea, would have saved me from lung cancer. but it didn't happen anyway
different analogy: the tin can was invented in 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can opener was patented in the UK in 1855.
Crypto will only happen if BTC succeeds, if BTC doesn't we might have to wait another 100 years for the crypto revolution.
I don't like waiting. Buy some nodes already.
(edited for typo's)