You have to realize the significance of first mover advantage.
Look at bitcoin and then litecoin. Litecoin being no better mousetrap never gained more than 10% of bitcoin.
This will be the same for bitshares as long as the system is good.
I think Bitshares is different. You're forgetting about BitBTC which basically is Bitcoin but pays interest.
Anyone rational would sell all their Bitcoins for BitBTC immediately. Why would you hold Bitcoins when you can hold BitBTC and receive interest? Give me one reason.
BitBTC does NOT pay interest
I want to elaborate on this a bit for luckybit's sake: originally the plan somehow involved bitAssets paying interest. this is where the term "
" came from.
that eventually got scrapped.
BTSX pays interest in the form of how much currency gets destroyed daily by delegates.
recently, the idea came up to use market pegging to pay people interest on their bitAsset savings. When that happens, bitUSD5 and bitBTC5 will pay interest (unless the plan changes again along the way).