Anticipating a few questions for a FAQ..
1) What is different about BitShares that its blockchain will not become burdensome; too large; and require too much computing power to maintain delegates?
2) BitShares is just one among a number of Bitcoin2.0 offerings tempting the use of digital tokens to represent real world value. While BitShares perhaps has an edge at the moment having created a market to speculate on the value of bitUSD and other assets, the first offering that bridges the gap to real world assets where one token is maintained as evidence of ownership, will perhaps win big. What efforts is BitShares making to hook real world assets and look beyond the usual cryptocurrency crowd?
3) Why should we trust BitShares devs and delegates with our money?.. Why should we not just wait for Winklevoss like efforts and others who know what they are doing; what financial credentials do BitShares devs have?
4) Running a full client is a pain, where is the web equivalent the like of counterparty with simple client-side transaction confirmations?
5) It's too complicated
.. all this talk of DACs and keeping track of them. Where is the static point of reference that is an upto date tldr;? If I'm away from the forum for a month, where do I look for a simple catchup?
6) I've never heard of BitShares.. how is this not just a flash in the pan, fly by night gimick? How many supporters does it really have - how many people are running clients and seeds and delegates - where are those stats declared? Isn't limiting the delegates to 101 likely to limit those who provide the network support? A billion dollar industry surely needs support from more than 101 people.
7) Is the legal and tax position clear? It seems that perhaps I should wait a year or two before jumping into this new world.