Jez San is CEO of FunFair Technologies, an ethereum-powered casino platform. A vocal supporter and critic of blockchain technologies, San was also a pioneer in real-time, 3D games.

The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review series. As a long time investor in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, 2017 has been remarkable.

But it’s important to remember, this is really just the beginning. Despite the valuations, major protocols remain deficient in delivering value to users.

Bitcoin with it’s high fees and slow transaction times is hardly suitable for payments – spending the same fee whether you buy a coffee or send $100,000 is a joke and the promise of scaling solutions such as the Lightning Network hasn’t been fulfilled. Suffice to say, its new positioning as a store of value is precarious, even if, judging by the huge uptick in bitcoin price, the store of value narrative is winning for now. Read more from coindesk.com…

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