Cryptoledgers, like those utilized in bitcoin and litecoin, are not merely one-dimensional, one-trick ponies relegated to simple fiat exchanges.
Numerous altcoins are riding on bitcoin's coattails: some designed to improve upon bitcoin and others designed for specific purposes.
Forget currencies and commodities … the right analogy for Bitcoin is 'land', argues Richard Gendal Brown.
Colored coins could enable you to trade bitcoins as anything, including stocks, bonds, and even IOUs. Danny Bradbury finds out how they may be implemented.