Dash was interesting tech when I first saw it. I even ran a master node, until I looked into the “accidental” instamine controversy of Dash’s first week.
Seemed too shady and unethical to be the beginning for anything I want to support. So, i sold my dash.
It’s been able to advance, because its protocol provides a significant promotional budget, and such a high percentage of its relatively small monetary base is staked/locked up in masternode bonds, creating high dash token scarcity.
I think though that it will be difficult for Dash to be able to live down the instamine mess completely. I won’t use it again.
Ethereum, I also bought some in the presale, and regret supporting that. I was being paid in Bitcoin to build and run a miner for a VC.
However, it turned out to also be too unethical during The DAO debacle.
That so many of the founding personalities have since left the project, also suggests that it was also a massive founder pump and dump.
And so far, Ethereum just seems only useful as a platform to create other ICO’s, which range from pointless to fraudulent and illegal. So far for me, has been disappointing, putting aside even the questionable fundamental purpose of it, scaling challenges and drawbacks of the Proof Of Stake tech.
Bitcoin has its imperfections, and murky founder, but the cryptoassets that came since Bitcoin just seem useless, scammy and distracting, except of course as a source of income for the creators, their entourage and speculators.