"Blockchains are about increasing freedom for individuals and allowing them the flexibility to leave on principle at any point in time."

If day one of Scaling Bitcoin showed how bitcoin's technical and academic communities are moving swiftly to capitalize on the network's newly updated code capabilities, day two offered a glimpse of a project emerging, hurdles overcome, into a world that appears more likely to play host to a diverse array of cryptocurrencies.

In this way, the final day of this year's conference showcased how, for the event, presenters and attendees, this transition is fraught with concern – as for all the talk of opportunities afforded by new crypto assets, the bitcoin community still largely traffics in reputation as its chief currency.

And as Scaling Bitcoin hinted this year, there are strong social norms at play among participants, many who feel strongly that ICO projects, and the blockchains and developers that support them, are little more than "scammers" and "pump and dump schemers."

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/price-success-bitcoin-pressure-multi-blockchain-world/