“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet.”
Via Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14432821
Also: I wish I had $50 USD every week to buy Ether (Ethereum) and/or Bitcoin. You should do so every month or week. Forget about the money for a few years. Then, transfer the money when something better comes along. The Internet was hard to use, then the WWW (worse in many ways) came along. Something easier than Bitcoin and Ether will come along. Until then, buy up Bitcoin and Ether when they go down in price.