Cryptocurrency expectations, the near future of "bits", "bytes", and the overall picture

The Bitcocins cryptocurrency is the de facto standard for the rapid monetary systems' changes all over the world (at least currently, on this planet). So far, so good, but which one will turn out as the best investment (or bubble thereof): there are at least 30 different cryptocurrencies in the mainstream, all of them pretending to be. Personal expectations -- Ripple will eventually ruin the notion of Bitcoins, in the same way the electronic money ruined even the third world countries notion for the cash system. However, both coins are related to each other (for now), so we should expect anything at no surprise. The near future will tell.
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