“There’s a popular perception that the rate limiting factor in blockchain adoption is something to do with the technology itself — like the technology isn’t scalable, it’s not fast enough, the developer tools aren’t in place. But in my experience is that’s really not the rate limiting factor at this point. It’s not even at the top of my list.

“Bitcoin’s blip appears to have been caused by a significant sell order placed on the Bitstamp exchange early Friday morning, which triggered selling across other exchanges, Whether this order was a deliberate dump or a fat finger error remains to be seen.