And yet NEO still maintains an ~$8B valuation despite proof that it's not even fault tolerant to a single consensus node failing, much less tolerant to Byzantine actors... not sure if the market is irrational or just ignorant.
IOTA is amazingly bad. I find it hard to believe it's valued at billions of dollars. I guess they have great marketing or something. I never got into it because I looked at their Java reference implementation and found it to be a mess.
When humans change the way we think about the world we are able to invent more powerful types of organizations. Bitcoin is a breakthrough in self organization - now the rest of the world just needs to update its mental models to take advantage of it.