Cryptocurrencies often use smart technological solutions to enhance blockchain technology, but that might not be enough to create real currency. Blockchain forces specific design, which implicitly causes all systems based on it to have similar properties. In this blog post, we take a closer look at these properties, discuss if they are pushing us in the right direction and what that right direction is. If those properties are not what we are looking for, how can we change them? What changes in the core design would that require? Find out from this article!