Since their inception, all cryptocurrencies have faced two particular challenges above all others. The first is primarily a technical issue while the other is economic. These issues are scalability and funding. Scalability, of course, has been at the center of the acrimonious debate within the Bitcoin community in recent years. Various technical solutions have been recommended, none of them a “silver bullet” to solve the blockchain’s inherent scaling issues. But the other major challenge—funding—has received less attention, though it is perhaps a greater problem. For a cryptocurrency project to be successful, it must fund the developers and maintainers of the project, but how?