Most successful innovations start in the same way: you create something people want, and as sales increase, economies of scale produce cheaper production, fueling demand. For crypto, it’s not that simple. As the activity volume with jets such as Bitcoin and Ether increases, it becomes more lent and has to record and secure every transaction. Several attempts are being made to fix the problem, but all of them make the system more vulnerable to attackers or weaken the decentralized model essential to crypto’s appeal. This “Blockchain Trilemma” is one of the trickiest challenges facing the widespread adoption of crypto technology.