Bitcoin was the first successful cryptocurrency after it came online in 2009 as a "peer-to-peer electronic cash system." By allowing people to transact with one another directly, without a middleman, cryptocurrency is highly disruptive and anticipated to grow leaps and bounds in coming years.

As it stands, when you buy something or pay someone for a service, you might use a check, a credit card, or Pay Pal and that introduces a middleman that acts as a gatekeeper and charges a fee to facilitate your transaction.

They welcome people who are intellectually curious, wishing to discuss anything worthwhile.

The intimidating part of this is that these people aren't afraid to tell you that.

Especially when it comes to getting work done; they simply don't have the time for anything but actual substance.

While this is somewhat of a generalization, most strong-willed people are very educated, whether it be from a recognized institution or simply through years of research that they've conducted on their own.

Oftentimes, the hardship or obstacles that one has had to overcome has shaped their personality and character.

Sometimes they come off as rude or crass, but really it's just their independent ideology and mindset that rubs people the wrong way from time to time.

But there are a few traits and characteristics that seem to be inherent in all of them.

Here are five ways to tell if you have an intimidating personality: Intellectual conversation can be hard to come by, but strong personality types prefer it to the mundane banter that most people turn to in social settings.

Blockchain allows digital information to be sent but not copied, so it's extremely secure.

Don and Alex Tapscott, who wrote , said it's an "incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions." But it's not just transactions that can be recorded by blockchain tech.

Instead, it's recorded across a vast array of computers that store identical copies of the database.