Security and Control over accounts and funds:
No one can access your funds unless you let them, intentionally, or unintentionally. With the power to be independent from 3rd parties, comes the responsibility to protect what belongs to you.
Can interact with people directly:
With BitShares it becomes possible to interact with people directly without needing to go through a middleman. Hence, BitShares is a platform of free speech that implements a payment platform and exchange for digital goods.
Transactions in BitShares are verified and irrevocable in only a few seconds time.
Decisions that can effect the BitShares ecosystem are made using a on-chain committee voted upon by shareholders. Hence, no single entity can change the deal retroactively.
Protocol upgrades (formerly known as hard forks) can be implemented and executed to improve the BitShares business over time and allow to react on.
For the Investor
Become BTS Holder:
If you buy BTS either from a partner exchange or from the DEX, you become a BTS Holder of the BitShares decentralized business and as such can take a cut of its profits and participate in votes for future directions.
Vote for expenses of the business and hire workers to do important tasks for BitShares.
Participate in political decisions by voting for committee members that represent your views!
Improve the technology, integrate new features and adept legal and regulative changes by voting for upgrades.
Decision making for a profit:
Take part in decision finding about fair pricing models for transaction fees to a) increase growth and b) make BitShares profitable for its shareholders