Popularity and followership are definitely not among the properties that qualify a given entity as a real cryptocurrency. Here are some examples of such entities that could be easily referred to as pyramid schemes.
In 2015 there has never been stronger sentiment around the potential for an altcoin to eclipse Bitcoin as the future ‘major’ cryptocurrency.2922
If only everything were available for purchase in Bitcoin. Oh, wait, it is.4418
While new digital currencies rise and fall, Bitcoin is floating on the crest of its own fame wave and governments proceed to research the subject.368