Whether Bitcoin lives or dies it has had a tremendous impact on the condition of mankind. It has ushered in a new era of finance that will change the world forever.
Bitcoin did not die as expected. What I have learned is that the first mover advantage is stronger than I use to believe. Regardless I have been making a killing betting against Bitcoin in the form of alts.
I believe Bitcoin will not be the center piece of crypto in the long run. It will be crossed by another project which will cause massive swings in the prices of many coins as a result.