Plain and simple, cryptocurrencies are not--and never will be--stocks. Unlike stocks, buying cryptocurrencies does not mean you are a "shareholder" or own any part of that project. You are simply an investor who owns a currency. Currencies are used as means of exchange; stocks--while bought and sold on a market like cryptocurrencies--are not. While both investment vehicles, cryptocurrencies and stocks serve two entirely different sets of purposes. Let's break down the barriers and stop referring to crypto in stock terms.
The following article provides an interesting commentary on this subject:
"Investing in stock drives the production of better goods and services, but currency isn’t a commodity which will depreciate due to the nature of its own decay. It’s not a service which could lose its public appeal in a few years. Intellectual property is a closer metaphor, but a dollar will still never hold intrinsic value, ironically, unless it is one day viewed as an antique."