Mr Hutchins compared the cryptocurrency battle to the beginning of the internet.
Referring to the original commercial websites online, he said: “You want to Google – you don’t want to be Pets.Com.”
Asked on how to know which digital currency will be the “right answer” to the market, he said: “It’s difficult.
“The price is a distraction – rather you should focus on the means of exchange. It’s a very small nascent property that has potential to be transformative.”
“Bitcoin could be the wrong solution – and other tokens like ethereum or Ripple could end up being the right answer.
“Can you take that technology and use it as a solution for an important customer problem? That’s the question investors need to monitor.”
The investor added: “I just really think people are missing the point. They should be talking about the companies.
“It’s the biggest opportunity I’ve seen because the two most important things are business information and value.
“We can now move information around the world at the speed of light at no cost. Why can’t we do that with value in the future?”