Remember when there were 99 versions of mp3 players and everyone thought the path to adoption was larger hard drive space and better mp3 ripping tools and cheaper devices, when what was actually necessary was an expensive stupid-simple huge device that let the least technical people use an mp3-like format?
this is where crypto is right now. the community is too focused on concepts like wallets and generation 3 coins and decentralized whatever instead of organizing what can be done once a person holds coins.
where is the simple stupid marketplace? it doesn’t exist.
the idea of wallets and private keys are bullshit. think about how scary that is to a normal person. I’m sorry, that’s never going to happen! get your heads out of your github asses.
think about it like your points card at Target. how many points do you have? how do you spend them? isn’t that a pain in the ass? it’s bullshit
how do you get to the point where things are self-evident for normal folks?
designers. designers. designers.
where are the top User Interface and Usability designers?
Who is doing an ICO and stealing the best UI teams away? NOBODY
I can’t stand Jobs but he got one very important thing right: The user interface is the product.
Mainstream adoption starts when it stops requiring an explanation
parting thought: when a site adds a method to pay with bitcoin, that’s not “adoption”. that’s compatibility. adoption is when its added and there’s a ton of people using it because its way more useful and not a novelty. Despite my fluency in crypto I still feel like I have to power up a hamster wheel in the back of my mind even if there is a bitcoin checkout option, and that’s exactly the problem.