Crypto is still relatively in its infancy; I would say now its a toddler & the mainstream has begun to adopt its core central principles. They do not really understand the specifics but they know what it is -- which (if i had to make an analogy, would put us on a timeline circa social media in the late 1990's or smartphones in the early 2000's.) my point begin:
- MCO is going to be a huge factor in mass integration (when it happens -- and not if; i've been a staunch permabull since the summer of 2014, back when everybody and their mother thought the bubble would burst: i didn't listen to Buffet's nonsense or Jordan Belfast's criminal dumbass opinions because I know that while one is a pump & dump loser & the other is the King of Wall ST (not to mention my idol) I also know that Warren doesn't even carry a smartphone.
So needless to say; Buffet doesn't understand tech. This is where having the unique polarized education in tech/finance/cybersecurity intertwined (to create blockchain tech) becomes such a limited and highly sought after skillset.
These fields have absolutely nothing to do with each other; one being finance/currency/global markets, one being a digital payment intangible processor, one being an open sourced P2P next gen encryption system that gives power to the people; literally allowing users to be their own bank. If anyone asks you "what is btc/blockchain" this is the simplest and most effective way you should explain it to them (as they will probably tune you out if you try to explain the specifics with human beings having a 6-second attention span according to a socioeconomic dissertation by a now Standford neurologist whom I met with several times to discuss consumer based sociology, behavioral science, market psych etc.) and so the problem with the shitty interviewers asking Buffet for his opinion on BTC is that they are asking the wrong question....they should be asking for his opinion on Blockchain.
Bitcion is nothing more than paypal without blockchain which is the underlying core foundation.
Someone should've said to Buffet (in that interview) that BTC/Blockchain allows you to send $1.00 to a starving random child in North Korea at 1:00AM on Christmas Day with nominal fees & an avg . 30 min transaction (30 seconds with LN; but I digress)
Try that with Western Union, or JPMORGAN or your local bank and see how that goes.
This has been the problem with educators. Now being a tech geek & being a finance wizard is hard enough. That's already asking for a lot. The reason I'm (confident, not cocky; usually very modest & self-aware) of who I am is because I have another polarized skillset: being an avid conversationalist who is amiable, sociable, & not a robot like Zuckerberg/Dorsey, not a fatcat like the Koch Brothers/Peter Schiff (no offense! love you Pete) my point is:
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10% of milennials now own bitcoin. There is a severe DROUGHT in serious blockchain education (due to a lack of quality educators) && people like me are doing what we can with the resources we have to spread awareness, but I am no "influencer" so without a microphone in a field of shouting voices, its hard to get folks to hear me.
I"m making a proposal (I will tweet/post about this more later this week):
This weekend (7/13/19 - Friday 9:30-10:30PM start TBD) I am going to rent a venue at either Empire Hotel or contact the branch manager at TransAmerica Financial (with whom I'm partnered with on a subsidiary; as seen on my card) and secure an informal/formal setting for what will be a college-oriented, free* evening with one sole intention:
To gather folks & turn them onto NYC blockchain center. To give them a crash course in a way that's not gibberish and in a way that's enticing; to appeal to all demographics.
Whether you're a 16 year old girl from the midwest, a 13 year old teen from Compton, or a 58 year old mid-life crisis cog whose been miserable at X company for Y years and is looking to make a complete 180 with Z decision.
Now I"m not going to pretend I"m Mother Theresa. Of course there's an incentive; though its not monetary (not that night atleast) as the sole purporse will be a mixer where we will just chill - mingle - chat - and I will give a brief rundown on a 2-week immersive crash course me and Mrs. Chen (TransAmerica Financial) on 59 E Broadway are teaching: the course comes with props / utilities to help explain each 3 hour lecture in the 10 days you'll undergo it.
The intended purpose is to meet a few members of the community, and this should not be attended by anyone who is already familiar/educated with bitcoin or blockchain. So aka:
The idea is to get all those people who are still asking "wtf is bitcoin and how does it work" to walk into the venue that evening wondering that question and to walk out with a few more friends, a few nice drinks, some good convo, and a firm understanding that will leave you dumbfounded as you are sitting there thinking "why didn't someone just say that?" as I will be the person who will "just say that" and by that I mean the most simplified yet fully blanketed ins and outs of blockchain/cryptocurrencies, the future/direction of them in the wolrd & how/why they should get involved.
I will Post RSVP tickets on Eventbrite by Wednesday (stay tuned to my twitter for updates) and of course the event is free: if you RSVP within the next 48 than 50% off the premium ticket: which will be $49.99 (which is the same as the free/regular, except open bar, unlimited drinks on me so have a blast & additional info kits / a cold storage hard wallet (basic coolwallet S) to get you started) as well as an invitation to the entrance exam:
You'll see a lot of crash courses for blockchain/bitcoin education on eventbrite/meetup/etc. But t