//Cryptocurrency has changed my life for the positive, but I have one big issue with crypto which I believe is going to hold it back: you.

Cryptocurrency has changed my life for the positive, but I have one big issue with crypto which I believe is going to hold it back: you.

Hear me out. I’m not here to talk shit on cryptocurrency. It has given me a new purpose. It’s been fun to invest; it’s been fun to sit tight on this wild ride. I believe that it’s going to take over the world one day, but you people make me fucking despise the culture, and I firmly believe that mass adoption can only happen and benefit us/the world if we could only let go of what makes crypto so unique: its users.When I was first getting into crypto, I purchased a (very) small amount of Ethereum which, after a little research, traded it for Steller Lumens. I was excited, I was proud, and I wanted to talk about it with my friends. Naturally, even though they were excited for me, they were still secretive and didn’t really open up about some of the basics of what exactly I was doing. Crypto is complicated, and unless you get WAY too involved with how the actual technology works, you’re sort of shooting in the dark. After purchasing a book and reading up about it, I have a much deeper understanding, but it is still a very complicated technology.The truth is, Cryptocurrencies and the ideas that they represent aren’t accessible to the masses. WHY should grandpa joe put money into this technology? Cash is safer, and for some reason, when he asks a simple question like “what’s a good currency to look into?” he gets hit with WAVES of 20-somethings who know fucking EVERYTHING there is to know about how investments and the economy works, reprimanding him for not DYORing, as if he knows what that means.When people look at Crypto from the outside, it just looks like we’re celebrating “stocks for millenials”, especially when we run our mouths about lambos, HODLing, FUD, mooning, shilling, and people don’t understand that these coins are backed by companies who are building a PRODUCT and a means of purchasing goods and services. Who would want to be a part of a new trend that just seems like a bunch of cringey children patting each other’s dicks because we know some stupid inside lingo?On top of all of these goofy inside jokes that investors have, we tend to form cliques based on what we hold. “WTF are you doing holding XVG? BITCONNEEEEEEEEEECT!” “OMG!😭Can’t believe I won ! Thank you Walton team ! ❤️ keep doing the great work. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🚀🚀🚀” Now it appears as if, instead of taking our own ideas seriously, we’re more focused on putting each other down for our mistakes. How is that supposed to make this groundbreaking technology seem accessible to outsiders? We look like children, honestly. I haven’t even mentioned how little we talk about how hard it is to ACTUALLY manipulate this technology, even though somehow private keys SEEM so easy to decode (which they aren’t). People don’t want to be afraid of cyber-attacks. They hear about 51% attacks and Ponzi schemes, as well as simply losing private keys and not being able to access their own money. People don’t want to see the Suicide Prevention Hotline appear every time things drop. Are these crypto assholes killing themselves because they’re bad with money? This fear comes from a lack of understanding.ALL OF THIS CAN BE QUELLED BY EDUCATION AND CREATING A NEW, ACCEPTING CULTURE. Education, friendliness, enjoyment, excitement. Don’t exclude people because they don’t already know. We need to make the idea of crypto SIMPLE for people and give them the same excitement that crypto gave to us when we first started. We need to explain that THIS IS NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME. I think we need to remind ourselves that this is not a get rich quick scheme honestly. We can do this, but we have to change our attitudes and stop being so damn secretive, treating this gift of a technology as adults SHOULD treat this technology.TL;DR you’re all cringey assholes to each other and its scaring mass adoption away. Be nicer, be patient and educate newcomers. Crypto is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so stop treating it like it is.

Hear me out. I'm not here to talk shit on cryptocurrency. It has given me a new purpose. It's been fun to invest; it's been fun to sit tight on this wild ride. I believe that it's going to take over the world one day, but you people make me fucking despise the culture, and I firmly believe that mass adoption can only happen and benefit us/the world if we could only let go of what makes crypto so unique: its users.

When I was first getting into crypto, I purchased a (very) small amount of Ethereum which, after a little research, traded it for Steller Lumens. I was excited, I was proud, and I wanted to talk about it with my friends. Naturally, even though they were excited for me, they were still secretive and didn't really open up about some of the basics of what exactly I was doing. Crypto is complicated, and unless you get WAY too involved with how the actual technology works, you're sort of shooting in the dark. After purchasing a book and reading up about it, I have a much deeper understanding, but it is still a very complicated technology.

The truth is, Cryptocurrencies and the ideas that they represent aren't accessible to the masses. WHY should grandpa joe put money into this technology? Cash is safer, and for some reason, when he asks a simple question like "what's a good currency to look into?” he gets hit with WAVES of 20-somethings who know fucking EVERYTHING there is to know about how investments and the economy works, reprimanding him for not DYORing, as if he knows what that means.

When people look at Crypto from the outside, it just looks like we’re celebrating “stocks for millenials”, especially when we run our mouths about lambos, HODLing, FUD, mooning, shilling, and people don’t understand that these coins are backed by companies who are building a PRODUCT and a means of purchasing goods and services. Who would want to be a part of a new trend that just seems like a bunch of cringey children patting each other’s dicks because we know some stupid inside lingo?

On top of all of these goofy inside jokes that investors have, we tend to form cliques based on what we hold. “WTF are you doing holding XVG? BITCONNEEEEEEEEEECT!” “OMG!😭Can't believe I won ! Thank you Walton team ! ❤️ keep doing the great work. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🚀🚀🚀” Now it appears as if, instead of taking our own ideas seriously, we’re more focused on putting each other down for our mistakes. How is that supposed to make this groundbreaking technology seem accessible to outsiders? We look like children, honestly. I haven’t even mentioned how little we talk about how hard it is to ACTUALLY manipulate this technology, even though somehow private keys SEEM so easy to decode (which they aren’t). People don’t want to be afraid of cyber-attacks. They hear about 51% attacks and Ponzi schemes, as well as simply losing private keys and not being able to access their own money. People don’t want to see the Suicide Prevention Hotline appear every time things drop. Are these crypto assholes killing themselves because they’re bad with money? This fear comes from a lack of understanding.

ALL OF THIS CAN BE QUELLED BY EDUCATION AND CREATING A NEW, ACCEPTING CULTURE. Education, friendliness, enjoyment, excitement. Don’t exclude people because they don’t already know. We need to make the idea of crypto SIMPLE for people and give them the same excitement that crypto gave to us when we first started. We need to explain that THIS IS NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME. I think we need to remind ourselves that this is not a get rich quick scheme honestly. We can do this, but we have to change our attitudes and stop being so damn secretive, treating this gift of a technology as adults SHOULD treat this technology.

TL;DR you’re all cringey assholes to each other and its scaring mass adoption away. Be nicer, be patient and educate newcomers. Crypto is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so stop treating it like it is.