The biggest technical hurdle to Bitcoin adoption. User interfaces, generational change, understanding how money and specifically network-based currency works. Some people will never be comfortable with this form of money, but for many people under 30 who belong to an online connected society, doing money on the internet seems obvious. In some places, Bitcoin is being adopted quite rapidly, protecting their savings against crises.

This is part of a talk which took place on June 6th 2017 at a joint meet-up with Blockchain Professionals, BitcoinSYD and SydEthereum in Sydney, Australia:

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How long until mainstream adoption? –
What are challenges to achieving mass-adoption? –
Design for the disabled & disempowered –
Are there opportunities for UX designers in Bitcoin? –
Why mainstream adoption will be neither gradual nor radical –
The revolution in trust –
Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear –
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need –
How will Bitcoin be adopted by developing markets? –
Unstoppable code –
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects –
Irreversibility and consumer protection –
Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection –
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela –
Open source as cross-pollination & consensus through collaboration –

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.




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