At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year’s resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018, as long as enough people were doing it. Last week was the fourteenth installment of my challenge. People seem to be more inquisitive again as the market appears to be going from bearish to bullish.
TRY TO SPEAK TO AS MANY PEOPLE ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCY AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN
Between work and my usual chats with Lyft drivers, I had no shortage of conversations about cryptocurrency this week. Here are a couple of the best.
- More of my friends’ employers are apparently considering adding blockchain technology in some form to their businesses – and it’s not just tech people anymore either. While I wasn’t able to learn too much from these conversations (NDAs and all that), I was excited to hear that my friends were engaging in the space more. In fact, a few of them have begun buying and selling cryptocurrencies (as mainly an investment vehicle at this point) more regularly now. My conversation at one dive bar ended up focusing on taxes, and just how horrible it was having to find every transaction to report gains or losses. Hopefully, my experience can help them next year.
- I had one of the most productive conversations about cryptocurrency with a Lyft driver not three nights ago. He was interested, but told me he found the subject a bit unapproachable. This is where all crypto-evangelists can thrive – be kind, be thorough, and help them ask the right questions. I was impressed that my driver was less interested in price. In fact, the volatility of it all seemed to put him off. I began explaining how crypto was different from the legacy financial system. This resonated with him deeply. To him, banks were always worthy of scrutiny, and the idea of sovereign wealth was deeply alluring. He promised me (though I didn’t make him) that he would look into it as soon as he dropped me at my destination.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT CRYPTO
I’ve been learning just how much of a crowd anything cryptocurrency-related can draw now, even when it costs a fair amount of money to attend. From meetups to full-on conferences, these events are becoming increasingly popular, to my amazement and glee. I’ll be excited to see just how many new faces there are at the next event I attend!
BE GENEROUS – GIVE AND USE YOUR COINS
Apart from various instances of tipping on Reddit, I’ve been making more Doge paper wallets to hand out to interested Lyft drivers, or even the ones who are just good enough sports to listen to my crypto-ramblings without giving me a demerit on my passenger score.
I’ll continue to look for more everyday, real-world use cases for my cryptocurrency.
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