Don't Let The Complexity of Crypto Scare You Away

It's just like math.

You started with learning the numbers and basic operations like addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.

With those 4 disciplines, you can generally solve any math problem.

Yes, they get more complex, but the basics are still there.

In crypto, it's the same thing.

Once you understand how bitcoin works, why it has value, how blockchains work, and how it all works together - you begin to understand other aspects of the crypto world because you can piece together knowledge you've gained from other places.

Once you understand the basics, you can begin to form your own perspectives and opinions based on your own knowledge and pattern recognition.

The workings of NFTs , smart contracts, and other DeFi/crypto related pieces are all based off the fundamentals.

Now, I'm not saying crypto is guaranteed to be the future of currency, but once you understand the impact it can have (and has had), the problems with the traditional system, and the possibilities it opens up, you can't unsee it. It's like that picture of Tom Cruise's teeth.

But the learning curve is fairly steep and it's hard to find trusted resources to learn from - which is why I plan to start curating and creating relevant, contextual content around crypto and DeFi from time to time.

We don't need more "few understand this" or "have fun staying poor".

We need more patience and more empathetic educators.

Essay #91

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