My point is there are plenty of legal ways that you could have obtained some cryptocurrency with no way to prove origin especially with privacy coins where the blockchain isnt able to be crawled to trace transactions to their origin
When people start thinking who own these cryptocurrency at first, the answer is no. When gold start to exchange for food, it is because gold is using manpower to mining and gold can be used to build other
If we need cryptocurrency to exchange, the tech is very important of course but we also make people believe the cryptocurrency is built from very vule things althought cryptocurrency can not be used to build another commodity.
It wasnt overnight, but I would say that the main reason was the fact that there is natural distrust to the governments of the world. They have too much power in say what money is and what it is not. Message that Satoshi placed in the genesis block resonates with a lot of us, does it not? I was conscious adult back in 2008. With cryptocurrency we take that power away from the few people and try to spread it around among all of us, at least in theory. There is no central bank that decides how much you worth and what your living standard should be. So, I may be skeptical about btc or monero, as it may fail. Win or fail, it may pave the way for others. So I'd say I'm still a skeptic about a particular coin, but firm believer in the cryptocurrency
you dont have to follow ideology blindly, but you have to realize that the whole idea of cryptocurrency has an ideologic origin, it is to take back the individual monetary sovereignity that was lost in the last two hundred years.. and some would argue even more time than that has passed
Also, "smart contracts" is literally the biggest buzzword in the cryptocurrency space. Who cares about smart contracts. Solve the oracle problem, then smart contracts become interesting. Until then, Crypto Kitties is literally the best usecase for them, as dumb as that is.
Cryptocurrency is like supercars. Looks great on paper but no drivers to take it from point A to B. All we do is buy and sell these supercars based on their value on paper or demand of the buyer. We need proper drivers to make these cars functional and be driven with purpose, whether its simple cruise or drag race. Till then they are just toys.
I know some digital artists who were "deplatformed" recently, but they consider cryptocurrency to be "too difficult" to set up to accept as form of donation or commission payment.Dunno how to help them solve this one.