What Was Your First Encounter With Bitcoin or Crypto ?
I just got off a call with some crypto company that is entering our local crypto market here and we discussed many things.
Among the things we discussed that I have always had in mind was what kind of information would have made you join the crypto space instantly.
In the call, we were asked how we can bring more people into the crypto space and use their exchange.
I have been in the crypto space for close to 4 years now and have learned a lot along the way.
I am always met with the challenge of introducing new people into space and my greatest challenge has always been sieving the right info to give these people!
As we grow further in crypto education we start assuming that everyone we talk to must be knowing some things about crypto.
I know we are all guilty of throwing around crypto jargon when talking to newbies, jargons like decentralization, maximum supply, peer to peer, unbanked, moon and the rest!
We always throw these words around without explaining further what they mean, just because we know what maximum supply or decentralization is, does not mean that even normies comprehend.
So what do you wish to have been told first about crypto or bitcoin that could have made you invest straightway?
I know we all got into crypto in different ways, but there is always that first time for everything.
I got to first know about crypto(bitcoin) in early 2017 through a WhatsApp group I was a member of.
The info wasn't so clear as it looked like a pyramid scheme to me.
The way bitcoin was explained to me looked suspicious! Let me explain further what I mean.
Bitcoin as an independent entity was not much talked about, but what dominated the group discussion was how to invest in it.
Remember I was a new naive normie who did not get time to read about Bitcoin so I was supposed to trust these people.
The biggest problem came when they explained that to invest we had to pool money and send them to one person and the money was supposed to be doubling or something like that!!!
Before this encounter, I had read similar cases of how people are scammed in this similar or particular way!
Remember we were not told of how to open wallets or individually own bitcoin, the only way was through these group admins.
So what was your first encounter with Bitcoin?
Did this first encounter influence your decision, did it play a role in making your investment right away or delay??
This first encounter did not make my research or invest in Bitcoin until I had a second encounter on Facebook.
I got to know more about crypto after bumping on a post by @grantcardone on Facebook where he stated that there's this new website that says that it pays you for posting content!
He ended his post by saying that he also signed up, if you want you can also check it out.
Being the enterprising person I am, I clicked on the link he shared and signed up straight away.
The website he was talking about was our old blockchain, I did sign up and got approved almost instantly.
I thank all the people who kept on talking about Bitcoin and crypto on the old blockchain.
So if I go back to my first paragraphs, what kind of info should we tell the new people we meet that will increase their likelihood of investing in Bitcoin or generally crypto??
What can we tell these new people that can help them make decisions instantly, whereby they do not need a second, third or nth encounter to make their first crypto investment?
I will be glad if someone gives me a summary of what I can tell to these new people or what do you wish o have been told first about Bitcoin?
What key points about bitcoin or crypto would you recommend me or any other person promoting crypto adoption?
Let us get those recommendations rolling in the comments section.
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