Using the internet and sending email in the 1990’s was complicated. It’s easier to send bitcoin even though we’re still in early stages of development. | Credit: (i) Reuters; (ii) AFP; Edited by CCN
Critics of the No. 1 cryptocurrency always harp about the degree of difficulty in using bitcoin. For instance, user imteaz of Bitcointalk believes that the cryptocurrency is too complicated for the average Joe. The user mentions the need to purchase the digital asset from various websites. On top of that, the person finds the desktop wallet hard to use. Even though the post is dated, not much has changed.
It’s true that at its current iteration, an average person may find it challenging to buy and use bitcoin for daily transactions. However, purchasing and storing bitcoin today is definitely easier than sending an email in the early days of the internet.
One of the biggest flaws of crypto is that it is so difficult to explain quickly to a lay person. When people ask me to explain Bitcoin to them I know it’s going to take at least an hour before they really understand it.
— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) September 8, 2019
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Back in the day, people used to send letters and other documents via snail mail. As we all know, recipients had to wait for days or sometimes even weeks to receive their mail. Eventually, the email was introduced to the general public and it became an instant sensation.
However, people had to learn how to use the computer, the modem, and the internet to send an email in the early 1990s. There was a learning curve involved to go from writing letters by hand to using an electronic machine to send an email.