Must Read ‘Blockchain Nightmare’ Elaborates Upon Bitcoin’s Public Buy-In and Developer Pipeline
Blockchain technology has been heralded as one of the biggest success of the cryptocurrency revolution.
From successful settlement trials between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank to a purported blockchain-based database to tackle fake university degrees, many see a bright future for the technology even if they harbor more skepticism for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
However, several significant obstacles still remain in the way of further adoption. The first, according to Glenn Marien, has to do with education. Marien wrote how distributed ledgers can be a difficult and complex topic, especially more so for those who have no familiarity with traditional ledgers.
Even for those who become educated in blockchain enough to become programmers, having to adopt a rapidly-changing industry proves to be difficult.
Marien explained how coders run into the issue of specializing in one language and running the risk of becoming obsolete or deciding to branch out but still potentially not having enough deep skills to truly become successful.
According to him, part of the issue revolves around poor STEM education in the USA. He did point out how there is a growing number of coding-focused programs that are popping up alongside a large number of university courses focusing on the blockchain.
Despite some of the good work seen in the crypto and blockchain industry when it comes to education and promotion, Marien thinks more needs to be done.
He noted how the crypto community is still very insular despite a number of crypto-focused news media and pertinent books.
Marien argued for the creation of more ambassador programs, coin clubs, and various investment guides that could go the extra mile in spreading news and information to the outside.
He thinks these types of initiatives could go far since
“the steepest part of the climb is behind us”
when it comes to adoption.