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There is a lot of talk in the crypto world about mass adoption. But what does this mean? And how can we achieve this? Lots of products are being created in the crypto space from DeFi protocols to the NFT markets, and now there is a move towards off-the-shelf Web3 browsers. Moreover, cryptocurrency predictions data It states that the number of cryptocurrency users will reach 350 million by 2027.
This big increase will only happen if we see mass education on crypto, blockchain, and Web3 technologies. How can this be done?
Most of the experienced cryptocurrency users who participate in the market are already familiar with it and use their knowledge to create solutions that facilitate the trading operations of others. However, these users are almost in a bubble surrounded by people with the same level of understanding.
If you’ve ever spent any time in the crypto world, you’ve probably realized that even within a community of less experienced crypto enthusiasts, there is a lack of effort to self-educate despite the availability of resources such as FAQs, beginner’s guides, and other forms of content.
The problem is that the average person doesn’t even know where to start when it comes to learning to code. They are afraid of technical terms and do not have time to examine all the information.
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Lessons from TradeFi
The world as we know it is cyclical, and the cryptocurrency industry does not exist in a vacuum. We can learn from TradFi’s successes and failures to better understand how to achieve mass crypto adoption.
Since its first appearance 200 years ago, the traditional finance market has evolved into an essential part of our daily lives thanks to the process of education. Education at TradFi gave audiences an explanation of how the system works in simple terms, increasing understanding and increasing adoption.
The TradFi education system goes back to early childhood when children learn to participate in TradFi through play. They learn the value of money and how to save. This is followed by formal education in schools where children study various financial concepts such as budget, loans and investments. But there is no such thing for cryptocurrencies yet.
There is a need to raise a generation that is comfortable and familiar with cryptocurrency. Many cipher-educated American parents They are already investing About $766 in extracurricular coding education for their children.
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Companies and schools are jumping on the coding train
Additionally, some companies have already started investing in educational tools and resources to help people understand cryptography. For example, Binance and Coinbase have “Learn” sections on their websites to help users learn about different cryptocurrencies and even earn crypto rewards.
Withall, best universities, such as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Oxford have begun to integrate blockchain and crypto courses into their curricula. Despite the positive trend, many cryptocurrency related programs only teach the basics with an emphasis on financial literacy. Unless students learn how technology works, they will not become crypto citizens, be employed by market players after graduation, or develop the skills most in demand in the sector.
There are also “anti” cases like that of El Salvador, which became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender. And it was only in 2022 that “My First Bitcoin” appeared. a program To educate children and adults about cryptocurrency. The Salvadoran government should have started this educational program much earlier.
The same can be said of the UK, where the country’s digital minister is looking to make the nation “coding center“While nearly half young In the country I don’t know how cryptocurrency works. Compounding the contradiction is the fact that more than Half (56%) of young people in the UK willing to invest in cryptocurrency in the future, yet 60% more You believe that there is insufficient information available regarding learning about digital assets.
An arms race to adopt encryption
As it seems, countries around the world are in a crypto arms race to be the first to achieve mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. However, no one thinks about how people understand and use cryptocurrencies in their daily lives.
It is not enough to have just a few companies investing in educational tools and resources. There should be a coordinated effort by all crypto organizations to explain the concepts of digital assets in simple terms so that everyone can understand them. True mass crypto adoption can only be achieved when the population adequately understands the industry.
At first, as a crypto entrepreneur, you might think that creating a quality product is enough. But this is wrong. People using your platform need proper training around it first.
The responsibility of the cryptocurrency industry to lead the initiative
As the world of cryptocurrency expands, so does the scope and palette of financial instruments. So every socially responsible company must think beyond its product or service and consider its impact on the public good.
It is the responsibility of CEOs and founders to learn from TradFi’s history and to think about coding education and how to make it accessible to everyone from an early age, thus ensuring its future growth and adoption.
After all, to have a mature crypto community in the next five to ten years, we need to pass on knowledge about blockchain to the next generation, the original users of the technology of the future.
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