Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'm going to work on it more this evening and see what I can come up with. I agree I need a better background. I'll see whatelse I can incorporate, you've got great points.
As for the charts, I agree they are overload. with only 15 seconds per slide, I plan on only talking about the Bitcoin features, and just letting the audience take in the other fields as they read them, I don't plan to cover everything.
I have a personal interest in promoting the Potomac as well, although it is not the focus of this presentation. However, I expect there will be people in the audience who will be more interested in thh Potomac and I want them to know that it exists. I believe that by including it in these slides offers the idea that there is a lot of change happening in the currencies that we use, and each one adds validity to the other by including them both for this particular audience I'm speaking to.
From the slides it looks like the Potomac is a paper currency temporarily pegged to the dollar that you can get at a discount? Is there any more to it? Is there a person or group who promises to exchange back to dollars or is it somehow valuable to people without this guarantee?
The security issues slide is inconsistent. Saying the same thing different ways is great in fiction, bad in technical prose and terrible in a chart. Pick "No" or "Nope" don't switch.
On the same chart under theft you talk about recourse for everything but the Potomac, but for it you say "Easy to do, but unlikely" shouldn't it read "No recourse" according to the pattern of info you've been putting in. If you really want to keep this I think it needs to be separated into "Easy of theft" and "Recourse after theft". All in all it's an absolute info overload and most people won't focus on what you want them to, but instead think "I only paid $25 for my canceled check" or "I'd rather be phishing right now"
All the charts though confuse the issue that bitcoin is a different currency and a different payment method. It wouldn't be fair to bitcoin to talk about bitcoinmail's silly policy of keeping money not claimed in two weeks and putting that on your chart. Likewise it isn't fair to compare bitcoin's no chargebacks to some services people buy specifically because they allow chargebacks when a bitcoin chargeback service could very well exist soon.
Different subject. If you are going to flash up three widows of bitcoin stuff for 15 seconds at least make the main window sit in the exact same place on each slide so people don't have to 'reprocess' it and it is very clear that someone clicked a button and a new window come up, not a whole different thing. I know bitcoin is simple, but when multiple windows open and move and have 32 digit addresses on them anything you can do to make it look as simple as it is is good. I know this means the first window won't fill the whole screen, that's okay. It won't on their monitor at home either. Minor thing, but I think it will help.
Vulnerabilities need elaborated on. Without doing that Bitcoin sounds like trash.
Bittorrent is thriving and it almost exclusively used to do things that have been illegal for decades. And this is without monetary incentive to the peers like there is in bitcoin. Do not imply that some dictate from Senators can stop Bitcoin and leave it at that.
If 99% of nodes decide to keep generation at 50BTC/block it won't affect those who keep the original rules. You won't be bale to fool them. This is true of other types of rule changes too, like altering difficulty or something. Correct rule following nodes will reject all bad tx and keep doing their own thing. 50% applies to rewriting history mainly. If you want to keep this one I would say it like "An attacker who can match the power entire network can "unspend" his own coins."
Bitcoin will scale well. "Too much milk will kill you" How much? "Enough to kill you" It's pretty meaningless. But by saying it you imply that there is some point where it breaks. Sure there will come a point where a computer from 2007 using 2010 internet won't be able to get transactions fast enough to be useful, but that doesn't matter. There are incentives in place that ensure people will solve the problem.
I think blaming a currency for the distribution of wealth is ridiculous, but I know a lot of people might think that way. I think it's like blaming paper for what is written on it. Money is for keeping track of who has provided goods and services in the past and it entitled to similar in the future. If you don't like what that implies then you have a problem with money not this particular money.
If you talk about "nefarious activity" maybe make a joke like "But that hasn't been a problem for the dollar"
"Other" seems like filler. Just don't claim your list is comprehensive.
I know that's a lot. Let me know if you want me to do more or if I'm just being a drag.