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May 13, 2018, 01:34:23 PM
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I agree with some of the reasons but not all of them like difficulties in spending you could easily use a bitcoin debit card.  These two reason learning curve and poorly understood should be together it looks unnecessary to see them listed as different reasons.Imo cryptocurrencies still needs time before it becomes mainstream.

Crypto hasn't gone mainstream yet simply because most governments don't allow it. Most of your points are valid but not major. These are just some of the difficulties crypto users need to deal with. But when it comes to mainstreaming, these reasons have very little influence (except #4).
This is not true there's more countries that accept Bitcoin than countries that banned Bitcoin.


One more thing.
Cryptocurrency is less safety compared to any other invesments.
That's why people not brave enough to invest some of their money to crypto.
While the people who already involved, get much profits.
It depends on which crypto you're investing on because not all crypto are volatile.

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May 13, 2018, 02:37:01 PM
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it's not like easily accessible so it's why

How is it not easily accessible? Signing up for an exchange is ridiculously simple, and they walk you through the entire process of buying, and even keeping, coins. They're typically very user friendly too, so complete newbies will at least be able to send/receive coins with little problems. I know people shouldn't be relying too much on exchanges, but they serve as a perfect gateway in my opinion.

That being said, pretty much everything the OP mentioned could very well be a factor. If the problem was so simple that we could easily point it out, people would have already come up with a good solution.

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May 13, 2018, 02:41:51 PM
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I see 5 main reasons that block options for cryptos: they are volatile, they are complicated, there are too many of them, there are not many real life applications except trading, bad reputation (darknet, landering, etx.). They have to prove to be stable and useful first
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May 13, 2018, 05:32:53 PM
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I think the countries are being responsible for this because many countries have banned the advertisements of crypto currencies. People are more interested about online shopping, online gaming and other online stuffs. So, if they the online orgazations start trasacting with bitcoin, they will get more customers from the other countries more as transation will become very easy to do and people wil also get to know about bitcoin.
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May 14, 2018, 01:36:36 PM
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I totally agree with you . You have pointed out the reasons so beautifully that you really deserve a thumbs up. What I can add to it is I think another reason of its being not so popular is that it is banned in many countries and its advertisement are too banned in many socia sites making it unpopular to the mass.
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May 15, 2018, 01:28:19 PM
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I don’t think its difficulties spending because it’s easy to spend. Bitcoin user knows where to spend and it’s not poor understanding it’s up to you how you understand. In the matter of volatility is completely wrong people trust this system. It’s true that in some country there are some restrictions but most of the country using this currency. Based on 10 major problems there is something right or wrong because everything has pros and cons.
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May 15, 2018, 01:59:28 PM
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1. The emotional quotient has still not developed for Bitcoin. There have to be as many retail usage case studies where Bitcoin helped people all around the world. Gold and Diamond has been marketed on emotional parameters and store of value

2. There is still a large population which beliefs in the physical presence of material for investment. Our mind has been tuned like this for years. So this can be changed over a period of time through marketing positive influence in the minds, not just talking about the monetary value. That's why people are not able to connect still

3. Governments are indecisive and not sure what to do with this moving forward. Basically, they have not done their homework for the last 9-10 years.

4. Banks are the most threatened, rather than finding a progressive way to exist, they want to kick this out without even knowing how it can help them. They are scared and creating FUD around.

5. The retail and corporate usage needs to increase. A lot of investors are watching closely on the stance governments are going to take. Once a sweet spot arrives, they will jump in. They are still not ready to take the risk.

6. A lot of us are not sure whether to support the technology (which is the main thing) or to just take them as the coins (which are traded). People are not bothered about the technology still (probably).

7. The whole crypto technology is evolving, needs to see more use cases








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May 19, 2018, 01:05:37 PM
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I agree with some of the reasons but not all of them like difficulties in spending you could easily use a bitcoin debit card.  These two reason learning curve and poorly understood should be together it looks unnecessary to see them listed as different reasons.Imo cryptocurrencies still needs time before it becomes mainstream.

Crypto hasn't gone mainstream yet simply because most governments don't allow it. Most of your points are valid but not major. These are just some of the difficulties crypto users need to deal with. But when it comes to mainstreaming, these reasons have very little influence (except #4).
This is not true there's more countries that accept Bitcoin than countries that banned Bitcoin.

You are partly correct. But the topic is about crypto going mainstream. You are correct when you said that it is accepted in more countries. But only by the minority. Mainstream means being included or accepted by the  group that includes most people. And we are aware that only a very small percentage of a country's population knows and uses Bitcoin. This fact alone implies that Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency is still far from going mainstream.

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Why Crypto Hasn't Gone Mainstream Yet

After a decade of trading and a market cap in hundreds of millions, it?s not yet clear ? will cryptocurrencies like Bit[Suspicious link removed]ver to the mainstream use?

One factor that could make or break a cryptocurrency is the ability to outgrow its FinTech image and put on some real economy clothes. It depends on consumers who decide whether or not to adopt cryptocurrencies as a payment method. Sadly, they are still vague when it comes trading fiat money for the cryptocurrency.

Also, some high-profile people are pessimistic on this idea of cryptocurrencies. A Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller (no pun intended) compared cryptocurrency with the Dutch tulip mania. On the other hand, Myron Scholes, another Nobel laureate, is taking part in the development of a low-volatility cryptocurrency Saga (SGA).

So, why cryptocurrencies aren?t mainstream yet?

1. Difficulties Spending
2. Poorly Understood
3. Volatility!
4. Legalities and other Regulations
5. Illegal Activities
6. Bitconnect!
7. Unregulated
8. Not a Commodity, not a Currency
9. Media Influence
10. Learning Curve

These are just the main outlines.

If interested, you can find the full article where each point is commented in detail here:
http://tokenlion.net/blog/post/117/10-reasons-why-cryptocurrency-isnt-mainstream-yet

What is your opinion on this? What are the reasons YOU think Cryptocurrency is not mainstream? If you had any crazy stories with crypto, let's hear it!
I guess the article had defined "mainstream" differently; when I say "mainstream" I don't refer to how accepted it is or how many sheep are using it, it's called "mainstream" simply because it has already made it's way out of the underground.

I therefore conclude that cryptocurrency is already in the surface of mainstream because you can see it on facebook and even on tv.

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May 20, 2018, 02:07:14 PM
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Why Crypto Hasn't Gone Mainstream Yet

After a decade of trading and a market cap in hundreds of millions, it?s not yet clear ? will cryptocurrencies like Bit[Suspicious link removed]ver to the mainstream use?

One factor that could make or break a cryptocurrency is the ability to outgrow its FinTech image and put on some real economy clothes. It depends on consumers who decide whether or not to adopt cryptocurrencies as a payment method. Sadly, they are still vague when it comes trading fiat money for the cryptocurrency.

Also, some high-profile people are pessimistic on this idea of cryptocurrencies. A Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller (no pun intended) compared cryptocurrency with the Dutch tulip mania. On the other hand, Myron Scholes, another Nobel laureate, is taking part in the development of a low-volatility cryptocurrency Saga (SGA).

So, why cryptocurrencies aren?t mainstream yet?

1. Difficulties Spending
2. Poorly Understood
3. Volatility!
4. Legalities and other Regulations
5. Illegal Activities
6. Bitconnect!
7. Unregulated
8. Not a Commodity, not a Currency
9. Media Influence
10. Learning Curve

These are just the main outlines.

If interested, you can find the full article where each point is commented in detail here:
http://tokenlion.net/blog/post/117/10-reasons-why-cryptocurrency-isnt-mainstream-yet

What is your opinion on this? What are the reasons YOU think Cryptocurrency is not mainstream? If you had any crazy stories with crypto, let's hear it!
I guess the article had defined "mainstream" differently; when I say "mainstream" I don't refer to how accepted it is or how many sheep are using it, it's called "mainstream" simply because it has already made it's way out of the underground.

I therefore conclude that cryptocurrency is already in the surface of mainstream because you can see it on facebook and even on tv.

True, it might be "mainstream" in that way (Facebook, TV, News) but it's not really mainstream in the financial spectrum. And I believe that crypto has a long way to go through the hurdles of regulations, acceptance and avoid bans in some countries. We're getting there!
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May 20, 2018, 05:53:11 PM
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Crypto is hard to spend and Liquidity in crypto markets is shaky. Crypto is too volatile. Cryptocurrencies are too abstract

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May 20, 2018, 06:31:53 PM
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Crypto is hard to spend and Liquidity in crypto markets is shaky. Crypto is too volatile. Cryptocurrencies are too abstract


Most people don't really understand the currency and they don't seem to care and others really don't trust the currency because they feel that they can really lose their money when they invest and this is because of what they listen to in the media.



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May 20, 2018, 10:52:49 PM
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Why Crypto Hasn't Gone Mainstream Yet

After a decade of trading and a market cap in hundreds of millions, it?s not yet clear ? will cryptocurrencies like Bit[Suspicious link removed]ver to the mainstream use?

One factor that could make or break a cryptocurrency is the ability to outgrow its FinTech image and put on some real economy clothes. It depends on consumers who decide whether or not to adopt cryptocurrencies as a payment method. Sadly, they are still vague when it comes trading fiat money for the cryptocurrency.

Also, some high-profile people are pessimistic on this idea of cryptocurrencies. A Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller (no pun intended) compared cryptocurrency with the Dutch tulip mania. On the other hand, Myron Scholes, another Nobel laureate, is taking part in the development of a low-volatility cryptocurrency Saga (SGA).

So, why cryptocurrencies aren?t mainstream yet?

1. Difficulties Spending
2. Poorly Understood
3. Volatility!
4. Legalities and other Regulations
5. Illegal Activities
6. Bitconnect!
7. Unregulated
8. Not a Commodity, not a Currency
9. Media Influence
10. Learning Curve

These are just the main outlines.

If interested, you can find the full article where each point is commented in detail here:
http://tokenlion.net/blog/post/117/10-reasons-why-cryptocurrency-isnt-mainstream-yet

What is your opinion on this? What are the reasons YOU think Cryptocurrency is not mainstream? If you had any crazy stories with crypto, let's hear it!


You are absolutely right and even if I do not want to agree with it, there is just no way to deny this fact. Because even if I am such a big supporter of this industry, I cannot ignore all the flaws it has nor think that people should. In fact, I think that people should really consider these flaws and find ways to eliminate them or at least reduce them. I believe there are projects out there that are making some good solutions. I wish there will be more of them.

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May 21, 2018, 07:04:55 AM
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We reached mainstream actually but in just a short period of time and we are back to the small world that we are used to. It was december when bitcoin's exposure was so high but it did not last long because many people realized that it is not yet a complete working product.

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May 21, 2018, 07:07:47 AM
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That illegal activities thing is completely illogical. Illegal activities had been happening in the past when there were no bitcoins and will continue in future as well.
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May 25, 2018, 01:51:26 PM
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Crypto currency will not become mainstream until America recognizes it as the official currency)
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May 31, 2018, 04:36:40 AM
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 The reasons being illiteracy; poverty etc in many countries.  We can not expect that an illiterate man can use crypto currency because he does not know how to operate internet on the mobile.
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May 31, 2018, 05:48:11 AM
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the only major reason that is keeping bitcoin back from everything has always been FUD in my opinion. there is a lot of lies, misinformation, exaggeration, false scary stuff online and generally in the media. and when people are constantly exposed to negativity they  are going to be programmed to be negative towards bitcoin. and we all love FUD because it helps us make money by buying the dips so we are also to blame.
we have seen this last year with evidence that whenever some big undeniable proof against these FUDs come out the adoption explodes to the moon. and this was Japan adopting bitcoin as a legal way of payment or a legal currency.

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June 02, 2018, 07:47:47 PM
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First of all, Crypto is hard to spend and Liquidity in crypto markets is shaky
Then  Crypto is too volatile. Furthermore, Cryptocurrencies are too abstract and unreal nowadays.
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June 28, 2018, 11:48:56 PM
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if we get more ways to invest cryptocurrencies then we would be able to engage more people. we have to let out family and friends about it then their understanding will be clear towards it. and those people and media spread fads about crypto we have to be aware of those.
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