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January 26, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
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Core dev work is *almost* orthogonal to making it go "mainstream".  

It's like arguing TCP/IP developers aren't doing enough to make Facebook go viral.

You want Core devs to make sure the core consensus mechanism is humming along. Almost nothing else. 

edit: The blockchain is to give a partial ordering off data published. Nothing else. It's not magic.
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January 26, 2015, 09:04:58 PM
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Core dev work is *almost* orthogonal to making it go "mainstream".  

It's like arguing TCP/IP developers aren't doing enough to make Facebook go viral.

You want Core devs to make sure the core consensus mechanism is humming along. Almost nothing else. 

edit: The blockchain is to give a partial ordering off data published. Nothing else. It's not magic.

You're really not giving the core devs enough credit IMO by claiming their only significant contribution (even if filtered to "mainstream" promotion) is the Bitcoin Core client itself. Where would Bitcoin as a whole be without BIP32, BIP7x, mutlisig, P2SH, etc. despite that fact that some of those are only partially (if at all) implemented in Bitcoin Core (not to mention contributions to the bitcoin.org website as well)?
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January 27, 2015, 02:13:04 AM
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My idea of the best form factor for BTC is really out there and perhaps very impractical.

Keeping the private keys in something similar to a SIM card and then a device taking in the "wallet" simply by plugging it in. The device would never be able to access the keys itself.
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January 27, 2015, 02:42:59 AM
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I still see security and user experience as the major road blocks to BTC and any crypto.  Right now, it's a complicated mess of expensive devices, memorization of various info and just general difficulty and confusion for managing bitcoin financially.

$100 gadgets and complicated security won't work in the long run.  Have I missed something glaringly obvious here?  Where is the Apple-like user experience for BTC?  Because if it doesn't come... well BTC will never really arrive.

Also, "talk nerdy to me" doesn't really apply here.  This needs to be something discussed in plain language.  Right?   I mean people get that.. I hope.

The only thing stopping you developing and fixing the problem, is your own incompetence.  Learn to code and do what ever you want.
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