Knowing each other on blockchain

AENS — the naming system bringing a social aspect to blockchain interactions

Blockchain is very complex and it’s hard for an ordinary person to get a grasp on this revolutionary technology, right?

Yup, it is. There’s no doubt about it. However, it’s not always going to be like that.

The Skeleton

Despite it being around for over a decade, blockchain and crypto are still pretty new and unknown phenomena for a vast majority of the World’s population. Even blockchain developers and experienced computer engineers are struggling to keep up with the enormous quantity of innovation in the field. That’s because it is literally a World-changing technology with so many aspects that no single mind can understand it all.

The fact that blockchain is the next step in the evolution of the digital world means there is so much to be done to prepare the basis of the completely new infrastructure that the blockchain community is building. A foundation on which such vital systems like global finances, digital identities, communication networks and much more will be based, has to be built with care, patience, and in a methodical manner.

All the World’s blockchain projects are participating in building the skeleton for this infrastructure system of the future, and that’s exactly what it is at the moment — a skeleton. It’s still very rare in this environment that any serious project is working on the cosmetic or even user-friendly aspects of their network. Only when the protocols are stable, efficient, battle-tested and secure, can a blockchain community afford to spend valuable resources on making the system easy to use and understandable to the wider audience.

Nonetheless, the blockchain community has to start putting some meat on the bones of the proverbial skeleton in order to achieve the goal of mass adoption. Although mainstream adoption of blockchain is ...

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