Crypto/blockchain is not any more complicated than other topics. The fact that there is an overwhelming amount of information (and misinformation) + it’s highly technical + it’s a lucrative field, make the “barrier energy” to wrap your head around this stuff, very high.
What are some good mental models to explain crypto/blockchain to people who have are complete foreigners to this space?
One analogy I’ve heard is that if the internet was a web of information, crypto is a web of “value.” “Value” is in quotes because, crypto is redefining (or at the very least, making us question) what money is. Web of money wouldn’t do justice.