Sometimes I think mass adoption of Bitcoin can’t happen, or shouldn’t happen. When I think about mass adoption of technology in the past, the complexities were overcome by the creation of trusted hubs. The average joe doesn’t care or want to learn about the complex nuances of the internet. Or their car engine. Or their banking system. They just want it simplified. And corporations are great at doing that, serving up polished and streamlined products – as long as you trust them. Be it Microsoft, Apple, or Citibank. So a corporation like Coinbase, if trusted, could add to adoption. But a piece of Bitcoin’s soul is kind of lost in the process. That is, the whole point of Bitcoin is to break free from trust. I feel there is a tension there, between responsibility and the fact that the average person can’t and maybe never will be responsible. I’m torn by it. The optimist in me, though, hopes that the because the educated get richer, and the uneducated get poorer, that will be sufficient motivation for the poor to decide to become more educated. And finally take responsibility.