Blockchain Gaming for Cryptocurrency Onboarding
We have a great opportunity with EOS and Steem to onboard people to the cryptocurrency future through gaming. The thing is, we can't just post about it here on a blockchain and expect non-cryptocurrency people to see it. We have to post where they are or tell them about it in person.
Here's a Twitter thread I put together this morning as an example:
Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting into blockchain/cryptocurrency stuff, but you want to see it actually DO something fun (not just show up as fluctuating, speculative numbers of value on a screen).📈📉 Here’s my suggestion:
First off, remember this is new emerging technology, so set your expectations accordingly. Some things will be clunky, buggy, confusing, 🙇♂️⁉️🆘, etc. We all need your input to continue improving things! Us tech geeks are too close to it all and need outside consumer feedback.
Let’s start with a game. For this you’ll need an #EOS account which you can purchase via the EOSLynx app. Yes, I know, it sucks to pay for anything, but put this in your education budget. Think of it like buying a digital identity or a golden ticket for the future 🎫.
The game I have in mind is a little difficult to play on mobile (though you can), so let’s go ahead and install Scatter on your desktop computer. This is like installing a web browser so you can browse the web. Definitely worth the effort.💎🌎
Hopefully you already use a password manager. If not, your entire online presence is at risk. Please, PLEASE, 🙏, install 1Password or something similar. Get it on your mobile as well and use it for everything. Seriously, this is the number one security tip I can give you.
In your Lynx app, touch the “...” next to your account name to copy your private key. Save it securely in your password manager and make sure you have a backup of your encrypted password manager stuff. Now open Scatter and import your private key. 🙌 You’re doing great so far!
Now sign up at https://prospectors.io?ref=1lukestokes1 (yes, that’s a referral link because tweeting all this useful information is hard work for my fingers, and they want to get paid). It’s a fun resource game where you can mine cryptocurrency gold 💰 and everything is done on a blockchain.
You may think that was a lot of effort for little payoff, but in truth, you now have an EOS blockchain account with secured private key in a password manager 🔐, a mobile wallet, a desktop wallet, and a game to get familiar with blockchain technology. This is the future!
If Prospectors isn’t your cup of tea or you want a blockchain account with more social 🗣 tools built in, let’s get you hooked up with @SteemMonsters on the @SteemNetwork. You can sign up here: https://steemmonsters.com/?ref=lukes.random
A starter pack is $10, but it’s worth it! My kids love it. 💖 The account gives you access to hundreds of Steem apps as well as a blockchain blogging account you can use at http://steemit.com , http://busy.org , http://steempeak.com , http://palnet.io , etc
Blockchain technology will most likely influence every aspect of society within your lifetime. Don’t be the last person to get the equivalent of an email address 📧 in this coming future. Get onboard now 🚀🛰 and start with something fun and useful like #steem and #eos.
What do you think?
Have you made similar attempts to spread the word? If so, link to them in the comments.
Many of us believe cryptocurrency is the future, but it's still difficult to get people onboarded. They need a reason to put in the effort, and gaming may be enough for some to get started. It has to be easy. Notice also, people outside of our tribalistic cryptocurrency bubbles don't know or care about which blockchain they use. They just want to see value and usefulness before they bother spending any time or money learning more. This thread was mostly directed at EOS, but I had to mention Steem and SteemMonsters as well. If one game doesn't work, a different one might. Once someone is onboard the cryptocurrency ecosystem, they can (and most likely will) branch out to learn about other cryptocurrency projects.
We can help facilitate adoption through education and pointing in the right direction. Some people will sign up to Coinbase (referral link) and buy cryptocurrency directly right away. Others will get introduced through games when a friend convinces them to come join them in play. The future is coming fast and our friends will remember those who helped them understand and participate in it.