I see the main impediment being that most people don't understand what money is. It wasn't clear to me until I read Debt: The First 5,000 Years which made it obvious that money is a shared ledger. Bitcoin's value prop relies on this fact, yet I don't see it discussed much. It's like Bitcoiner's suffer from the The Curse of Knowledge and forget they had this breakthrough at some point.
My general approach:
- I ask, taking from Breedlove, "what is money?" Then I try to let curiosity and suspense build by allowing them to realize they don't know what it is.
- I use concrete examples demonstrating its a ledger: "Your boss pays you $10, but what is $10? It's a voucher for $10 of goods and services from other people. Other people accept the $10 for their good and services, because they want the $10 to exchange for other goods and services. If you freeze the economy, the amount of money any one person holds is their voucher for goods and services - and everyone has such a voucher. If you list everyone's vouchers out, it's a ledger. Money is just a ledger, a record of what everybody is owed." Or something to that effect.
- Then we talk about the properties of ledgers.
- Then why Bitcoin satisfies these properties better than anything else.
tbh, I've only done this a handful of times so I'm curious if anyone else has a different approach.