Perspectives on Barriers to Adoption and Disintermediation from Carlson

This week’s Perspectives series continues with a two-video set from cryptocurrency consultant Jill Carlson discussing disintermediation and barriers to adoption.

In the first cut, Carlson explains why cryptocurrency is fundamentally about disintermediation, which in this context is the removal of intermediaries from a transaction process. She explains that while this cryptocurrency technology is still in its early days, thee are presently emerging markets where it is already proving to be transformative.

“…It’s in the places in this world where people don’t have that trust in these institutions, and in the rule of law surrounding them, that they really do need this kind of technology. ” — J. Carlson


In the second segment, Carlson explains why she believes education is always going to be the greatest barrier to adoption.

“….there are all these points of pain and friction just around education and making the user experience one that is seamless and accessible to people.” — J. Carlson


A library of prior videos in the Perspectives series is available on the Zcash YouTube channel, including these features:

On Privacy:

Perspectives on Regulation from Van Valkenburgh
Eran Tromer Zash Founding Scientist, Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University and Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University on Privacy
Zooko Wilcox Zcash Founder and CEO on the History of Privacy
Linda Xie Co-Founder of Scalar Capital on Bitcoin Traceability
Zcash CTO Nathan Wilcox on Privacy
Ethereum Founder and Chief Scientist Vitalik Buterin on Privacy
Coin Center Director of Research and Zcash Foundation Board Member Peter Van Valkenburgh on Privacy
Industry Thought Leader Jill Carlson on Privacy

On Governance:

Nathan Wilcox on Zcash Governance
Jonathan Zeppettini (JZ) on Decred Governance
Vitalik Buterin Discusses On-chain Governance

On Regulation:

Sean Bowe on Privacy and Regulation
Jack Gavigan on Regulation and Privacy-Protecting Technology

On Sapling:

Zcash Engineer Sean Bowe
Zcash Engineer Ariel Gabizon

On Zero-Knowledge Cryptography:

Eran Tromer on Zcash Origins
Eran Tromer on Zcash Cryptography