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This seems interesting (via apenwarr):

**Q: Why is your multi-year epic project still not profitable?**

Because you don't understand how the "technology adoption life cycle" (the one
with visionaries, early adopters, mainstream, laggards, etc) really works. The
ultimate book on this topic is: "Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers"


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"it was recommended to me by one of the VCs that invested in my first startup - unfortunately a bit late. it was like reading the post-mortem for my startup, except it was all written before we ever started.

_Don't do this, because that will happen._ Oh, crap, that's what we did, and that's what happened. [..] When we finally turned things around, I gave all the credit directly to this book. It is that good."

I guess bitcoin is still trying to cross the early adopters to early majority chasm.

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@jb55 Its a phenomenon that is already occurring. Distressed nations with rapidly devaluing currency have found utility in - I believe this is the "nose of the camel" so to speak before the trickle becomes a flood. Also, I suspect that Japan or other friendly nations may have started to slowly accumulate some on their own. I have no evidence, just a hunch. We'll see how it goes.

@jb55 Wrt where we are on the bitcoin adoption curve, if there are 22m bitcoin wallets, and we are following a maximalist path where a significant amount of the globe adopts, I would argue you are not even into the "Early Adopters" phase whatever that means per the maths.

Your posts got me curious and I'm going to checkout Crossing the Chasm.

@jb55 I don’t believe bitcoin is out of the innovators phase.

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