What if I told you that you could control a crypto account with hundreds of millions of dollars in value just by guessing a single number?
Our objective with the Beyond Chainsplaining series is to explore metaphors and stories you can use to help explain blockchain. In our last post, we built out our first 'metaphor of the moment': Blockchains as Brick Walls.
In this post, we'll introduce a new and different ‘metaphor of the moment’ — how to hold virtually every possible private key in your hands. On a single sheet of paper.
Our recent Enough with the Chainsplaining post seemed to strike a nerve – in a positive way! – within the Ethereum community. Ecosystem thought-leaders and crypto-newbies alike have reached out to encourage us to continue on this theme. We clearly have good company in our quest to figure effective ways to discuss the foundational concepts that make blockchain technology so compelling.
mansplain: verb: (of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.
Chainsplaining starts innocuously enough. Maybe you’re at a cocktail party or a neighborhood gathering, and blockchain happens to bubble up in casual conversation.