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.
Here at Blocknative we spend a lot of time thinking about Dapp usability. Because usability is key to blockchain catching on and taking hold among the masses. If people have a hard time using something, they won’t. Just like if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it… if a game-changing Dapp has few active users, can it really change the game?
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.
Blocknative Bounties at ETHDenver: Make Your Dapp User-Friendly — and Fund Your Adventures While You’re At It
It's clear than new users need help navigating their blockchain journey. And they deserve it too.
Are you getting excited to get BUIDLing at ETHDenver 2019? We are. Because the Blocknative journey all started at ETHDenver 2018. Last year, Blocknative co-founder Ryan Angilly was there and only two words can express how he felt by the end: fired up.
Usability: The ease of use and learnability of a human-made object such as a tool or device. In software engineering, usability is the degree to which a software can be used by specified consumers to achieve quantified objectives with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a quantified context of use. Source: Wikipedia
Also known as: Blockchain’s gajillion dollar question. Potentially its Achilles’ heel. And maybe one of 2019’s great unknowns.