The Blockchain project group... in progress

IDEA

A Blockchain based project group: meant for educating while entertaining, exploring the idea of a community coin.

Bitcoin and Blockchain have become very popular in the last years.
While experts, tech people and journalists talk a difficult language and write about these new concepts using words that go deep behind the way Blockchain works, common people who probably are the main target of this new revolutionary technology are confused and often ignore it completely.

What if we could explore and learn about Blockchain inside a project group? What if we could rediscover the value of exchanging (information, actions) using our own currency like if it was a bitcoin?

WHY

People are sceptical or scared but also attracted from this technology that seems inevitably assigned to become a very important part of the future. Education is the solution to exit from confusion, to understand the real potential and different ways blockchain can be used.

Blockchain is compared to the Internet for the huge entity of innovation that is able to bring to our society, to how we relate to each other; during the process of knowing and accepting it lots of things will be said: everything and the opposite. We want to understand what blockchain technology really is and how it can improve our lives, beyond the chit-chats, the attempts to discredit its value.

METHODS OF RECRUITING PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE

- Meetups: www.meetup.com/crypto-ohana/
- Word of mouth

METHOD OF STUDY

Develop some proto-personas about the type of archetypical participant that may attend the course before the course starts.
Develop a study about the group while things start happening:
- study participants collecting info about their reason for participating, cultural background, age...
- create personas based on the previous acquired info
Study how the group interacts and where these interactions can bring.

MOTIVATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXPERIMENT GROUP MIGHT BE:

- Learning about blockchain
- Game about blockchain
- Sense of belonging
- Adding a new skill for getting a job
- Growing as a person, adding a new experience

FINAL GOAL

To achieve a good design in the interfaces of websites and app that use Blockchain and Bitcoin, as for any new technology, we need time; we need to understand people needs and which actions are possible between machine and person. This study is an attempt to understand some of these needs and actions.

Eventually the goal is to use the acquired info to develop a platform, useful for a local (or not) network of people that share content and ‘work-abilities’ reworded with its own ‘cryptocurrency’.