So I’m a normal guy. I work for normal money. I’m not interested in gambling or trying to make a quick buck. I’m also not a super-inventive future tech entrepreneur.
My understanding is that blockchain tech essentially makes normal real-world processes (sending money, contract management, etc.) more tamper-proof, where “tampering” is defined by the blockchain’s creator (be it Satoshi on the one hand or the Chinese government on the other). Is that a fair characterization? Will it essentially be like the internet, where it will be pervasive in society, but comparatively few people will understand its internals? Or does this stuff demand that people be more engaged in order to not get financially (or otherwise) screwed in the future?