Simply understanding cryptocurrency is a challenge in itself. When doing research or prepping for an interview about crypto, I feel like I have a steady grasp of it for about 30 seconds and then it slips away again. It’s like experiencing Pokémon Go when my kids first tried it out five years ago.

OK, you’re playing an AR game to capture and battle creatures on your phone while at a park with a bunch of other kids doing the same thing at the same park. No one talks to each other and I’ll just stand here with baseball gloves and juice boxes until you’re done? Uh, cool.

I slowly learned the Pokémon culture just to keep up, and would keep an eye on the boys’ progress while I drank from their juice boxes.

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