If you want a good laugh, google "blockchain eli5" [explain it like I'm 5]. You get gems like:
"Blockchain is basically an immutable, distributed digital ledger. [...] a universal truth table that can be used by entities to check on transactions that has taken place."
Have. Have you met a 5-year-old.
@darius they've met the five year old they imagine they used to be
@darius Yes, and they're usually retiring to their lounge with a smoking jacket, pair of slippers, a cognac, and the NY Times by the time they're five.
@darius 5-year-olds love ledgers. Can't get enough of them
@darius "the blockchain is a very big and very slow pencil with no eraser, and it has rules that let everyone in the world share it. lots of people are trying to use it for writing a new kind of money"
@darius Oh, man. The whole concept of eli5 fell apart as soon as that subreddit started to get mainstream attention.
@darius i'm not 5 and these dumb tweets were the only thing that finally made it make sense to me: https://twitter.com/theophite/status/1030225104234373121