The future of Bitcoin adoption hinges on many different factors. One of the main issues to overcome is raising positive awareness regarding digital currency, especially for consumers. Until people see a reason to get involved with Bitcoin, they will never be even remotely interested in embracing the concept of digital currency. Perhaps an eSports Fantasy league can pave the way?
DraftForge – Bitcoin-centered eSports Fantasy League
One of the few things that get people together is the concept of creating fantasy sports leagues. Rather than cheering for one team – or one professional athlete – people can put together their favorite team. All in all this concept is all about competing on an even playing field, as the same rules apply to everyone.
If there is one trend that has been emerging for a year or two now, it is the concept of eSports. While many people laughed at this concept in the beginning, it quickly became clear there was a major market waiting to be tapped, as competing in video games is as enjoyable as watching traditional sports for a lot of people.
But there are major differences between eSports and regular sports, other than the involvement of competing in video games. Depending on which game is being played, there are either single-player or multiplayer efforts to take into account. Games such as Hearthstone can be played on an individual basis, although players can still represent an entire team.
Other popular games, such as Starcraft II or League of Legends, consist of teams of players battling each other in lengthy battles. eSports come in a variety of sizes and games and there is a genuine interest in this market from all over the world. Creating a Fantasy league platform for eSports sounds like a great plan on paper, although it remains to be seen as to how it will be implemented by developers.
The concept of having a Bitcoin-centered eSports Fantasy League could be the perfect tool to put Bitcoin on the map for mainstream adoption. Up until this point, there has been no valid reason for the regular consumer to get involved in Bitcoin, other than as an investment vehicle.
Do keep in mind DraftForge has not yet been released, although a post has appeared on ZapChain talking about it. Anyone interested in leaving their feedback or comments on the idea can do so as it will give the developers a great idea what people want to see. Unfortunately, no release date has been announced just yet.
Will it be Enough To Create Mainstream Interest in Bitcoin?
Targeting the Fantasy League crowd would be another major step forward towards achieving mainstream Bitcoin adoption. That being said, DraftForge is an intriguing concept, and it will be interesting to see how much success this platform can gather over the next few years.
While all of that might be fine and dandy, more efforts are needed before Bitcoin can become a mainstream currency. Far too many people are still unaware as to what Bitcoin is, does, or why they should even remotely care about it. Efforts like DraftForge will certainly help, but until consumers are properly educated, mainstream adoption will never happen.
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