I have sensed that Bitshares has some bright solutions to produce a decentralized economic future.
But I have to admit, the all the marketing (videos and print) to date is making it very hard for me to understand the whole concept.
There's simply way too much complex jargon to understand, and as a result I feel skeptical at times.
Effective marketing communicates ideas concretely (see the book "Made To Stick" by Chip Heath), and in my humble opinion, trying to understand bitshares is like swimming in a sea of abstract concepts.
That said, I'm still curious because I still sense there's some smart ideas behind bitshares, that are better than bitcoin.
So here are my questions. Forgive me for how basic they are.
1) What is the worldwide currency that people use under the Bitshares model?
I go to the coffee shop to buy a coffee.
What is the currency that I use?
Do I pay with BitsharesX (BTSX)?
Do I pay with Bitshares USD (BitUSD)?
Do I pay with something else?
If BTSX is the currency, then the "X" I find confusing, because it doesn't help a
person immediately understand that it is something used as a currency.
Use of the "X" is something that is abstract.
Abstract concepts fail to communicate messages concretely.
See Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book "Made to Stick".
So if BTSX is supposed to represent a worldwide currency, then why not change
the title to something more self-explanatory like "BTSD - Bitshares Dollars".
From Bitshares Dollars, then one can make the distinction more easily between it
2) I am confused about Bitshares Music using something called the "Note".
Am I to understand that "Note" is another/different currency separate from btsx?
Does this mean that I have to acquire/buy notes, so that I can buy digital music
files (mp3s or whatever) of my favourite musical artists?
If the "note" is different from "btsx" then why is this necessary?
I appreciate the clarification on these questions.
I think they are reflective of some average guy on the street.