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Here we go. I was at a friends house and we started talking about tech. He then asked me what I thought about Ethereum, and he also mentioned ripple. He is just an observer of crypto with no stake in anything, but he confirmed that he has heard loads of press about those other projects and none about Bitshares. When discussing why that was, he showed me ethereum.org, and he praised its clarity and speed at telling the visitor what he needs to know about ethereum. At the top of the page it has headers for:
What - clearly explains what ethereum is
Ethereum is a platform and a programming language that makes it possible for any developer to build and publish next-generation distributed applications.
Why - clearly explains why I should care about ethereum
Most of the services you use today have something in common: they are centralized...
We then compared it with bitshares.org, my passive observer friend said that he couldnt tell what on earth Bitshares was. There are no quick links at the top for What and Why. Instead there are links to TV - he doesnt want to watch 30 minute TV episodes, he wants to know what BitShares is in 20 seconds or he is closing the page and going elsewhere.
His comments after reading the content on bitshares.org were:
Avoid the outrageous fees... As Good As Cash
- so why is this any better than Bitcoin?
- other projects give you multiple currencies, why is this better?
Anyway this is the honest feedback that my friend gave me about the site. We need to explain the core appeal of BitShares more succinctly.