Literally the only real reason anyone cares about anything blockchain-related is because they think if they speculate, it'll make them rich. There's literally no other reason. And they're willing to risk the future of this world to become rich off of pure speculation. Ugh.
@zkat I think a high level of suspicion about crypto-evangelists is very appropriate, but the possibility of avoiding counterfeiting without the use of force or central financial authority is very exciting to me.