The Crypto Turing Test

A simple benchmark to measure the everyday usability of cryptocurrency

Close-up of a golden Bitcoin in front of Starbucks Coffee at Friesenplatz-Cologne, where you can pay wit cryptocurrency by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0

A cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase a latte at Starbucks without the merchant noticing that the purchaser is using cryptocurrency rather than another means of payment will be said to have passed the Crypto Turing Test.



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Joshua Gans

Skoll Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Chief Economist, Creative Destruction Lab.