You are correct that using Crypto is a major hindrance, at least initially.
I'm handing out flyers around the neighborhood and many folks are retired/too old to understand crypto.
But I don't feel using credit cards is the way to go. www.Josephine.com died because they couldn't turn a profit. There's just no money in taking 10 percent of $5. What was the line from the movie The founder "You don't build an empire off a 1.4% cut of a 15 cent hamburger."
Besides creating a target that the health department will surely destroy,
The real money comes from expanding the money supply and displacing bitcoin. Higher initial cost but greater long term reward.
I have a working plan to displace bitcoin, as crazy as it sounds, but hear me out.
Doing the impossible may not be so impossible after all.
Why is bitcoin useful?
Bitcoin as a currency is only useful for online drug markets. And gambling. That's it. Otherwise, it's used as a store of wealth like digital gold.
For example, nobody cashes in their paycheck and immediately converts their dollars to bitcoin (or any altcoin) so they can shop at Amazon or Walmart or Target or any online store. That doesn't happen. They would keep their dollars in dollar form if they wanted to immediately spend it. The only time it gets converted to bitcoin for immediate spending is if a person wants something from a drug market or to bet on a horse race.
The rest of the time people are converting dollars into bitcoin to park their wealth. Parking one's wealth somewhere is not the purpose of a currency, that's digital gold, and that's a different use case.
Why have most people never used bitcoin before?
The bulk of the population has no use for online drug markets, online gambling, or digital gold. Therefore they have no use for bitcoin. This is going to limit bitcoin's penetration in society. The same applies to Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and the other top altcoins. The coins don't do anything. You just hold them, store your wealth, and that's it. It's very boring.
Why a home food network changes the ballgame
1) A home food network is in a grey area of the law, meaning that it's unsuitable for Visa or MasterCard.
2) Everybody needs food and everybody wants food that's half the price of a restaurant and twice as good.
What I mean is that the Deylandra coin can penetrate deeper into society than bitcoin can. Maybe only 15% of the population is interested in drug markets, gambling, and digital gold. But 100% of the population needs food.
For example, my mother is 72 years old and terrible at computers. She eventually learned to use Facebook in 2012, but only because there was a real need. She likes to share photos of her grandchildren. She's never going to convert her dollars into bitcoin so she can shop at Walmart. There is just no need for bitcoin.
She does like to eat good food however.
In other words, a home food network can surpass both drug markets and gambling in terms of total volume, number of transactions, and market penetration. The people who are interested in digital gold will prefer the crypto that has the largest volume and market penetration as a currency because it's the safer bet to park their wealth.
Rapid expansion of the Deylandra Network like a virus
The Deylandra Network can expand rapidly, much more rapidly than bitcoin, by offering people their first 2-3 meals free. Nobody's giving away free bitcoin anymore. Newly minted bitcoins are wasted in electricity and mining costs.
Wait, if you're giving away Deylandra coins for free why does it have value?
A crypto currencies value is determined by the network size. Every time $15 in free food is given away, it expands Deylandra's Network size by more than $15. This will fuel lightning fast expansion across the entire United States very, very quickly. The reason it adds more than $15 in value is because many people end up returning again and again for more food. It would only cause inflation and destroy the Deylandra coin's value if people took the free $15 and never returned.
Bitcoin is at a disadvantage because newly minted bitcoins 1) don't expand bitcoin's network size and thus cause inflation 2) the new bitcoin's value is squandered on electricity costs and mining costs, whereas new Deylandra coins aren't squandered, but instead are supplying people food.
Right now bitcoin uses more electricity to maintain the network than the entire country of Ireland. Imagine if instead it were feeding an entire country the size of Ireland. Instead of miners we have chefs. That is much more useful.
What a currency needs in order to dethrone bitcoin
1) a rapid way to expand to all segments of society.
2) something that everyone wants but cannot use Visa or MasterCard to buy.
3) newly minted coins are used to fund the network's expansion, instead of being wasted on electricity and mining.
Deylandra has all three of these.
Essentially my argument is that the retired grandmother will never use bitcoin. But she might use Deylandra if she likes to cook.