I'm very curious about media interest in Bitcoin, which seems to have accelerated in the last couple of weeks. Last week, for example, I found myself being interviewed for the BBC's current affairs flagship "Newsnight". A couple of days later, this package appeared on the BBC News site. Here it is, in fact.
I forced my family to watch this. Afterward, my good lady wife (a lay person of great intelligence) told me that while she had enjoyed my performance on national television, "I know no more about Bitcoin than I already did - ie, nothing - and I really wanted it explained". All of the graphics about cryptography hadn't helped at all. That set me thinking about alternative ways to explain the technology. When I've tried to explain Bitcoin to lay persons before, I've not started off by talking about cryptography, I've started off with narrative.