Sometime around 2013, an early adopter friend offered me Bitcoin. I responded the way I thought any rational person would. “No way,” I said. “Why would I need dark web money?” Even though I’m educated, intellectually curious, and successful in my career, I was quick to judge this new technology without proper investigation. In other words, I was like most people. Years later, I found myself in a relationship with someone who understood cryptocurrency and the new financial frontier it represents. He broke it down for me in understandable, relatable terms, correcting my misconceptions about crypto, blockchain, and NFTs. Through his demystification of the tech, I saw what an opportunity I missed in 2013–and how grossly I misjudged what crypto means for the future of finance, and therefore all things impacted by finance, including arts and culture.