I almost feel sad for them. They built supposedly a good product. It's just that nobody asked for this. "build it and they will come" sounds like a mantra of a hopeless hotel owner who failed to pick non idiotic location for his business and then nobody came.
"BUIDL it and they will come"
While the markets have been tanking, while no significant new traction has formed for cryptocurrencies or smart contracts or dapps, they have continued to BUIDL because if they all keep meeting for conferences every few months, they can continue to hype each other up.
The phone numbers for 45 of the businesses were no longer functioning. Of the 18 that responded, 11 said they had owned a device but abandoned it. Five denied ever having received one, and two said that, at best, roughly two or three customers used the device each month.
As of today, over 1,000 XPOS [have] been activated,” Judie Liu, a Pundi X spokeswoman, told Decrypt.
"When I asked how many of those activated terminals have actually processed a payment within the last 30 days, Liu said, 'Uh..OH MY GOD! LOOK! BATMAN IS STANDING RIGHT BEHIND YOU!' I glanced over my shoulder, and when I turned back around, Liu was running away down the hallway."
I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if all currencies did eventually move to some form of "Blockchain\*".
\*Of course, by "Blockchain", I'm specifically referring to something that would look a lot like that centrally-controlled, permissioned, public-API-driven shipping database that [IBM and Maersk have been building](https://www.ibm.com/blogs/think/2018/11/tradelens-how-ibm-and-maersk-are-sharing-blockchain-to-build-a-global-trade-platform/) that they happen to *call* a "Blockchain\*" but which has absolutely zero resemblance to the supposed "decentralized", "permissionless", "trustless" Rube-Goldberg-inspired ledger that most crypto-fanatics refer to.