Agreed @Mauro, this is an awesome place here! The energy of the people, the curiosity and enthusiasm, the mutual helping, just awesome!
About the original question: People mostly are in “friendly disbelief”. They listen and nod and smile and are happy for me and think it’s (somewhat) interesting, but then very few people ever want to get some crypto for themselves. I think many think “it’s already too late” and that the possible gains at this point are not worth the risk. I don’t want to push or preach or anything and just leave it at that mostly.
In the beginning I could not understand how people are just letting it all pass them by, but I figured out that few people are in general up for entrepreneurship and risk taking. They think about money mostly in terms of salary, savings or spending, but investments, cashflow, ROI etc is just not something they really think about (especially younger people, older people than might do stocks or gold etc). I think German culture is especially not-so-entrepreneurial , especially compared to the US ! People go to school, then to university if they can, hoping they’ll find a good job afterwards. But very few people ever think of somehow trying out entrepreneurship, starting a business or such.
And the bureaucracy does the rest…(for ex. If you just want to put up a website or blog, you need to publicly put the address and telephone number of someone responsible, which in many cases would mean putting your personal details and private phone on the internet for spammers and scammers to use to their liking.
If you don’t do it correctly and/or don’t respond correctly, in case that somebody has an official complaint to you, you might quickly be in violation of the law and fines of around 150.000 Euros could hit you. So imagine all the laws you have to consider if you want to do a start up…)