How does one know if they are making headway?
Simply read the news, or more specifically, interpret the news.
If you want to influence a mass population, simply tell fear stories & scare them away.
The only problem with the fear model, is it doesn't work against the truth model.
And there are far to many people now awake to the corruption & money laundering of the banking cartel for the crypto genie to go back in the bottle.
Hopefully India has some great VPN providers available, or use opera & it's built in wallet.