Hey people of steem,
So we are in the early stages of the crypto world. The really early stages. When it comes to crypto you need to realize that steem and ethereum are just the networks that dapps run on. The real push towards mainstream is when dapps are made. These are where you are going to get a better understanding of why crypto is the future. You have already used one, steemit. Steemit is the app (in this case website) that runs on the blockchain of steem. Now without steemit you would not know about steem. This does not change what steem is but it is hard to fathom how big crypto is without an app to make it user-friendly. And when these apps start to grow then crypto will be everywhere.
Gamers alone can be enough to push it mainstream. Games are coming out that are going to be on a blockchain (like steem monsters). These are going to be huge. Gamers want to own their assets and be able to make a side income. And being an add-on there is not reason for games not to add them. This will add more players and excitement for your game. Once these games hit twitch and esports then you have that mainstream excitement.
This can be years away but I am pretty sure it is coming.