Instead of sophisticated bolt-on technologies, like the lightning network and atomic swaps, what is the likelihood that the driver of cryptocurrencies up the slope of enlightenment and into the mainstream will be something everyone can understand? What if your bank account was upgraded? The only difference being, you wouldn’t have access to physical cash.
Technical analysis can and is used successfully as a short term trigger mechanism, giving clear entry and exit zones, but when attempting to use technical analysis to position yourself into long term trends, trends that will last not for weeks or months but for years, even decades, exclusively using TA will have you at a disadvantage to those who are aware of the drivers of tomorrow’s societal trends.
Using third-party coin ratings, cryptocurrency indexes and their constituent weightings, and knowing the fundamental difference between a protocol and an algorithm, as well as the three most important functions of a cryptocurrency — security, decentralisation, and scalability, you'll be on your way to building a solid understanding of the cryptocurrency market. No technical background required.