I've grown quite weary trying to talk to random people about the massive benefits of blockchain. If one more person asks me when they'll be able to buy a coffee with Bitcoin I'm going to flip my shit.
That isn't the point!
Sometimes I wonder if the general population deserves to be enslaved. If they're just gonna sit in their little bubble without actually trying to figure out the world around them, then what's the point?
In my heart, I know this is false.
Obviously no one
deserves to be a slave,
but the system in place today is there for a reason.
All roads lead to Rome.
People are ants; we are a hive, and there are a lot of worker drones. The mechanics of our own genetic code have led us to this point. I can't expect everyone to think like I do. If I'm being honest that number is closer to 1%. Global critical-thinking is a rarity.
As it should be.
If everyone was running around on a macro-scale who would be left to fill in the middle of the puzzle? The vast majority of things in our lives happen on a small scale.
We've got what we've got.
Our social constructs created a few leaders and a lot of followers. The good leaders couldn't really stop the bad leaders from taking advantage of the masses.
If you can't beat um, join um.
It's gotten so bad that even exponential gains in technology can't outpace our greed.
More accurately humanity's greed has no limit.
The ultimate problem is trust.
Lo and behold, the exact problem cryptocurrency is trying to solve when it comes to reforging the very foundation of the world economy. So when people are asking me about buying coffee with with Bitcoin, I'm all like:
THE FUCKING WORLD IS ON FIRE AND ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS YOUR SAD LITTLE ADDICTION THAT HELPS GET SOMEONE ELSE RICH?
AND THEY'RE ALL LIKE:
Whoa! Chill out bro!
No, I will not chill out... braj.
Could you at least spend that $8 to buy a full package of coffee at the store instead of one serving at Starbucks?
I like Starbucks, it's convenient!
And that really is the crux of the issue:
Wanna be a billionaire?
Just make crypto convenient in some way.
It's not easy.
And now, to the actual point. I don't hold Bitcoin so I can spend it later. Just because someone decided to use the word 'currency' in cryptocurrency doesn't mean I have to view it that way.
HODLing as a political statement.
And that's really exactly what it is. I don't hold crypto as an investment, I hold it as a statement; a statement that I have zero faith in the legacy economy and I expect it all to burn to the ground over the next few decades. Bitcoin is the catalyst for this acceleration.
The nice thing about this emerging open-source economy is that most networks have inherited the properties of Bitcoin.
We get it.
Bitcoin exists in direct opposition to the central-banking cartel.
Ethereum exists in direct competition to centralized finance.
Litecoin is a robust redundant technology that helps Bitcoin scale.
Steem is trying to tokenize those worthless corporate point systems.
Monero >> Privacy.
Dogecoin proves community is more important than functionality.
Nano diversified from blockchain to DAG and scales very well.
All of these communities are valid, and they all bring something to the table.
Despite what venture capitalists project from previous experience, 90% of all projects will not die. 90% of centralized projects die. These are communities. Do 90% of communities die? Obviously not.
Venture capitalists are looking for that sleek efficient system that's going to gobble up all the small fish just like the legacy economy does. Not gonna happen.
This space is not efficient.
And it's never going to be.
Decentralization/trust is inefficient by design.
Crytpocurrency isn't currency just
because someone said 'currency'.
- Crypto is community.
- Crypto is trust.
- Crypto is political.
The best way to use crypto is to hold it,
not spend it.
Of course, if you couldn't spend it,
there would be no point in holding it.