Ah Bitcoin. One of those things that makes me excited like a little kid who just entered Disneyland for the first time.
In his speech on bitcoin, the brilliant Andreas Antonopoulos said the following:
If you read anything about bitcoin, you’ll see the very same things that they said about the internet in the early '90s. It is a haven for pedophiles, terrorists, drug dealers, and criminals. How many of you in this room have bitcoin? How many of you in this room are terrorists, pedophiles, drug dealers or criminals? [Audience laughs] You see the thing about bitcoin is while they push this story, every now and then someone who has never heard of bitcoin notices an important thing: it’s still not dead, which is always surprising because every two or three months there is an article that says it’s dead. That’s great marketing. Because every time someone hears it’s dead and three months later they hear it’s still not dead, they think, "Huh, this thing really tends to survive."
The issue here is that we’re now creating a system that is threatening the largest industry in the world, and that is finance. Those in control (banks and governments) are scared to lose the insane amounts of power they have over the people. They are going to object. They are going to push back, and they’re going to use the most common and effective emotional tactic there is, which is fear. Remember that...
This is one of those books I highly recommend for anyone who genuinely wants to start understanding the positives and *current* negatives of bitcoin and its ecosystem.
Learn it, doubt it, study it & question it. Something bigger than you think is going down.