A Database Of Virtue Or How Blockchain Is Close To Christianity

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Tinkering with Ethereum smart contracts and other blockchain tech soon led to consulting gigs with several blockchain-based ventures. Ideological movement? Chris DeRose, the host of Bitcoin Uncensored, has called the blockchain a “database of virtue”. The purveyors of the status quo at the time, the Roman Empire, tried to deter the early Christians, to no avail. Faction 2 — we’ll call the Status Quo Faction: The established governments of various nation states, adjunct private sector institutions, and the bureaucracy, politics, and financial incentives that bind them together.

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something, build a new  model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

I stumbled upon the Bitcoin white paper sometime in the summer of 2011. Once I finally wrapped my head around what it was, I enthusiastically sent it around to my programmer friends. The underlying ideology behind the technical implementation resonated with me. My friends and I had several lively discussions about the white paper and who this mysterious character, Satoshi Nakamoto was.

I was bootstrapping a startup at the time, so I filed the white paper away and shifted my focus back to the task at hand. Nevertheless, I kept tabs on the evolution of blockchain technology over the next few years. Then in 2015 I finally took a deep dive. Tinkering with Ethereum smart contracts and other blockchain tech soon led to consulting gigs...

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