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.
"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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