Tag: philosophy

Sep 17 2021

It’s Time For Bitcoiners To Properly Appeal To Nocoiners

In order to truly bring about the adoption of bitcoin, Bitcoiners need to be able to explain its benefits in ways everyone can understand.Pascal Hügli is a self-employed writer, moderator and debater. He is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich where he teaches students about Bitcoin and crypto assets. With his...

Sep 10 2021

Bitcoin Changed My Life, And It Will Change Yours Too

Sep 10 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

Bitcoin has an impact beyond your wallet, as it changes your time preference in so many ways.Like many people, I first became interested in bitcoin after numerous contact points. I had first heard about it in 2013 when I discovered that you could purchase drugs through the Silk Road on the dark web. I looked into buying some bitcoin for this purpose,...

Aug 27 2021

Here’s Why Bitcoin Will Rejuvenate Your Hope In Life

Aug 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

Although things may seem objectively bad right now, there is reason for hope.A gloomy outlook on the future is understandable, given the events of the past 18 months. But when we consider things from a wider perspective, we find that this is the best time in history to be alive. And it’s about to get much better, as with Bitcoin we have...

Bitcoin Can Be The Change You’ve Been Waiting For

Aug 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

Bitcoin offers a way for us to stop just appearing like we want to fix things, instead making real change.We live in a pretend world with pretend ideals, pretend money and pretend language. A world of quick fix and quick bucks, where the road to success no longer requires hard work, just papering over whatever defects emerge. If something doesn’t seem as...

Aug 25 2021

Bitcoiners Know Something That You Don’t

Aug 25 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

The great opportunity presented has only been absorbed by a hard-headed few, leaving the bureaucrats of the world at a global checkmate.The longest chapter in Machiavelli’s masterpiece, Discourses On Livy, is titled “On Conspiracies.” He praises conspiracy as the finest mode of overthrowing any regime, because, “… to be able to make open war … is granted to few; to be...

Aug 23 2021

Bitcoin Is The Societal Foundation For Truth

As we progress into the future, the necessity for Truth remains the requisite base upon which all else must be built.Truth, Goodness, Beauty. The ancient Greeks identified these three transcendental virtues as the requisite underpinning for individual fulfillment and broader societal flourishing. They also believed that all humans have innate capacities that correspond to each of these values. Logos (reason)...

Aug 18 2021

Why You Should Maintain A Healthy Relationship With Money

Aug 18 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture fiat philosophy sound money

Bitcoin presents an opportunity for us to redesign our relationship with money in a way that's conducive to being good citizens.Rule X: Plan And Work Diligently To Maintain A Healthy Relationship With MoneyA REIMAGINATION OF “BEYOND ORDER” BY JORDAN PETERSON THROUGH THE LENS OF BITCOIN.Part 1...

Aug 06 2021

Why People Struggle With Bitcoin

As it turns out, what may be the biggest blocker in understanding Bitcoin is ourselves.The relationship between human psychology and Bitcoin is a curious one. The more I watch how people arrive at Bitcoin, the more I notice a parallel between their experience and my own amid a much broader general trend. Conversely, these similarities act as entry barriers to individuals I...

Bitcoin Will Bring Financial Literacy To The Masses

Aug 06 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture finance ideas philosophy

Bitcoin offers the chance for us to truly learn and understand money on a level that people have not yet experienced.Bitcoin will bring about an explosion of financial literacy in the same way that the printing press brought about an explosion of reading literacy in the 1400’s. While it's impossible to calculate the literacy rate...

Jul 28 2021

Financial Protestants: How The Bitcoin Revolution Resembles The Reformation

Various similarities exist between The Protestant Reformation and the revolution being built around Bitcoin.The European Renaissance is generally held in high regard in the Bitcoin community as a model of a contrarian, revolutionary impact on the world. This movement was driven by humanist thought leadership and philosophy, scientific discovery, geographic exploration and artistic evolution. Likewise, Bitcoiners...

Jul 26 2021

Bitcoin Transforms Evil Into A Greater Good

Jul 26 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ethics ideas philosophy

The duality of evil and good are reconciled in a technology designed to acknowledge inherent human characteristics.Bitcoin, Alchemy of Money: Transforming Evil Into Greater GoodBitcoin teaches us that evil can be overcome, not with resistance or punishment, but through our willingness to understand and integrate all sides of our nature. From resource wars to human rights abuses...

Jul 06 2021

Do Not Create A Bitcoin Ideology

Jul 06 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

The very power structures we hope to abandon via Bitcoin pose to corrupt those involved in the space as much as any other.Rule VI: Abandon Bitcoin IdeologyA reimagination of “Beyond Order” by Jordan Peterson through the lens of Bitcoin.PrefaceThese essays mirror the exact chronological structure of...

Jul 02 2021

CBDC: Cognitive Bitcoin Dissonance Cyndrome

Jul 02 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  critic culture philosophy

Bitcoin critics often suffer from a type of cognitive dissonance, preventing them from absorbing information about Bitcoin.Bitcoin has many critics. And while it will never be constructive to simply dismiss criticism for dismissal's sake, a vast amount of criticism against Bitcoin is often so blatantly false that it is difficult to believe it possible for seemingly intelligent people to perpetuate.Criticism...

Jul 01 2021

Bitcoin Is Absurd, Part I: Volcano Mining And The Banana Republic

Jul 01 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture history ideas philosophy

A philosophical dive into how truly absurd the slow but sure monetary takeover bitcoin has been experiencing is.Barely more than two weeks ago I listened live along with more than 20,000 others to President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador and his brother/campaign manager Karim discuss their country’s decision to officially make...

Jun 30 2021

Bitcoin’s Game Theory Is Not Cut And Dried

Jun 30 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

The often-cited idea is misunderstood in the context of how the world interacts with Bitcoin as a whole.Game theory is the science concerning the systematizing of strategic conflict and cooperation among rational actors. It was formalized in the mid-40s by the genius polymath John Von Neumann, and then it allegedly found its way into all kinds of science,...

Jun 28 2021

Mircea Popescu, Bitcoin Blogger And Provocateur, Reported Dead At 41

Mircea Popescu'a aggressive brand of unapologetic, uncompromising Bitcoin evangelism made his influence enduring despite his documented instances of sexism and bigotry.Editor's note: This article links to blogs that may contain graphic or offensive content.Where to begin with Mircea Popescu? A Romanian by residency, provocateur by occupation and the "world's greatest...

Jun 25 2021

Ten Rules To Be A True Bitcoiner From The Stoics

Jun 25 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture history philosophy

These actions and decisions encourage the low time preference necessary to continually accumulate bitcoin.I am a Bitcoiner who tries to share with the rest of the world the importance that Bitcoin will have in the future by writing articles about its revolution every day. In addition to my activities to share the good word about Bitcoin, I have a strong interest in...

Jun 13 2021

Another Way To Think About Bitcoin’s Value

Jun 13 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture philosophy value of bitcoin

One’s opinion on the value of bitcoin depends on one’s definition of value, as it is with anything.Dr. Rettler is an assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming.In this essay, I want to clarify and respond to a prevalent assertion regarding bitcoin — that “bitcoin has no intrinsic value.” Two...

May 27 2021

Bitcoin, Chaos And Order

May 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture jordan peterson philosophy

Bitcoin will destroy tyrannical order and replace it, not with blind chaos and confusion, but with an incorruptible foundation.12 Rules For Life Series, Essay Two The series continues. If...

May 14 2021

Bitcoin, Hierarchy And Territory

The first chapter of Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules For Life” relates to Bitcoin socially, evolutionarily, economically and psychologically.12 Rules For Life Series, Essay OneThis article was previously published on Medium....

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