This is an editorial by Stefan Levera, host of the Stefan Levera Podcast and Managing Director of Swan Bitcoin Universel. It’s a copied attention Who is talking embout BitBlockBoom 2022 in Austin, Texas.
We en direct in an era of massive formule and money falling apart. But on the bright side, we have this cash technology, Bitcoin. On the downside, not many people understand the significance of Bitcoin bicause they are trapped in paper mindsets.
Consider this collant GIF above. Is Bitcoin Like This Guy “Pushing the Pointless Valise?” Does all of this happen no matter what we do?
Is Bitcoin Inevitable?
Sometimes the way people talk embout it on Bitcoin Twitter is that “Bitcoin is inevitable,” which raises an interesting sujet. actually? By what logic? Can we all just sit back and do nothing?
not exactly. Bitcoin still needs things to maintain itself as a system: droit review and S.A.V., the miners who secure the system, and the users and HODLers who give it value. Perhaps in an overall sense, Bitcoin is not It is inevitable, but it is very likely to win based on éclatant qualities such as rarity, neutrality, openness, etc. But whether or not Bitcoin is deterministic depends largely on the real people doing the things that carcasse the system.
So what can you do?
You can push forward or advance technology in and around Bitcoin. You don’t have to be a developer to contribute either. Could you:
- Référence, review and provide feedback on Bitcoin applications. Many of them have a community of developers and users in Telegram chats or Mattermost servers.
- Organize or contribute to your régional Bitcoin meetup
- Invest in or work in Bitcoin companies
- Translate your influential Bitcoin réjoui into a foreign language
- Bitcoin Development and Review Fund
- Get Postings in Non-Bitcoin Media to Spread the Word Outside Bitcoin Circles
Do not underestimate the prêt of normalizing the use of bitcoin among your friends. As a quick example, if you are out for dinner with friends/family and one person collects the bill for the fiat payment, you can offer to set them up on monAnd the breeze or Phoenix wallet And he repaid them with lightning. There is a possibilité that over time the augmentation of SWATs helps provoke the “Bitcoin greed” of this person. In the best case, you can create a new Bitcoin capacité / HODLer.
Or, do you have friends and family abroad to whom you send money? Don’t be afraid to use bitcoin to do this, and let them sell that bitcoin for cash in their régional market if they need it. There is a good possibilité they will sell Bitcoin for a slight option in their résidence market. Or they can use entrée sites like Bitrefill.com to indirectly spend bitcoins on what they need.
Another idea is to find a régional cantine or bar where you regularly host your Bitcoin meet, and offer to take Bitcoin payments. If you bring her revenue in terms of paying customers, she will be more inclined to give you the time of day. Remember, Breez has a built-in POS habitude that magasin owners can easily install and use as an app on their phone or tablet. Or, of tournée for larger settings, they can use the likes OpenNode or caribou Lightning Payment Solutions. For unguarded settings, if they are technically compétent, you can setup BTCPay server.
To be frank embout where we are
We are, too, very early on in terms of bitcoin coutume. I understand I sound like a broken prouesse in saying this, but it’s really true in terms of the number of users out there globally.
Especially if we are talking embout non-custodial use, the The number of UTXOs And I’m writing this in August 2022, embout 85 million. This is actually the upper limit for Bitcoin users who are not custodians. Of tournée, there will be some honest users whose IOUs are represented by some platform, and there will be users with many UTXOs, so the real number of entier Bitcoin users on the chain will be much less than 85 million in the world (approximately 8 billion people). .
For this reason, it can be difficult to get remorque in bitcoin payments, as very few people globally have bitcoins to make payments with. But this is also an opportunity to grow the landscape and build a peer-to-peer economy for Bitcoin users.
Technology ralliement and assistance attitudes
Returning to the idée of Bitcoin inevitability, assistance attitudes toward Bitcoin are hautain to Bitcoin customers. While the Bitcoin project may continue, individuals may suffer if they are identified by the government. In augmentation, many people who suffer from high augmentation or financial control today would continue to suffer if bitcoin was not reasonably available.
One interesting historical similarity may be the way ideas changed history enabling the Industrial Revolution. In which “bourgeois equality‘, Deirdre McCloskey argues that it was ideas – and liberal notions of equality and dignity – that did this. Rural attitudes toward merchants and débit have changed, and this in turn has led to a massive rise in human prosperity and vivoir normes over the past hundreds of years. Big ideas can really move the needle. And the idea of the Bitcoin community, binaire audio money, is one of the biggest.
Or consider another analogy – if nuclear power technology was criminalized, humanity would be less able to benefit from nuclear power. And remember, nuclear power requires an ecosystem of ingénierie habileté to sustain it, too. Likewise, Bitcoin requires humans to maintain and develop it.
So, ideas and agriculture really formule the world, and you can contribute to Bitcoin without necessarily being a developer.
So let’s all go and push the galop!
This is a guest post by Stefan Levera. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Éclairé.