Happy Birthday Bitcoin!
Happy Birthday Bitcoin!
Can you believe that Bitcoin is already ten years old!? It’s no question that cryptocurrencies are changing the world as we know it.
Looking back on the years of Bitcoin history, we came across one of our favorite interviews of all time from back in 2015. It happens to be with our very own Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Jeffrey Tucker! If you haven’t read it, Jeffrey shares how skeptical he was at first, when Bitcoin came on the scene. He then goes on to explain about his journey to understanding and then accepting of crypto as a valid and compelling form of monies.
“In the early days after actually becoming a Bitcoin owner, I finally had to ask myself whether I would believe my own theories or the evidence of my experience. I went with my experience, and that caused a shift in my own thinking.”
“I got a hard lesson in humility: markets are indeed smarter than intellectuals.”
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We also would love to take a moment to share an article written by Ross Ulbricht published in Bitcoin Magazine:
“Happy Birthday, Bitcoin!
Bitcoin is turning ten, and like many of us, I feel like a proud parent, having watched it grow into its potential over the years. I guess I’m the estranged father in prison though, who can’t be there to help raise his kid.
Bitcoin: Mommy, when’s Daddy coming home?
Mommy: He’ll come home as soon as he can, sweetie.
Bitcoin: Why did he leave us, Mommy?
Mommy: I’ll explain when you’re older. Now run along and play blockchain with the other cryptos.
Bitcoin as a 10-year-old kid is not a bad analogy. The technology is still very young, still growing. It’s been shooting up like a weed and been through some growing pains, but it’s barely a pre-teen and has the rocky road of adolescence still ahead. It’s something we all have to go through to mature into adults, to discover who we are, and Bitcoin is no different.
We will see in the years ahead what Bitcoin is capable of, how it will be used, and the impact it will have on our world. I have high hopes that our gifted child will exceed everyone’s expectations and go on to greatness, but it is still a child that must be nurtured and protected.
Bitcoin needs us to continue guiding it with the values it was founded on, that gave it its potential. We must keep our focus on decentralization, privacy and empowering individuals. We are Bitcoin’s advocates and representatives. How far it goes and what it becomes in the crucial years ahead will depend on us. It is a technology with the power to make abstractions like peace and equality into reality. But it’s up to us to embody such ideals and be role models for the ever-growing Bitcoin community and for Bitcoin itself.
I’m so excited for what’s to come in the next ten years, for Bitcoin and all of its crypto cousins. I just hope I can come home and make up for these lost years and show everyone where my heart truly is.”
Thank you Ross, and Thank you to his mother, Lyn Ulbricht who will be speaking on the main stage at Anarchapulco this year.
Ross is serving a double life sentence without parole, for all non-violent charges, for his role in the Silk Road website. He is seeking a commutation of that sentence from President Trump. We look forward to Lyn joining us and updating us on Ross’s case and what we can all do to support their family through this unjust sentence that Ross is currently serving.
We want to thank Bitcoin for all it’s contributions to the world and for bringing to our awareness of what’s possible for the future of freedom in ways that we are discovering together as a community!
Happy 10th Birthday Bitcoin!!Here’s to the next ten years ahead!
We are sure it’s going to be a wild ride – but we are all in this together and Bitcoin…
We’ve Got Your Back!
Thank you for all you’ve done for our community!
Peace, Love and Anarchy,
The Anarchapulco Team
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