"Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world." -Eric Hughes, Cypherpunk
Privacy is not secrecy.
There's a fair number of people outside of the Bitcoin Ecosystem because they think it's for criminals, or for nefarious actors, or is somehow evil. i can understand this, because i believe this is why i didn't get involved until 2015. Before that, i had only read headlines, and i decided i wouldn't l👀k into it further.
Once i studied Bitcoin more than 10 hours, i saw a much different story. Even today, early Bitcoin adopters capture great risk and generational value by participating in a generation disrupting technology.
Money is fundamentally a language of value exchange. Bitcoin is an internet protocol whose language is encrypted computer code living on top of "blockchain technology" via The Internet. Since May 1999, computer code has been protected by the first ammendment as free speech in the U.S.A.
Bitcoin is a twelve year free speech experiment on the open and Free Market. The world has never seen anything like this before.
Those who find out about how Bitcoin brings truth, honesty, security, a store of value, and unconfiscatability to money do so by learning about more than what the headlines explain...