High school reunion and some of my old friends were inspired by my Facebook Bitcoin posts and now looking into "blockchain tech" for their respective industries. "IOTA looks promising" "We're looking into ETH/EOS for healthcare automation".
We created a monster, inadvertently, like nuclear engineers with the atom bomb (well not really because those actually work). Is it our responsibility to destroy it, or does everyone have to take the hero's journey alone?
We need people to educate themselves not just follow who sounds the smartest.
Vitalik and his love for complexity is blinding for those stuck in that mental trap.
YOU clean up the mess you created, pal 😁
...or send them over here and won't listen to you again 🤣
To be fair I *never* advocated for blockchain tech or tokens. I was lucky to have visionnary mentors as part of a closed-door guild of early adopters.
I was complicit in my ambiguity and nonchalance though, and in using blockchain in my branding as a way to get banking relationships.
I intend on correcting this mistake though
Our goal was to sneak Bitcoin through the backdoor via opentimestamps, sidechains and tokenized securities and digital assets on colored coins (which anyway we planned on developing scalable protocols for if sidechains didn't work out).
The "sneak X through the backdoor via Y" is a very competitive business, apparently 😅
Quite frankly, they sound like typical, albeit well-intentioned, noobs. They'll learn eventually that the only blockchain that works is Bitcoin, or they won't and suffer the consequences.
@Francispouliot the earlier adopters can only leave breadcrumbs / meaningful cues in their wake, in hopes of easing the hero's journey for those who follow. Their path today may be more convoluted than the one we followed in simpoler times, but if we do our part there will be a small bright light for them to see through the fog.
@Francispouliot You promoted Bitcoin, they only heard blockchain. It's not really your fault and we didn't create anything.