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Who is Bitcoin for?

Bitcoin is for you
Let’s start with the most important person in the world — You!
Wonderful, special, you.
Yes you!
Whoever you are. Wherever you are. Whatever you’ve done. Or whatever you haven’t. None of that matters.
You can use Bitcoin.
If you want.
You are welcome.
Bitcoin welcomes you…

Satoshi Nakamoto himself CREATED Bitcoin,
AND he also personified the SPIRIT of Bitcoin.

He was a perfect role model, demonstrating the highest intelligence, the highest integrity and, in fact, the greatest generosity.

Let Us First Discuss His Intelligence:

He solved what experts said was an unsolvable problem — The Byzantine General’s problem.
But he didn’t just simply solve this problem with any traditional strategy.
He solved this war game by turning it into a cooperation game.
Most of us grew up playing competitive games, not cooperative ones.
Games with winners and also losers.
Bitcoin is a cooperative game.
And everyone who participates wins.

In Solving this problem, Satoshi Created a Revolutionary Invention: BITCOIN


In my article “Bitcoin is a Test”, I claimed that Bitcoin was a teacher that teaches you about yourself. As it relates to me, Bitcoin taught me that I am a teacher. It also taught me what it means to be a teacher. What follows is what Bitcoin taught me about me and about teaching.

They say “Bitcoin Changes You”. I now say it too. My passion for learning about Bitcoin and sharing that learning lead to many people telling me I am a teacher, although several used the Japanese word “Sensei” when telling me that. …

Tomer’s Podcast Appearances

I’ve appeared on a number of podcasts since I started writing about Bitcoin.

Here’s where you can find those appearances. I’ve broken them down into three types of appearances (plus a fourth, my own podcast):

  1. Readings and Discussions of Particular Pieces of Writing (each of these podcasts contain me reading at least one of my pieces).
    I intend to focus most of my future appearances on this type of podcast. This will ensure that each appearance is fresh material and not a repeat of some other appearance.
    It is unlikely I’ll ever read the same piece twice. I’ll only do…

People ask me, “Can you explain why you dislike Ethereum and recommend against buying or holding it?”

Here is my explanation.

Creating a New Community: Its Constitution and the Roles Needed

Imagine starting a new community. The community will be called “Ethereum”. A number of promises will be made to encourage people to join this community:

There will be a number of different roles in this community.

There will be a working class — a group that does the work the community needs to operate it. They will get paid for their work, but they will also have to pay their own expenses. Let’s call this group the miners.


Part II of The Essence of Bitcoin:

You can listen to my reading and discussion of this article on the Dumbest Guy in the Room Podcast here.

Painting a Portrait of Bitcoin

In this article, I want to paint a mental picture of Bitcoin in action.

This is not easy to do. Bitcoin isn’t a physical entity. No actual light bounces off it, so ‘seeing’ it directly with the eyes isn’t possible. Neither is hearing it, smelling it, tasting it or touching it.

Recalling the Essence of Bitcoin — Moral Virtue Bound to Mathematical Proof

Bitcoin’s essence, as I wrote in part I of this series, has to do with its binding of moral principles — principles that can be violated — with mathematical…

Part 1: How Money, Energy and Morality Are Related

Getting to the Essence of a Matter

If you were to ask the question “What is man?” you might get a clever reply like “Mostly water.” Such an answer wouldn’t be incorrect, but it would hardly be useful. It wouldn’t, after all, tell you the difference between a man and a watermelon or a cup of tea, all of which are mostly water.

If you go deeper and ask the question “What is the essence of man?” you’re in for a very long discussion. That’s a discussion that has been going on for thousands of years. …

I came across an interesting twitter bio for a bitcoiner last week who goes by the handle “Peace of Bitcoin”. It read:

What if I told you, YOU could save earth and help it thrive for eternity? #bitcoinandbeyond I’m here for what happens next… #justmypeace #hodl

I knew this was possible based on a profound experience which showed me how Bitcoin, in combination with humans, would in fact save the Earth for eternity. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that someone else also appeared to have discovered this. So I sent her a couple of direct messages. …

This article is here to help you find what you’re looking for from what I’ve authored. I have written several collections of articles about Bitcoin and have decided to organize them here for readers.

There are three collections so far:

  1. Why Bitcoin, The Series: Twenty-Five short articles (2–4 minutes long) with original takes on Bitcoin that are suited for everyone from pre-coiners (total beginners) to experienced veterans.
  2. Who Are The Bitcoiners?: Articles about the people in Bitcoin and the incredible culture of integrity they have developed. How and why Bitcoin forms this community with its extraordinary values.
  3. Deep Takes on Bitcoin: Longer reads that go deep down the Bitcoin “rabbit hole” for people who are ready to explore topics about Bitcoin that go way beyond “digital money”.

Are you ready to go deeeeeeeep down the rabbit hole? You’ve Come to the Right Place

I’ve got lots of stories to write here, but each one takes a lot of time and energy to produce — almost as much as a new Bitcoin block.

1. How Bitcoin is Like A Giant Cybernetic Meta-Brain

Not only is Bitcoin life-like, it adapts to its environment to survive. One adaptation it has made is that it has developed a means of becoming aware of the world it exists in and solving its problems. It does this by creating a brain-like structure in which bitcoiners themselves play the part that individual brain cells play in brains!

2. Bitcoin’s Fundamental Value Is That It Is the Most Excellent Money That Exists

Proving that Bitcoin beats anything else that ever existed as money using…

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