A years-long intellectual debate on bitcoin’s technological roadmap has spilled over into Twitter, resulting in a wave of suspicions and shadowbans.
The early returns of the first ever presidential election tracked on a blockchain are in, but some problems not even distributed ledgers can solve.
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Me: oh damn bitcoin is down a bit
Friend: Bitcoin is going to be irrelevant soon
Me: please elaborate
Friend: Its just hype and it isn’t a good system
M: do you know what blockchain is
F: dude its just going to be irrelevant
M: Banks will be irrelevant once people realize how effective a borderless decentralized peer to peer system will be
F: yeah idk dude but i did hear about a guy who invested in bitcoin in the 90s and is a millionaire rn
M: Bitcoin was created in 2009 as a result of the stock market crash of 2008
F: well it was some crypto
M: Bitcoin is the first crypto
F: I don’t believe that
M: I don’t think you realize how much research I do about this stuff
F: Yeah but everything you’re reading is from the internet
M: … what
F: Whats mining I always hear about it?
I killed him in his sleep later that night. We are a long ways away from the general public understanding bitcoin