This is an introductory opinion piece by Nozomi Hayas Ph.D., who has a background in psychology and human development.
From the anti-war resistance to the social justice movement, activists have engaged in countless tough battles. Their relentless efforts, rather than achieving positive results, seem to keep them in perpetual struggle. Now, a breakthrough in computer science has changed the rules of the game. Bitcoin, by empowering individuals, is beginning to disrupt the world. In this article, I will show how Bitcoin is a currency of love and how it inspires creative work in ordinary people, and generates social change.
In 1971, in the midst of the Vietnam War, John Lennon released an inspirational song. “imagine“People are asked to envision a world where people are united in peace. Later, with the message”Give peace a chanceJun and Yoko Ono make an argument for the importance of love, showing that it is the ultimate antidote to violence.
For more than half a century since their plea for peace, the oligarch’s war game has accelerated. The ever-increasing pursuit of power by an exclusive group expanded the hegemony of petrodollars and provoked military action to control resources. In the aftermath of the tragedy of 9/11, the US war on terror, including the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, spread fear and hatred and made the world a more dangerous place.
Now, these destructive forces continue with the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the increase of US military power through the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) across Europe.
Love as a powerful force that can change the world has been stifled in our society. This has to do with our current monetary system and the economy that it built.
money as a debt
Paper money is declared legal tender by government decree; It has no intrinsic value. This kind of money is really a debt, in the form of a bond. The circulating supply is controlled by the central banks, which lend people money in return for the duty to pay interest.
This debt-based money is used to create a heavy consumption economy that gives unfair advantages and benefits to those close to printing money. The system extracts energy and resources from hardworking people, and basically suppresses our hearts. It crushes our will to experience joy and love.
We see this in relation to our professions. For most people, work has become something they have to do to maintain their livelihood. The majority of them engage in 9-5 nonsensical jobs, doing what they don’t like doing.
Moreover, this centrally controlled monetary system led to what Andrew Ross did Describe “Credit democracy” – a society in which the state serves the interests of a class of creditors and entraps the public with debts they cannot repay. From credit cards and student loans to medical expenses, people who have accumulated huge debts have become servants by decades. Economic forces are used to suppress love as a fountain of creativity.
Satoshi’s gift to humanity
Fortunately, the invention of Bitcoin has unleashed a powerful force that can overcome the forces of destruction in the world. In the genesis of Bitcoin, it was motivated by love, which was demonstrated by the act of its mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.
When our actions come from our love for the act itself, we often don’t expect anything in return. We do things freely, not as dictated by external forces or out of a sense of obligation, but engaging in this activity gives us joy and happiness. It has its own value. This feeling of love is a gift. It is not something we create, but it arises in us automatically. When we choose to act out of this love, we receive this gift that is given to us.
Satoshi worked on the sound money protocol tirelessly without compensation and without any guarantee of its results. Through his work full of love, by engaging in his own activities of intrinsic value, he discovered a gift to humanity.
Bitcoin, with a fixed supply limit, is a new class of asset-based money. The emergence of this new ownership has opened up new possibilities, whereby people can free themselves from the fabricated interest obligations imposed by private banks.
In a debt-based monetary system, the recipients of money become borrowers who have been given promissory notes to repay them. With Bitcoin, on the other hand, the recipients owe nothing. The act carried by the love of the act itself, established by its originator, does not create a need to return in the receiver the meaning of “I owe you.” Such work does not entail debts. It creates a new course of action that does not obligate individuals to anticipate and need to repay.
Bitcoin has opened a path to the heart. Inspired by Satoshi’s creativity, people began to follow the motive behind love. Many took a leap of faith, leaving their old jobs and asking for the gift – to discover and develop their talents and skills. From developers and wallet providers to memes makers, people all over the world are starting to use their time and energy to add value to this technology.
Through the acts of love that individuals do freely, orchestrated through the consensus algorithm, a dynamic market is created. As it synchronized with the rhythmic expansion and contraction of our heart, a new life began, producing one block to another in 10 minutes.
Bitcoin can be thought of as our 24/7, uninterrupted, networked heart. Through our loving actions, a new currency enters circulation to generate a flow of economic activities. The power of love being distributed across the network began to break the bondage of debt.
Now, more than 13 years after the first Bitcoin block was mined, the cycle of giving started by Satoshi continues. The generosity of a Bitcoin early adopter and philanthropist (who wishes to remain anonymous) has incited the Bitcoin Beach project in a small mountainous country in Central America. After that, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, who recognized the importance of bitcoin, took a huge political risk by making his country the first to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender.
Bukele’s courageous move has created hope for the people of El Salvador. It gave ordinary people a chance to end the era of neoliberalism that stole their future. Courage became contagious. OG Bitcoiners Max Keizer and Stacy Herbert Go to With relentless optimism in El Salvador. Together with Cory Klippsten, founder of Swan Bitcoin and Bitcoiner Ventures, they launched El Zonte Capital, an investment company that facilitates the use of hypercoins.
A creative couple, now an American expat, is betting on the victorious transformation of a country long exploited by the International Monetary Fund working for American interests. They were organizing educational events And the Workshops To help local people gain the skills and knowledge to claim their individual sovereignty.
Keizer, from Reported From the front lines of the financial war, note the positive changes that are taking place:
In El Salvador, 70% of Salvadorans who do not have a bank account now have the option to use bitcoin as money. tourism I slept 82.8% in the first half of 2022. With growing prospects for economic growth, more and more Salvadorans have been forced to flee the country find their way home.
Give peace a chance
Bitcoin is the currency of love powered by our abundance. Love knows no bounds. It crosses the varied shapes and colors of national flags, and crosses borders to touch people’s hearts.
Now, a new game is running. Samson Mow, founder of gaming company Pixelmatic and former chief strategist of Blockstream, ignites the spirit of gaming globally. with January 3a Bitcoin technology company focused on mass Bitcoin adoption, this peaceful diplomat engages nation states to align incentives with Bitcoin to mitigate conflict and strengthen union.
“I want peace now. We can have peace if we want it now,” John Lennon once Tell the scientist. We mentioned that all we have to do is awaken the power within ourselves.
We cannot fight to end the war and stop the destruction of the world. Only by generating our own creative power of love can we overcome violence. Through a network of consensus implanted by our imagination, we can now give peace a chance.
This is a guest post by Nozomi Hayas. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BTC Inc. Or Bitcoin Magazine.