This is an editorial by entrepreneur, author of “Rainmaking Made Simple” and Bitcoiner Mark Mariah.
Bitcoin price is not the main factor for consensus.
I would like to give a few challenges to all Bitcoiners who profess to be a strong believer in the value of Bitcoin. That said, I’m a boomer — not the beloved demographic of Bitcoin supporters. What do you mean? Cursed twice. Lawyers are educated and trained to look for downsides. What are the downsides, weaknesses, and blind spots of the Bitcoin community? I see multiple blind spots and would like to share some.
One of the Bitcoiners’ blind spots is that most of us fail to grasp the full potential of peer-to-peer human networks as a tool for adoption. That is, person-to-person. Bitcoin enthusiasts as a group are willing to teach anyone interested in Bitcoin one-on-one. My only request is that we all do more of it.
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How many people can you show how to get out of scratch and get Bitcoin every day, every week, every month, every year? Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and most recently Gwyneth Paltrow are giving away Bitcoin. why not you What are you waiting for?
Sharing a piece of your satoshi with friends and family is no big deal if you truly believe that the purchasing power of Bitcoin will increase. Hand out some Satoshi. Serving the most curious and educating them through hands-on experience. If all adults were able to use the Bitcoin network to transact and transmit value, would local economies be more resilient? Absolutely. Even if only a small percentage did learn, it would be far better than the current reality. success.
What I’ve learned by giving out satats to friends and family is that it’s fun and fundamentally reduces people’s skepticism and mistrust of Bitcoin. helps. It’s so easy, it’s a positive experience! It’s meant to spark curiosity. The ease of sending money without permission from a bank, company, or government has not been lost on anyone I’ve done this with, and many of them are well off financially.
Almost everyone is blown away by how easy it is. Sometimes he gives a friend $5 worth of bitcoin and he gets $1 back via Lightning-Her network. With 1 million bitcoiners giving out sats to nocoiners he 20 times a year, and every year he adds 20 million more to the network.
Network adoption requires people to use it. But they should understand it too. Think strategically about who you give Bitcoin to. It turns out that many waiters and waitresses are hungry to learn about Bitcoin, and the pitch is simple. I usually start with the question, “Have you ever been tipped with Bitcoin?” Or “Have you ever been offered a tip in bitcoin by a patron?” If they jump out of their shoes and ignore other tables, you know they can teach.
Inflation is rampant, and every time Jerome Powell prints a Monopoly note, it’s reflected in the price he pays for food, energy, housing, and other goods and services. Help those who want to see Bitcoin as insurance against money printing and learn about the most amazing savings techniques that preserve purchasing power. Encourage you to keep it for at least a year, if not a few years. I hope that some of you will accept this challenge. If you don’t get positive feedback, try something new.
Telling people to “enjoy being poor” is not a great recruiting tool.
call to action
In the next 48 hours, reach out to anyone interested in learning more about Bitcoin and see how it feels to educate them on the Bitcoin network. If you get rejected, it’s probably because you preached too much or were arrogant.
Find out where their financial pain lies. No pain, no Bitcoin. Each person’s financial distress is different in each country, region, state, and family. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to onboarding people.
This is a guest post by Mark Mariaa. Opinions expressed are entirely his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his BTC Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.