Bitcoin has opened my eyes to many things, politics, economics and the way we operate as a society. It’s brought me far more questions than answers, and as I try to make sense of all the chaos and why we tend to organise ourselves in a certain way, it sends me down different rabbit holes. I’ve engaged with Bitcoin holders from many different countries and walks of life, age groups, and even then, Bitcoiners don’t agree on everything.

Most of the Bitcoiners I come into contact with are there to strike it rich; there’s nothing wrong with that; I think…


I have been reading all about the latest Elon Drama with Bitcoin. First, they loved him for buying 1.5 Billion USD worth of Bitcoin for Tesla; then we were torn when he sold to bag a profit but still kept a large portion of Bitcoin on the balance sheet. Then we raved when he said that Telsa would accept BTC payments for their cars, probably where he got the extra BTC to dump too.

Now his turned around and said Bitcoin is not green enough for him, and they won’t be accepting BTC payments but will keep the Bitcoin on…


I am always looking out for ways to earn a few extra satoshis on the side; Bitcoin bought is sweet, but Bitcoin earned is always a lot sweeter. I’ve tried using several fitness apps that pay you in crypto, and so far, I don’t really see a clear leader. They all pretty gimmicky, and to be honest, their tokenomics aren’t that great many of their coins aren’t worth much, nor have a deep enough market for you to sell or get anything from it.

I think trying to tokenise everything and maintain your own token was a novel idea, but…


I don’t consider myself a Bitcoin maxi, but I am a big fan of the protocol and the asset. In my portfolio of digital assets, it makes up the majority of my holdings. During the bull run, there’s obvious jubilation and celebration as your faith and conviction are rewarded. I think Bitcoiners have every right to enjoy these moments, but many critiques their attitude as crass and the meme culture around Bitcoin as toxic.

You hear it all the time, toxic Bitcoiners, Bitcoin toxicity bla bla bla, it’s easy to dismiss the crowd and think they a bunch of crazies…


As Bitcoin continues to surge up in price people are starting to take note, people who aren’t running inside the crypto circles and they’re asking themselves, why is the price of Bitcoin so darn high. It’s far beyond the yearly salary of a large part of the world, so how the hell can one person justify a year’s salary after tax stuffed into random numbers backed up on a distributed database.

As a Bitcoiner myself, it doesn’t make a lot of sense when you think about it like that, but I want to look at what is value and why…


As fiat money continues to devalue over time due to the rampant inflation and loose fiscal and monetary policy employed by governments and central banks, those downstream are either getting creamed or desperately looking for alternative stores of value.

The race to debase money so it can be used by the government to artificially direct the economy and its citizens in a direction they choose is always going to be attractive, having that power won’t soon be let go and it’s why the smart money is doing seemly dumb things to the outsider.

Forget creative accounting; it’s now about creative investing.

You can either be a cash holder…


When getting into the world of cryptocurrency asking the intent for any advice is going to see you come in contact with bagholders who are staunch “shillers”. These early investors are convinced that their bet is a winner and now are trying to convince others to replicate their trade.

If you’ve put time or money or you’re getting rewarded for bringing in new users, you have a firm incentive to want to promote a certain coin or project and get more people involved. …


As cryptocurrency and blockchain continue to expand and find new solutions for the financial problems we face, we’ve seen a growing trend that I think is important for anyone building in this sector, to understand. The growth of stable coins has been a fascinating one to watch, and I think that it could be the blueprint for a lot of features that will be added to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the future.

You see, when Bitcoin and many cryptos liked it launched, the value of the coin was set by the market, how many buyers versus sellers, it’s the same…


As the traditional economy continues to break apart, anyone who has any creativity and trying to provide solutions that conflict with the government is going to get squeezed. Governments want to be the only game in town, as they help create monopolies in tonnes of sectors, they too intend to have a monopoly — the greatest monopoly of all, the monopoly of money.

Stable coins have been a revelation regardless of how you feel about them and the drama surrounding projects like USDT. …


I hold Bitcoin, yes I do, I hold Bitcoin, how about you? A summary of some of my conversations of late. As with many Bitcoiners when I found out about this magical internet money I shouted from the rooftops on how it would change the world, even when I didn’t know all I know now, I was still utterly convinced that “this Bitcoin thing” would become the thing in the new future.

My big mouth naturally got me burned and ridiculed and had social media faeces hurled ay my head and I forever am marked with the cryptographic Scarlett letter.

From No Che to Satoshi

Ché Köhler

Co-founder of nichemarket, a South African Business Directory and digital marketing agency — https://www.nichemarket.co.za/

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