Integrity is Paramount to Bitcoin’s Success

In: Bitcoin, Mish-mash, Red Said

I wrote the following on the Coingeek’s Craig Wright 2nd Interview comment area, but don’t know if it will be allowed by the moderator. I made a few minor corrections to the doc and added a few details.

If anyone would like to send satoshis because they gained something from reading it, I will graciously accept them. I did have $30 in bitcoin donated to me for the Vegas panel which seemed ironic. However, no amount of money can make up for the stress, loss of time, and loss of respect due to the disparagement, caused by Craig and those associated with him, that I have suffered for nearly 2 years.

I refused to do any interviews about my relationship with Craig, as well as refused to do a feature in a major publication. I also did not provide a defense to the trolls who said horrible things about me, causing my three grown children to beg me to abandon this project and those associated with it. I told my kids it was a family matter. Bitcoin has been my family, since 2011, for better, or for worse.

Bitcoin has not been an asset for me. It has not been an investment to add to my portfolio. It was insurance against being destitute because I made a decision when I was 12 years old that the State’s sole purpose is to destroy the individual, and I could not bear to live a life on those terms. I am not interested in seeking permission from anyone to keep the fruit of my labor or be granted partial ownership over that which I steward. Bitcoin is the first sign of hope that I have encountered in 37 years for anyone to be able to create, profit, own, and then leave a legacy behind that says, “I left the world better than I found it.” ~ M7 AKA Bitcoin Belle

 

I think, Craig, that people are interested not in your opinion, but rather in facts. You can say all sorts of things, and you and I both know that you do that quite well. But this is a community that requires facts and demonstrations of claims. Thus far, you are coming up short on both of these requirements.

Nick Szabo suggested that you write a paper on your claim that Bitcoin is Turing complete. He is someone who has provided a wealth of knowledge and leadership in computer science, economics, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency. You have not done so thus far, but instead, have garnered several people to collude with you in your claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto without offering any verifiable proof. You also huff and puff about your accomplishments but the evidence of those is also lacking.

Vitalik Buterin made the point, while on stage with Gavin, that if something is true, it is most efficient to prove that in the most simple of terms, in response to your elaborate schemes. And yes, I call them schemes.

If you are interested in being a man of character and integrity, you have some explaining and apologizing to do. To me. I may be a mouthy broad, but nobody can accuse me of lacking integrity, nor using people for my gain and at their expense. I gave no interviews and in no way profited from my private 6 months of near daily communication with you. I am the only one to have interacted with you who can say that.

So whether in character or in deed, you have shown yourself to be a swine at best. Obviously not cured.

Bitcoin Belle AKA M7 AKA Michele Seven

My Bitcoin Video Faves

In: Mish-mash, Red Said

I was first introduced to Bitcoin in 2011 while living in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project and co-hosting on Free Talk Live. Although my discretionary monies were confiscated  by the CA Tax Franchise Board and my trading account levied by the I Ruin Souls gang, which precluded me from purchasing Bitcoin, tips and gifts drew me into the marketplace earlier than otherwise would have been possible. So, despite thieves shutting down my ability to transact as I had for two decades, providing jobs and blessings with the fruit of my labor voluntarily, patience and staying-the-course rewarded me.

Bitcoin has enabled me to be productive in a way that the political system, that is intertwined with the USD would otherwise deprive me of, to the loss of not only the robbers I refuse to pay, but also those who benefit from my willingness to conduct commerce and trade. In other words, the doers. And it is just the beginning. The very beginning. Cryptocurrency is the most exciting, revolutionary, and important contribution I have witnessed in the 34 years I’ve been an advocate for freedom.

The following are my current favorite videos, and along with Satoshi Nakamoto’s love letter are what I recommend to people who want to understand what I consider to be the highest potential for Bitcoin- the ownership of the fruit of one’s labor.

1)  Bitcoin Crash Course with Andreas Antonopoulos @aantonop

2) How Bitcoin Will End the Nation State @jeffreyatucker

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3) Roger Ver “The Bitcoin Jesus”;s 1000 BTC Bet Made Good @rogerkver

4) Jeff Berwick

And then there is this which I just love… Definitive History of Bitcoin