Read_720 – A History of Bitcoin Maximalism [Jameson Lopp]

“This was how more mainstream Bitcoin culture degraded from intellectual expressions of ideas (2017-era debates) to tribal recreations of the past. The old enemies were replaced with new enemies who were more convenient for the times, but we retained the “Bitcoiners against the world” ethos of the scaling era, which led to many newbies being overly defensive of their beliefs. It’s worth noting that this is a recurring cycle (and of course, a general trope of “the good ol’ days”) because in 2017 people were saying how much better the discussions were in 2014, and in 2014, people missed the discussions of 2011. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon as communities go from niche interest to mainstream.” – Jameson Lopp

Today we cover an amazing breakdown of the history, evolution, and current state of Bitcoin Maximalism as seen through the perspective of Jameson Lopp, an incredible beneficiary to the bitcoin ecosystem, and long time maximalist and OG. Lopp has been an incredible resource over the years, and brings us a thorough breakdown of his views on how the Bitcoin only ethos arose, and why he thinks its found itself where it is today. This is not to be missed.

The other episode mentioned numerous times in this article covering the ideas around Bitcoin Maximalism, non monetary use of the timechain, how to define bitcoin and its culture, and the viability of token networks and “crypto assets” for other utility…
Guy’s Take #59 – We’re Not Going Anywhere
Only the Strong Survive:
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Chat #79 – The Spirit of Bitcoin with John Vallis
Chat #77 – Stone Cold Storage in a Fiat World with NVK

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