Bitcoin is officially becoming a teenager today.
If you think we've seen volatility, brace yourself for Bitcoin's puberty years :D
Ten years ago today - on January 3, 2009 - Satoshi Nakamoto made the very first transaction on the bitcoin blockchain. It was a simple - but not random - message - a headline from a newspaper of that day.
By now, this newspaper has become a crypto collectible!
The old paradigm system enters the 4th stage of grief
After ignoring Bitcoin for a few years, then fighting it, and finally bargaining with it ("Okay, we want blockchain, but without Bitcoin and the decentralisation part...") the old paradigm system will now gradually move into the 4th stage of grief: depression.
Everyone who has lost something or someone suddenly, goes through the five stages of grief:
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression --> Acceptance.
...and everyone who's been paying attention can see the writing on the wall. The next financial crisis is already in the making.
The next few years won't be pretty, but let's focus on the prize - the 5th stage: acceptance!!
This is the beginning of a new 7-year cycle. By 2025 we will live in a different world. Let's join forces to make sure it's a decentralised one, in which we get to live free and self-directed lives. If not for you, do it for your children and the world and society you will leave behind for them.
It will be a rocky ride, but it will be worth it.