This year, we are kicking off the Billion Hero Challenge.
Unfortunately, I can't talk about that today because we now have a world-class New York City Marketing Firm telling us not to publish anything on a holiday. Even if it's only observed in America. I guess that's progress.
So, instead I will concentrate on our plan to make the Fourth of July a holiday for everyone.
Some people expect there to be market fireworks today, but there were no fireworks on July 4, 1776. Skirmishes had been happening since the Boston Tea Party the prior year and the battles continued for many long years afterwards. But Americans still celebrate the Fourth of July.
I'm not sure which Fourth of July will be remembered more, 1776, 2013, or 2017? It doesn't really matter, the struggle will no doubt continue. As Thomas Jefferson once said,
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the BitShares of patriots and tyrants."
...or words to that effect.
And so on this Fourth of July we have added 3,000,000 BTS, more precious than blood, to that noble cause. The cause of freedom.
Where did we get that number? Three million BTS was worth one million dollars when BitShares first gained 100x above its all time low five month's before. That forms the new base on which we will build another 1000x of growth this decade. Our puny million dollar sacrifice to freedom in the billion-hero-prize account will quickly grow to become a billion dollar juggernaut in a trillion dollar platform that the no power on earth will be able to resist.
Like a rolling stone.
These days our freedom is most in danger from those who control our money. "Give me control of a planet's money and I care not who makes its laws," they still believe. Our goal is to motivate humanity to take back control of their own money. To join us in deploying honest money and a level playing field in which to spend it. A playing field where would-be tyrants can no longer gum up our economic machinery and siphon off our prosperity. We plan to start lighting brushfires of freedom everywhere.
"A way to secure life, liberty, and property" was the stated goal when Dan Larimer set out on the quest to develop BitShares on July 4, 2013. That is still what we are doing today. Then, Dan aimed to deploy overwhelming technical firepower. He succeeded and continues to succeed in that arms race. Today we add even more awesome marketing firepower.
And the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it!
So you may not see many fireworks in the BitShares markets today. But we have just fired another shot heard around the world.
Do you feel that butterfly flapping its wings? You surely will.
About the Author -- Stan Larimer
Here are some of the best links for inquiring about us:
The Original HERO Definition Post - “The Hero from BitShares Island"
The Billion Hero Challenge Announcement
The Avant Garde Magazine Special Issue
Tutorials on How to Participate
https://bitshares.org/ - Features of BitShares Overview
http://www.sovereignhero.com/ - A collection of information about the Hero currency offered on the BitShares platform.
http://docs.hero.global/en/master/ - Great documentation
https://steemit.com/eos/@trogdor/eos-vs-ethereum-for-dummies - EOS is the growth path for BitShares and the Hero
Contrarian Articles - Risks, Special Case and Exceptions
**Excel formula for calculating today’s reference price for the Hero: **
It's about Honest Money. The hero is a stable, fast, appreciating market pegged asset that is backed by the equity of the platform which manages it. No counter party risk like other currencies backed by government debt or gold that may or may not be in a vault. And it grows, by definition, by 5% APR against the dollar. The Hero is borrowed into existence by someone who uses BTS as collateral - like a home equity loan uses your house as collateral. Except you can sell, trade, spend or hold the Hero like a coin.