I have been offered 1 BTC to write a post about a coin that may or may not be doing a crowsdale, from a person I may or may not have met at one of the blockchain related conferences.
The problem that the technology in question is trying to solve is a problem I have thought about 2 years ago while on a hike somewhere in the ice cold Canada (long walks are an awesome form of meditation, as well as the only way for me to get some headspace to think about things). The project in question is very ambitious, so naturally, my excitement spiked.
I've looked into the whitepaper, and the code on Github, and I have faith that at least one member of the team is legit. So I've negotiated a deal to write a post about the project for 1 BTC ($2,500 at this time).
But now...I've decided against it.
I have no objective reason for declining this offer, for it is a good one. It just feels wrong.
Perhaps I can't handle the discomforting feeling of selling out. Maybe I don't want the responsibility of being wrong, and potentially leading people astray. Or perhaps its the joy that comes with realization that I have the capacity to walk away from a good offer, and feel content about it.