WHY I LEFT BITNATION- A CO-FOUNDER STORY

in news •  last year

“Leave no stone unturned”



Living for your dreams is hard, but living without them is an impossible choice.

I have attempted to write this statement hundreds of times.

It has been challenging.

And yet... it has been completely freeing to be at peace with the knowledge the right decision has been made. To know the right steps toward necessary change are in motion.

Knowing is a form of closure, reflection is a form of knowledge.


If you would allow me to reflect, I will share what I can.


Many of you "know" me, or of me, from my work pioneering several large ventures in the blockchain industry;


as friends of mine would phrase it “for being the woman with balls big enough, and vision broad enough to believe that change is possible, and to make that change happen, even in the face of adversity”.

Sure, I've been called crazy.

Great!

Crazy is a compliment, because being different changes the standard.

Being principled will cause those changes to live long beyond the sum of what the idea of "I" am.

"I" am crazy enough to stick by my principles when most people are just out to make money and take advantage of a broken system. Through living with principle, I hope to encourage others to develop their own.

Only with our powers of integrity and empathy combined can we create waves big enough to really rock the boat toward deep wealth instead of shallow progress.

My morals have not made me the richest woman on the planet (yet), but they have given me character. Authentic character, self-transcendence and emotional integrity, desperately needed qualities in modern leadership.

I have lead, I have loved and I have lost. Life has not always been easy, but it has always been interesting. I have learned the importance of letting go, even if that means clearing space by leaving something I love. Something I have invested a significant amount of emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual energy into.

I was a co-founder of BitNation. I helped build a company that was deeply and fundamentally important to me. I let her go. I let her go to figure out how to honor the principles I vowed when I started to build her. My work thrives in the pursuit of peace. Not violence. No war, empathy over authority, restorative justice.

There are so many things I could say to expound on why I made the decision to leave.

It should have been a hard decision.

I invested three years of my life into co-founding that venture.

But... I cannot sacrifice the integrity of my principles to win.

The future of governance should not be about propagating failed incentives of the past. Hegelian dialectic should not be employed to force people to choose between two more or less violent alternatives with central control. Our human potential is powerful, and we deserve better from each other and FOR each other.

In the pursuit of pursuing a vision for a more peaceful planet without the continued use of violence, I left.

Now, I find myself here, creating CULTU.RE.

CULTU.RE is the next generation of governance for an interplanetary society.

Join us in the pursuit of peace.

https://cultu.re
https://t.me/joinchat/FYzqIg6nUU-u40STC2N6ZA

Always,
@tlc

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

For those who don't know TLC, she is an amazing woman. In addition to founding Bitnation, she also founded CoinTelegraph, Ford Motor Company and the Vatican.

People like her don't need to be present any time near the founding of an organization to co-found it. Her influence is so powerful, it supersedes time and space.

Massive thanks to @stan for the reblog :)

I've reblogged as well since I do feel the same way, personally I don't feel the same way about the LGBTQ .... I don't think love is just feel goods and understanding and I do not like loving relationships between the same sexes, I think it takes away from potential growth and personal development, choosing to sit it out and let go from the "negativity" and pain is good, but it shouldn't be a last step, human interactions are complex. (geared towards your previous post more so than the current one, TED talk and all)

Anyways I do however like the way you think and what you are aiming for, freedom and opportunity coupled with personal and spiritual honesty and integrity are needed for a better world, that's true.

I'm wondering what caused you to step back from your project, also I'm guessing that's you in the TED talk, so I applaud your passion :)

Thank you for striving for a better tomorrow,

Kind Regards!

I'm glad you've made a decision that allows you to close one chapter of your life and open a new one. Exciting times.

What are the first steps required for Culture to remove itself from existing government structures?

·

Check out our team and you will get an idea. The idea is to give people the freedom to remain interoperable.

·

Opt-in for the win!

·
·

Mantap.

https://www.facebook.com/susanne.tarkowski.tempelhof/posts/10155135659331417

Don't shoot the messenger. Just thought you might want to see this. I have no opinions. I'm not involved.

·

thanks for sharing. no negativity!

Nicely written and very inspiring. Seems like this could go almost hand in hand with the project that I'm working on, DLearn, which aims to bridge the divide between the wealthy and the impoverished by making quality education accessible and sustainable... Wish you and your team much success!! Salúd... INTEGRITY over EVERYTHING!!

You were a co-founder? Do you have any evidence? It seems that you may have been involved but why have I never heard of you?

·

of course. you can start by googling. more importantly, i am no longer involved!

·
·

The one making the claim has the burden of truth.

·
·
·

please see comment below if you have not already!

·

I invested three years of my life into that project: protecting the company, taking all US meetings with investors and partners, setting huge network relationships in place, paying bills and speaking all over the place to promote the work we shared in together. You are welcome to ask the other former founding team members, any investor in the blockchain industry and beyond for more context.

the point is... I'm no longer there! I wish no one negatively, I merely want to clarify where I am at with my work!

You co-founded what?? Saying that you're one of the co-founders of Bitnation is like me saying I'm the co-founder of BTC because I bought my first coins in 2012. Susanne seems to strongly disagree on your claims.

·

I'm sure she does at this point and that is fine. I was given that title by her. I invested three years of my life into that project: protecting the company, taking all US meetings with investors and partners, setting huge network relationships in place, paying bills and speaking all over the place to promote the work we shared in together. You are welcome to ask the other former founding team members, any investor in the blockchain industry and beyond for more context.

the point is... I'm no longer there! I wish no one negatively, I merely want to clarify where I am at with my work!