VW update and why most people are confused about bitcoin...steemCreated with Sketch.

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DOWNTOWN SEATTLE:
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So I am still in Seattle and today at North Westy, Kirk Meeks and I have agreed to tackle a whole bunch of upgrades like dash gauges, awning and headlights that were done yesterday:

DASH GAUGES:
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AWNING:
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HEAD LIGHTS LIFETIME WARRANTY:
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More upgrades to come. Looks like North Westy is going to work on the transmission mount that has been making the shifter not work correct and stopping me from going too south. This will be done on Monday.

I was reading on a friends post his pro crypto message, his friend replied with the following and I want to comment and will end up shredding it to pieces:

" Dude, I get a mortgage is a scam, but so is income tax and fiat money, but it's the world we live in. Because I've taken a mortgage and bought my own property, also buying another right now, I've been able to employ people, build infrastructure that produces food on a daily basis. It's also rooted me in a community and fostered relationships that have intrinsic value. Of course all of those things are possible without a mortgage, I'm living testament that it can be done, but buying a place, allows you to invest in the long term. Harder, but not impossible to do in this economy. To answer your question on how a mortgage can produce real goods, well it's quite simple; if you buy a house to rent, you're providing the value of shelter for people, yourself or family or whoever you might rent to. If you buy land to farm, you're growing food and building permanent infrastructure that will be there for a long time and can be used by future people. If you buy a building to start a business, you produce goods that people can use. You don't have to convince me of the evils of the state or financial system, I get it more than most, but it sounds like you're trying to vocally justify your enthusiasm about gambling. Ok, I get it. But you're not producing anything that creates value in the world. You're speculating on the hope that something will increase value for you doing no work. I understand that from a high risk investment perspective, but don't put yourself on a moral high ground, thinking that you're doing anything else besides gambling. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but if you're going to virtue signal about the value, I'm calling BS. Bitcoin is a a very cool thing, but at the end of the day, it's just another means of exchange. that's what it should be used to do. I'll happily take bitcoin for any service or product I provide, but I'm not going to waste my time, hoping that I can buy something and make a profit for doing nothing on the spread. You've seen how that can go, ie like gold and silver."

His points are very good and well taken but he misses the value that can be extracted from the blockchain through services that will displace current services like; property and land registration, securities clearing and notarizing to name a few simple easy wins. This is not speculation this is a value proposition within the most secure data base decentralized server system ever created.

You see we are moving into a world of computational trust as people, governments and companies lose trust in each other. What do I mean by 'computational trust': hundreds of thousands of computers witnessing a transaction. New technology known as a token called bitcoin blockchain is a 'utility' and since it can be used like money some are doing such like me and my friends. The utility is: the most secure data base ever invented. As simple as that. My analogy is: picture it like a big spread sheet (an excel spread sheet) with 21 million cells. Each cell has a password assigned to it and that is called the keys to that cell. These keys can be transferred to other cell keys and are then owned or controlled by the new keys. There is even an open source protocol that releases these cell ownership controls over time ensuring decentralization and utilizing consensus systematic for any updates.

So now, what's the big deal in having a spread sheet that you can transfer cell ownership rights to each other? This spreadsheet is validated by lots of processing power every 10 minutes. Validated; means witnessed or notarized by the community and to date more processing power is validating the bitcoin blockchain than has ever been used for a single purpose in the history of mankind. Now then how does it become money or a type of currency: it becomes money when a value is attached to the controlling or ownership of the cell. Why would someone want to own such a utility or a portion of it? There is value in someone notarizing (witnessing) contracts in a manner so secure it has had zero down time and zero hacks or errors from the early stages - currently (bitcoin) now running over 9 years worth of 10 minute blocks of transactions. I call it triple entry accounting: a transaction 1) buyer 2) seller 3) witness by ledger and community (hundreds of thousands of witnesses). Or debit, credit and witness. You can sell services on this backbone and therefore owning control allows for a return on investment.

The fellow I quoted above like most have not taken the time to learn blockchain technology and therefore believe it is speculation. Once you understand that there is something you can do in response to what he calls "of the evils of the state or financial system" you should feel obligated to. The first thing and easy win is to shop locally. If you are really serious learn about taking the control of money away from the state with global community money (most cryptos). That is a silver bullet in the heart of the vampire mob run bankers.

PAUL COLLIN
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Thanks sir
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Great post on bitcoin blockchain ..Thanks for making us aware of the computitional trust..
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Bitcoin’s future as an alternative to the dollar and other forms of paper money is under debate, but the cryptocurrency may also shake up global payment systems before its future is decided...i think bitcoin is the best coin for invest...

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Amazing post and wonderful photographs thank you for sharing
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Thanks for supporting

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You are a great person Everone on steemit should support you:)

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Great knowledge as usual, i have referenced and thanked you in my latest post for introducing us to the concept of computational trust, that has been a true eye-opener for me and has given me a lot of trust in this whole new world. Much love.

oints are very good and properly taken however misses the fee that can be extracted from the blockchain via services with the intention to displace modern offerings like; there may be cost in someone notarizing (witnessing) contracts in a way so cozy it has had 0 down time and zero hacks or errors from the early degrees - presently (bitcoin) now strolling over 9 years well worth of 10 minute blocks of transactions.
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nice dash gauges & awning. Impressive guidelines about btc as well. excellent article @greenman

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looks like lots of vans floating around in the comment section...love it!

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like this? :)

When I fix my car @greenman

@greenman,

How much you invested on your van so far? It' looks awesome now! Dash Gauge, Awning, Lights really amazing! Great modification friend! After all you shared a good tips about BTC as well! Great article from you as always!

Cheers~


You are upgrading your van very well & if someone doubt BTC, that means he is an idiot. That's how I feel it ;). Nice article with beautiful photography~

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thx i also put winter tires on in case i head back to canada

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I didn't see it in the photography, my mistake~

PS: How about this?

Hello @greenman,

I'm never doubt BTC & never will be. You explained about BTC further well. Extraordinary good modification of your favorite van. I like those new additions.

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i would be scared of rolling it

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Hello @greenman,

fat tires & expert driving can make it happen ;)

~@mywhale

I love the expression"That is a silver bullet in the heart of the vampire mob run bankers." Totally agree

BTC has lot rise up this season. So lot of peoples has some untrust about bitcoin. But some peoples dont do they can get risk and good investment procedure has. Absolutely brilliant post @greenman.
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Nice article with beautiful photography & crypto tips also there.

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that is like my kid when he was excited

@greenman - Sir I never doubt BTC, because it's BTC Sir... :) Nice photography & nice article Sir....

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thx for resteem...a picture of her scares everyone into cryptos

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@greenman - Lol Sir, you are correct... But this gif made me laugh Sir :)

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Wow very nice post with great photography you sharing to the steemit community @greenman. 100% absolutely super. Don`t need any hassle. BTC has going forward very better way. We can earn lot of rewards.
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Wow...sound would be good. Thank you sir.
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you are a great photographer..

Always love to read your interesting post
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Thanks for resteem

Amazing photography.thanks for the this blog.

For your post propagation.
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nice photos and upvoted..
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don't we all just love counting money

Fabulous one!!!
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Nice article paul, i really like your new improvements in van and love those life time warranty headlights, blockchain technology is simply the best and it removes the possibilities of middle man, i also love bitcoin and blockchain.
Upvoted & Resteemed too

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what a difference a smile makes

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hehehehe, i agree but i am curious to see him smiling.

Wonderful vw update and nice photography.

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Beautiful van indeed, the induction of Headlights, awning and dash gauges surely increase the beauty and value of this amazing van and yes learning the blockchain technology is crucial because it is the future. Stay blessed

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Thanks great gif

Great Job!! Nice Post!
Upvoted :)

Thank you for sharing Great post and Pictures I love Photography
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Thanks for resteem

Excellent post, you van is looking super cool and those dash gauges are awesome and bitcoin blockchain is a future we all have to learn more and more about it.

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cool

Beautiful van and very informative post @greenman

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Wow hot Update of vw. excellent photos.

100% like and resteem

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good one

thanks for the new blog. that is great and nice photography.

Thanks/@greenman
Have a great day

Great travel experience sir. excelent photography.

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BTC is the beast now and no one have the right to doubt it. who's doubting it will regret soon.

Nice greenman great you r very nice

Nice post friend you r hero dreem hero

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Mind blowing photography.im a new member here .this is my first comment in steemit .after reading your past articles i guess your a great traveller and you love your vw van so much .thanks for share your moment .uptove done @greenman

entretendo el articulo

It will take me a while to own a bitcoin, as I am new at this. You have helped me to make more sense of its value.
Wish I could see your van and all of the upgrades. Just purchased an old chevy van to tool around in. Thanks 🐓🐓

all my doubts about BTC were vanished after reading this sir.thanks for clearing up the mess in my head..nice photos and nice post and anyway you have done a great job as i think (i m not that specialized about vehicle things) anyway thanks alot again for clearing all those doubts i had and made me to believe in this :) so i wish to upvote and resteem your post

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Good point Paul. Most people have tendency not to believe in something they don't understand. As a result they criticize it without any valid point. How about internet in yhe beginning ? You can say it was not bringing any tangible value too. How about currency exchanges and traders? Don't they wait for better opportunity and make money doing nothing? :) How about immovable property traders? They buy and sell flats with a purpose of profit, not providing someone with living place. I totally disagree with a comment of that guy, he just lives in a very small world. Upvoted and RESTEEMED.

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thx for resteem

Its so amazing...................

Inspite of the article your Van is looking kinda cool and to go on a ride with it it sure is gonna be fun.
& many of the things have been cleared out in the post thanks for that !

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always following you always read you post thanks you

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hiii @greenman, very nicely written article with amazing photography of different oarts of car.like dash guage and headlights. and the pic of downtown seattle is much attractive. and the confusion about bitcoin is no doubt much in people but hope for the best and stability. good work i appreciated and support your efforts.
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Great post, very informative. Thank you for sharing. Will wait for the updates :)

wow your post is very very beautifull post boss. Your post is very great post. I like it.

plz help me boss

Amazing participation and really wonderful
I am really happy to see it
Greetings to you
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A great post and i was waiting for a post from you since long....as i can see your post always emphasized on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and when ever i read this my confidence on this get powered up...

Thank you so much @greenman...

steem on and stay blissful...

Excellent purchase for auto Paul and I think technology blockchain is not only a breakthrough somewhere, this is what will change this world. Thanks and therefore I Upvoted and Resteemed

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You rated your answer better, buddy.

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The whole uniqueness of Bitcoin in that it is unique, this is the only currency that can not be tracked and arrested. Bitcoin is reliable.
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i really like your new improvements in van

Nice article with beautiful photography with a awesome car
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welcome :) @greenman

I think I would be somewhere in between this guy and you when describing Bitcoin and Blockchain. Blockchain is the technology that provides the highly secure and distributed database with a inbuilt tracking system in it. Fantastic technology that can then be used for anything we already used databases for. Wan store contracts in it. We can store documents in it. We can store messages in it. We can store numbers in it. These numbers may get a value, and that is for instance what Bitcoin is. Or Ethereum. Or any other coin we give some value. In principle the technology is what revolutionises the world. Bitcoin itself is maybe a bit of a gamble, although it is hard to believe Bitcoin will be zero value at one point in time.

BTW, some cool upgrade to your VW!

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Thx.. check out my post titled "all cryptos are the same" i.e., bit for binary code and coin for value...all blockchain have a binary value hence they are all bit-coin. With the ease of shapeshift they again become like one.

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Bit-coin :) Indeed, the future can only hold so many coins when services get inbuild exchanges; When multiple coins per segment will hold in a community/society, even the exchange rates shall be kinda the same, otherwise it'll be too difficult for the mass and they choice the base coin themselves reducing the number of coins to 1 or maybe 2. That is what I think will happen in the long run.

Nice photography greenman

bonjour greenman

I liked this publication great pictures and distinctive words

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Hi Paul, this is good, for you, for me, for all!! Long nose to the government !!

Right, a "silver bullet" for the bankers. BUT, they will shoot back. The Blockchain is an instrument and they will use it. The vast majority of the population is not using cryptos at all. This will be a tough fight.p

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Oh yes they are not going anywhere soon

nice post

That is the biggest problem we are facing today.
Only a few percentage of world's total population know about blockchain (2%, not sure though)
If only he was aware of blockchain, he would have never said such things.

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Hopefully soon to post on YouTube

This is looking great.. when do you ship him to europe and make a trip over here.. I have a place for some nights.

the supperb mode and position of bitcoin in cryptoworld.

learn some new from your post,,,

No doubt about Bitcoin

BTC has going forward very better way. We can earn lot of rewards. Thanks for sharing..

your VW update greenman

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Wow thats awesome article @greenman. Dont be any risk or doubt bitcoin has going profitable way. Wonderful photo captures.
Have a great day....
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You are welcome sir @greenman.

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resteemed and upvoted. nice to see you blogging regularly after a short break.

Thanks for giving the chance to enjoy this beautiful news!!

At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions... all good things.

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This is Great life. that is amazing photos...

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Daily Learn some new from your post. Love to read it.
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I enjoyed reading your post. There is a lot of good stuff
Upvote & resteem buddy.

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I don't get enough of this guy

100% supported by tha snakey!
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