Bitcoin’s Cosmic Significance
Created by Drew
There comes a time in many-a-Bitcoiner’s journey, when the veil is lifted and the staggering, world changing, historically consequential potential of Bitcoin reveals itself.
For me that happened during the doldrums of the Covid lockdowns. I had been dollar cost averaging into bitcoin for years thinking it would be a good “investment” … digital gold, short the bankers and all that good stuff. But then I came across Gigi’s “Bitcoin is Time” article and it seriously blew my mind. The idea that Bitcoin’s distillation of chaos into order had literally created a second arrow of time running parallel to our universe’s more familiar 13 billion year long arrow of time gave me goosebumps. Learning about how proof of work forges a bridge, the only possible bridge, between the digital realm and the physical realm was thrilling to consider. His writings and many others have helped me to realize how lucky we are to be at the very early stages of a monumental upgrade to the operating system of humanity.
Not everyone takes the leap from looking at Bitcoin as an investment to looking at Bitcoin as a cosmic inflection point, but I sure did and I hope you do too!
Drew is a recovering biologist turned software developer turned Bitcoin mining entrepreneur who also loves giant sequoia trees. As a passion project he runs BTreeC.com and is hoping to catalyze a global “plantening” of sorts. The goal is to endow our descendants with a more beautiful world by seeding groves of giant sequoia trees all over the world that will live for thousands of years and demonstrate the power of low time preference that Bitcoin helps unlock.
The plan is that when Hal Finney is awoken from his millenniums long cryo-freeze there are precisely 21 million mature giant sequoia trees standing in his honor planted by Bitcoiners in the early epochs of humanity’s great global Renaissance. If that sounds like too much to process, just lower your time preference, dig a hole and plant a sequoia. Someone (probably many people) three thousand years from now will thank you.
You might want to dive down one of these Rabbit Holes next.