Don't be a sheep!
I really don't like the attitude that society has forced upon many of us cannabis users of having to hide our identity, and personality online; just because we are enjoying a medicinal plant. Personally, I have always been open about my use of substances, both with my family, friends, and even the online world. I love to discuss the topic of illegal substances with anyone willing to take the time. I prefer being open and honest about my opinions and experience with anyone I meet.
That being said, I do understand that some people around the world reside within countries where speaking openly about using any sort of illegal substances can have consequences beyond what is reasonable for any person to face.
As an attempt to break this non-personal pattern of communication online, I want to share a bit of an offtopic post with you all today. Hopefully, it will be interesting to some of you, as well as help paint a picture of my personal background a bit more for all of my followers.
Just for information:
What is written below is a rewrite of a post from my Steemit account that I originally made over 1+ year ago. I do strive to create mostly 100% original content for Smoke, but I also don't want to exclude the possibility of sharing parts of myself just because I might have posted about it somewhere else in a different context before.
Back in 2014 I was living 100% of cryptocurrency investments for a while. Because of this, I was asked to talk in a physical Norwegian magazine about where I saw the future of crypto heading. The magazine was sold and distributed in Norway for a period in 2014. I will include the entire article below, but for my English readers, I will supply this shortened down description. Unfortunately, the original interview only exists in Norwegian:
The interview revolves around mainly me and a guy from the biggest bank in Norway (DNB) and our viewpoints on Bitcoin. The guy from the bank had a very narrow view on the entire crypto space. His main argument was that it was not backed by anything. He explains it as a bubble that will burst.
I on the other hand state that I believe people will gravitate towards decentralized options over time. I thoroughly explain why Blockchain and decentralized technologies can bank the third world, and that they are a great way to transfer money across borders. Those two seemed to be the most tangible use cases back then that most normies could wrap their head around.
I also get some questions about the use of Bitcoin in illegal markets, where I simply say I don't believe that's one of the main motivators for the growth we had seen in the crypto space at all. This was back around when all the news mostly had heard about Bitcoin trough other news about Silkroad over here in Norway. In the real, in-person interview, I expressed that Fiat money already seems to be doing a great job for criminal organizations, but they did not add that to the final print.
When asked if I believe everyone will use Bitcoin in the future I answer "not necessarily Bitcoin but the concept of cryptocurrency for sure".
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You can find my witness announcement post here!