This is an opinion editorial by Cam Randell, a Bitcoiner who believes that Bitcoin is the key technology in the pursuit of privacy.
It’s hard to admit since many of Bitcoin’s core values are libertarian and anti-government, but someone has to start trying to get more countries to adopt Bitcoin. For Bitcoin, it is not necessarily necessary for its existence, but it is definitely worth the effort, because of how useful it would be for governments to encourage the use of Bitcoin through favorable regulation.
This is what JAN3 aims to do. Samson Mow is its CEO, and he’s on a mission to get politicians around the world to help them create their own Bitcoin standard. It may seem like a contradiction, but when you think about it deeply, it is wise to consider that the State can be a fierce enemy, so it is better to win them over to our cause.
Clarity versus doubt
As with any big issue related to Bitcoin, there are many questions. In fact, this goal is a whole new venture. There is no guide on how to build these things. There are no examples in history. This is an innovative project in itself.
So…how do we do it? How to convince world leaders? How do we show them that Bitcoin is truly a revolutionary tool and that starting their own Bitcoin path could bring profit and prosperity to their economies?
Maybe a recent announcement of JAN3, could you help us clear this up.
At this year’s Baltic Honey Badger in Riga, Latvia, Mow announced that Prince Philip of Serbia has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). He will help continue the mission that Mow and his company started in El Salvador.
So why is this important? Adam Back, a well-known cypherpunk and also the CEO of Blockstream, one of the most prominent companies in the Bitcoin industry, commented on the announcement, saying that this is something he himself imagined… But why? I think it’s because a prince speaks the language of the elites. It’s not just a niche group trying to do something; this is someone who is part of your own group.
Link to Adam Back’s tweet embedded above.
Having a Bitcoiner do this job would be amazing, but if it were the case that this Bitcoiner is also the Prince of Serbia, the mission might be much more likely to be accomplished.
But don’t take it the wrong way. This is not a way to perpetuate the elites and their power, but a way to create a movement towards the conquest of many of the global leaders through speaking their own language and answering the questions they must have in terms they can understand. . Again: it’s harder if you’re a shadowy super coder rather than part of the default royalty.
These are the first steps of a strategy that could lead to the next El Salvador or Lugano.
This is a guest post by Cam Randell. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC, Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.