This was supposed to be different. Outsiders often label cryptocurrency-maxis as cult followers. An easy dismissive tactic, but relatively true. Not because of the fanboy mentality but rather the ethos of what it represents. Thanks for reading Cryptowriter! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.
When you start out with an ideology as the basis for joining/participating in an undertaking, then it can only go sideways. As all ideologies, they are about belief. Cults are not born of things that are genuine and useful, they are born out of "believers". And, as the history of Christianity has shown, cults may start out with a seeming good idea, but the things that makes them grow are the same base motivations as anything: being uniquely chosen, unquestioning loyalty, unquestioning belief, and a savage view of those who are not believers.
Whoever Satoshi Nakamoto is, he/she/they knew that the magic elixir was:
1. Identify an evil-doer or system
2. Say what you're doing is way to fight evil
3. Offer tangible and intangible rewards for believing
As Jim Jones et al. have proven, this works sometimes too well.
We crypto writers need to have many streams of income. Are you writing on Medium as a revenue stream? i'm just getting going there and I'd be keen to have you republish this story onto the DigitalCurrencyTraders Publication. I'd share your work on my twitter, on our Discord, on our LInkedin business page and into a crypto group on linkedin.
Time to diversify revenue streams in order to stay afloat