My crypto journey started in late 2012 when I encountered Bitcoin on the Internet while reading about the free banking system for my high school thesis..
The 24h casino is exhausting, but some communities are still grassroots and stick to the Cypherpunk's manifesto, dreaming to build a future where decentralization work and privacy is preserved. Far from the NGU mindset too many have. Those communities are small, and you have to go deep down the rabbit hole to find them, but once you do they are eye opening and worth investing a lot of time.
Good luck with your next endeavors!
I'm both sad and glad for you for this next chapter. After a while, it does feel like there isn't much of a use case in crypto outside of speculation, especially post-crash when the curtains are drawn.
The best part here is when you wrote that it's a technology waiting for an application/use case. Made me feel that it should be the other way round for something to really take off.
Thanks a lot Nico for those interesting insights. It’s funny because I had pretty much the same experience with crypto and so the same conclusion 😊
I read your LinkedIn post before but this "long version" adds some interesting details to the story :)