For this episode of Bitcoin MagazineJoining “Meet The Taco Plebs” was Randy McMillian (@RandyMcMillan), a colleague I met at Bitcoin Kindergarten who has recently shared some good knowledge and wisdom on this show.
In this episode, we’ve discussed some interesting topics in Bitcoin that McMillan likes best, including repetition time. A very interesting topic that we dealt with was giving up the old way of specifying time (calendar year) and pursuing a new method: specifying time in blocks. This is an interesting concept that I think has caught on with bitcoiners on Twitter as I’ve seen ongoing discussions about it. It’s a pretty cosmic idea, but definitely not impossible to implement.
McMillan also shared a project he is working on that is researching Bitcoin’s accessibility for the visually impaired. He is currently researching the use of Bitcoin not only for the visually impaired, but also for the tactile and dyslexic. Bitcoin is for everyone and that includes the partially / completely blind of course, and McMillan wants Bitcoin to be easy for them to use.
Here you can support McMillan’s project.
Below are some of McMillan’s most interesting thoughts shared during the interview. See the full episode for more information.
How did you find Bitcoin and fall into the rabbit hole?
I was walking down the street one day and stumbled upon an OpenDime, then I Googled OpenDime and fell into the Bitcoin Rabbit hole!
How did Bitcoin change your life?
It gives me hope for humanity – Bitcoin is a catalyst for people to understand how they became enslaved, Bitcoin offers a contrast to the existing system – contrasting it with the current system helps illustrate the fraud people are for have kept normal.
Money and timekeeping are at the heart of every civilization – Bitcoin offers an alternative to both. Fiat money is a control system – it is important to understand that fiat time is also a control system.
What is the most amazing thing about Bitcoin for you?
The way game theory scales in P2P relationships – whether from person to person or nation to nation.
How would you advise someone to learn about Bitcoin? What are your favorite podcasts, articles, and books?
New people should prioritize to keep their Bitcoin secure for the long term.
The technological / philosophical / economic aspects of Bitcoin can be overwhelming. I would like to emphasize: “First, secure your ticket on the life raft!” Everything else can follow afterwards!
“Bitcoin and Markets”, Ansel Linder
“Tales from the Crypt”
What’s your best bitcoin pitch?
You can turn off your bank account with a switch. What are you going to do about it?