Bitcoin is Morally Agnostic
This blurb is simple
Bitcoin is morally agnostic.
I’m writing this because often I am faced with a very silly argument. The argument: “Bitcoin is only good for illicit activities.” Another iteration: “Bitcoin is drug money.” Another…”Bitcoin serves no utility except for those that want to use it for illegal activities.” All three versions, and many more of the same type, are nonsense. The reason this argument is nonsense is because tools are morally agnostic, yes…tools. Inanimate objects are morally agnostic. For instance, society does not blame the hammer for bludgeoning someone, it blames the person who swung the hammer. Conversely, society does not praise the hammer for crafting a beautiful home, it praises the craftsman. Bitcoin, just like the hammer, is a tool. A financial instrument, as well as a brilliant and paradigm shattering computer science advancement. A tool with the power to restore the tangible wealth within a unit of exchange.
In my experience, there is never going to be a better existence between good and evil than a 50/50 shared world. There will always be an equally good amount of people as there are bad. My challenge to us, the bitcoin community, is to be the good half of the split:
- Plan local meetups
- Identify scams
- Learn through teaching
- Build inclusion-centric apps
- Donate to great causes
- Promote great causes that accept bitcoin donations
There are many ways to use this new and amazing instrument that Satoshi graciously opened up to the world. Don’t be a jabroni (jah-bro-knee) and seek out the evil half of the split.
Bitcoin is simply a tool, and that makes it morally agnostic.