For this episode of Bitcoin MagazineMeet The Taco Plebs, I was joined by Randy McMillian (@RandyMcMillan), a fellow pleb I met on “Bitcoin Kindergarten” who has been sharing good knowledge and wisdom on that show lately.
In this episode, we discussed some of the interesting topics in Bitcoin that McMillan loves most, including adjusting time. A very interesting topic that we addressed was the abolition of the old fiat way of telling the time (calendar year) and the pursuit of a new method: telling the time with blocks. This is an interesting concept that I think has already caught on among Bitcoiners on Twitter as I’ve seen ongoing discussions about it. It’s quite a cosmic idea, but certainly not impossible to implement.
McMillan also shared a project he is working on, exploring Bitcoin’s accessibility for the blind and partially sighted. 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 of course that includes the partially / completely blind, and McMillan wants to make Bitcoin user-friendly for them.
You can support McMillan’s project here.
Below are some of McMillan’s most interesting thoughts shared during the interview. And be sure to watch the full episode for more.
How did you find Bitcoin and fall down the rabbit hole?
I was walking down the street one day and stumbled upon an OpenDime, then Googled OpenDime and fell into the Bitcoin Rabbit hole!
How has Bitcoin changed your life?
It gives me hope for humanity – Bitcoin is a catalyst for people to understand how they have been enslaved, Bitcoin provides a contrast to the existing system – the juxtaposition with the current system illustrates the fraud that people have been conditioned to think it is normal.
Money and time tracking are at the heart of any 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 do you consider the most amazing thing about Bitcoin?
The way game theory scales in P2P relationships – be it person to person or country to country.
How would you advise someone to learn more about Bitcoin? What are your favorite podcasts, articles and books?
New people should prioritize securing their bitcoin for the long term.
The technological / philosophical / economic aspects of bitcoin can be overwhelming. I would like to emphasize “Secure your ticket on the life raft first!” Everything else can follow after that!
“Bitcoin and Markets”, Ansel Linder
“Tales From The Crypt”
What’s your best Bitcoin pitch?
They can turn off your bank account with the push of a button. What are you going to do about it?