Bitcoiners Have Cassandra’s Curse – Bitcoin Magazine

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This is an opinion editorial by Mark Maraia, an entrepreneur, author of “Rainmaking Made Simple” and Bitcoiner.

Legend has it that there was once a princess of Troy named Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, sister to Hector, the prince of Troy who famously fought Achilles (of heel-related fame). The god Apollo fell in love with her and in an attempt to woo her, he gave her the gift of being able to see the future. Unimpressed, she rejected his love. A god could not take back a divine gift once it had been given, so in his anger Apollo could only give her something more — this time a curse. Cassandra was fated always to see the truth of the future, but never to be believed by anyone who she told her vision to.

The frustration that this must have left Cassadra suffering is a sensation rather familiar to most Bitcoiners. All of us who understand our monetary system, realize how bad it is. Shockingly, this is not because any of us have been taught about it. It’s not taught in grade school or anywhere else in the modern curriculum, even though half of every transaction involves money and, for much of the world, dollars. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being about as bad and unfair as possible, our financial system is a 9.5 heading steadily toward 10. There isn’t an adjective for bad or unfair that will convey the idea fully.



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