For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine“Meet the Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Randy McMillian (@RandyMcMillan), a joint plea I met on “Bitcoin Kindergarten” that has been sharing some good information and wisdom on that show lately.
In this chapter, we discussed some interesting topics in Bitcoin that McMillan is most fond of, including reprint time. One very interesting topic we ran into was ditching the old fiat way of telling time (calendar year) and following a new approach: telling time to blocks. This is an interesting concept that I think has already caught hold among Bitcoiners on Twitter as I have seen ongoing discussions about it. It’s a pretty cosmic idea but it’s definitely not impossible to pull it off.
McMillan also shared a project he is working on, and is researching Bitcoin accessibility for visually impaired people. He is currently investigating the use of Bitcoin not only for visually impaired people, but also for people with tactile and dyslexic impairments. Bitcoin is for everyone and that obviously includes the partially sighted / blind, and McMillan wants to make Bitcoin easy to use for them.
You can support the McMillan project here.
Below are some of McMillan’s most interesting thoughts that were shared during the interview. And be sure to watch the full episode for more.
How did you find Bitcoin and knock down the rabbit hole?
I was walking down the street one day and tripped over OpenDime, then Googled OpenDime and knocked down a 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 were enslaved, Bitcoin offers a contrast to the current system – the juxtaposition to the current system helps show the deception people are conditioned to think that is normal.
Money and timekeeping are at the heart of every civilization – Bitcoin offers an alternative to these two. Fiat money is a management system – it is important to understand that fiat time is also a management system.
What do you consider to be the most amazing thing about Bitcoin?
The way game theory scales in P2P relationships – whether it’s 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 securing their bitcoin for the long haul.
The technological / philosophical / economic aspects of bitcoin can be overwhelming. I like to emphasize “Get your ticket on the life raft first!” Everything else can follow after that!
“Bitcoin and Markets,” Ansel Linder
“Legends Of The Crypt”
What Is Your Best Bitcoin Field?
They can turn your bank account off with a flip switch. What are you going to do about it?