Eight: An Email to Satoshi

Part One

This is the email I sent to the supposed creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. This has been edited from the original email.

Dear Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto,

It has been about five years since I first heard about Bitcoin. I wasn’t interested in cryptocurrency until I discovered the underlying technology, blockchain, late last year. It is apparent to me that blockchain will change everything about our society, and hopefully for the better.

I wondered if Bitcoin erupted from your frustrations in the modern-day banking system. Just a guess, considering the image of your first Bitcoin “block” was an article about the British government’s handling of failing banks during the height of the recession.

That one week in September 2008 had me fixated on the stock channels. I know when the newscasters attempt to inflate the urgency of a news story. However, I’ve never seen the business reporters at MSNBC so frightened.

That week in September changed a lot of peoples’ lives, including mine. (I’ll talk about that in Part Two).

I wrote a few additional paragraphs in the email, then sent it off.

I received an “undeliverable” email error a short time after.

I am still learning about the cryptocurrency variations as well as the foundation of its technology, Blockchain. I own Bitcoin as well as Ethereum, Dai Stablecoin, and Amber Tokens. It’s a minuscule amount, but I hope to steadily increase my crypto portfolio.

It took some research, but I found a terrific site for those who have never bought or sold cryptocurrency. I found Coinbase to be very user friendly with great tutorials. But here’s the best part:

You can earn crypto as you learn it.

(wow)

Last month, I completed my first Coinbase tutorial on the Dai stablecoin. Within 30 minutes, I completed all four videos and learned what a stablecoin is, how Dai can be used, and how to generate Dai. For my efforts, I was awarded 20 Dai stablecoins.

There are other user-friendly tutorials at Coinbase. You can learn about and earn cryptocurrencies such as DAI, EOS, Stellar Lumens, and others.

Please visit this link if you’d like more info on how Coinbase secures your transactions online.

Remember, this is not to be taken as financial advice. Seek the counsel of professionals. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Visit a doctor if this euphoria lasts more than 2 hours.

If found this useful, please support my work and learn about cryptocurrencies. Visit the Coinbase site, buy or sell more than $100 at the site, and I earn crypto. Use the code https://www.coinbase.com/join/baker_wvk – thank you!

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