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.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s what is happening so far with Curative Fintech, nicknamed CF. I’m not giving away too much info here. If you’re interested in knowing the details of CF, please contact me at CurativeFinance@gmail.com.
Wrote an outline of how fringe benefit accounts can be incorporated into the blockchain
Brainstormed about how to create a cryptocurrency for a specific population
Networked with and studied blockchain/crypto firms to see how my idea would work
Update: I’m slugging away at the SXSW PanelPicker application. It’s due within two weeks, and as I enter the answers to questions, I realize what an incredible challenge this is. I can’t wait to share this with y’all!
A summary of the PanelPicker is described below. The links will take you to the appropriate sections.
PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform developed to encourage the community to pitch their proposals for our daytime conference programming. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what creative and thought-provoking programming is scheduled at the SXSW Conference and SXSW EDU.
The PanelPicker runs from July 1 to the 19th. I am in the process of submitting my pitch for the Pitch Event. Although I am unable to describe in detail what my idea is,
It does involve Blockchain for the special needs community in the United States , and
It may involve a cryptocurrency for this population.
I will drop hints here and there in future posts of my ideas. In the meantime, send me comments if you’ve attended SXSW before. I’ve attended SXSW Edu, but I’d like to know your experiences with past SXSW Interative sessions.