I would love to give credit score for the inception of this text to one in every of my Twitter Spaces buddies, “Ant” (@2140data).
I’ve been attempting to analogize Bitcoin to a creature or organism that is continually evolving, adapting and surviving because it will get attacked over and over once more. I got here up with concepts like viruses, the earth and sure animals however when Ant likened Bitcoin to the Marvel Comics Sentinels, I had my “ah hah” second. This was the very best analogy for me as a result of I can keep in mind the nostalgia of watching Saturday morning X-Men cartoons whereas consuming my bowl of Fruit Loops.
For those who do not know, Sentinels within the standard Nineties cartoon present, X-Men, had been created by people to combat mutants and they had the unbelievable means to adapt and evolve to no matter mutant that they had been attempting to combat.
If the Sentinels had been being attacked by Colossus, who is identified for his tremendous power and impenetrable metallic physique, the Sentinels had been in a position to develop into tremendous sturdy and develop impenetrable metallic our bodies.
When the Sentinels fought Magneto, who possessed magnetic powers to management metals, they had been in a position to change the molecular composition of their metallic our bodies to a non-metallic materials in order that Magneto couldn’t manipulate or management them.
One of essentially the most highly effective mutants was Mystique, who may become no matter mutant that she needed to. The Sentinels had been programmed to have Mystique’s means to flip into any mutant and wield their powers, which made them much more highly effective and unstoppable!
Satoshi Nakamoto engineered essentially the most highly effective Sentinel identified to the mutant world: Bitcoin. Satoshi’s Sentinels are so highly effective as a result of they are programmable and can destroy any mutants corresponding to governments, nations, Elon Musk, Peter Schiff, Nouriel Roubini, Steve Hanke and some other mutant that dares assault them.
When Satoshi’s Sentinels fought Elon Musk’s inexperienced vitality FUD “powers”, they reprogrammed themselves to evolve into much more vitality environment friendly Sentinels by integrating extra inexperienced vitality into their community.
When Satoshi’s Sentinels combat the insupportable mutant Peter Schiff and his century previous “gold powers,” Satoshi’s Sentinels punch him within the face with extra adoption as a retailer of worth. Satoshi’s Sentinel’s eyes shoot Schiff with their golden laser beams as they develop into extra steady, onerous and lengthy lasting cash like gold. Satoshi’s Sentinels’ golden our bodies glimmer in victory as Schiff continues to be the “Old Man yelling at Bitcoin” meme.
Satoshi’s Sentinels proceed to combat mutants just like the annoying Nouriel Roubini and uninformed Steve Hanke who attempt to combat it with their “economist powers.” Satoshi’s Sentinels battle their powers by becoming more integrated into the world economy. Satoshi’s Sentinels’ decentralized, economic programming continues to destroy the negative, poisonous narratives that these two “highly effective” Ph.D. economists spew. Satoshi’s Sentinels absorb this poison and become immune to these two malicious mutants. Satoshi’s Sentinels continue to slowly destroy Hanke’s and Roubini’s narrative that bitcoin is a bubble in the same way the Internet was a bubble. Unbeknownst to these mutant ignoramuses, this exponential “bubble,” which is typical of all new technologies, is going to become the new monetary network that they say is not possible.
There will be thousands of other mutants that try to fight Satoshi’s Sentinels but the Sentinels will continue to adapt, evolve and become immune. This is because Satoshi’s engineers will continue to reprogram his Sentinels as long as there is consensus among the nodes and miners.
One of the most powerful mutants ever known in Marvel Comics was Apocalypse. Apocalypse was an immortal mutant who could become stronger as he siphoned strength from his enemies. Satoshi’s Sentinels are currently fighting this super powerful, Apocalypse-like mutant known as the central banks. Satoshi’s Sentinel’s are slowly destroying the central bank’s age-old ability to suck away the purchasing power of humans and render their hard work valueless. Ninety-nine percent of the world has still not called upon Satoshi’s Sentinels to fight the central bank’s monetary-siphoning powers. Nevertheless, Satoshi’s Sentinels continue to propagate and integrate themselves into this powerful monetary mutant’s legal tender laws, energy systems and geopolitics.
The moral of the story for the monetary mutants that want to fight Satoshi’s Sentinels is to not fight them because they will lose. Satoshi’s Sentinels will continue to evolve and adapt as Satoshi’s engineers make them bigger, faster and stronger. Satoshi’s Sentinels continue to play out their monetary game theory with the mutants and are now playing X-Men: Endgame.
Once again, thank you Ant (@2140data) for the inspiration to write this article. I had fun writing this one!
This is a guest post by Jeremy Garcia. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC, Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.