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The Bitcoin Maximalist



Satoshi might be saying looking down on earth in The King of Wand card:

Talking back to the green alien: "Thank you for bringing Bitcoin to our galaxy. We have been battling wars and been in poverty for so long, finally humanity will have the opportunity to build its life on stable grounds and go up the The Kardashev scale"

The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy it is able to use. The measure was proposed by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev in 1964.

The scale is hypothetical, and regards energy consumption on a cosmic scale.

Kardashev's classification is based on the assumption of a growth rate of 1% per year. Kardashev believes that it will take humanity 3,200 years to reach Type II, and 5,800 years to reach Type III. These types are thus separated from each other by a growth rate of several billion.

Type I

A civilization "close to the level presently obtained on Earth, with energy consumption at 4×1012 watts. A Type I civilization is usually defined as one that can harness all the energy that reaches its home planet from its parent star (for Earth, this value is around 2×1017 watts), which is about four orders of magnitude higher than the amount presently attained on Earth, with energy consumption at ≈2×1013 watts as of 2020. The astronomer Guillermo A. Lemarchand defined Type I as a level near contemporary terrestrial civilization with an energy capability equivalent to the solar insolation on Earth, between 1016 and 1017 watts.

Type II

A civilization capable of harnessing the energy radiated by its own star—for example, by means of the successful completion of a Dyson sphere or Matrioshka brain—with energy consumption at ≈4×1033 erg/sec. Lemarchand defined civilizations of this type as being capable of using and channeling the entire radiation output of its star. The energy use would then be comparable to the luminosity of the Sun, about 4×1026 watts.

Type III

A civilization in possession of energy at the scale of its own galaxy. Lemarchand defined civilizations of this type as having access to power comparable to the luminosity of the entire Milky Way galaxy, about 4×1037 watts.

Kardashev believed that a Type 4 civilization was impossible, so he did not go past Type 3. However, new types (0, IV, V, VI) have been proposed.


"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."


If there’s anything Commanders love, it’s a good challenge, big or small, and they firmly believe that given enough time and resources, they can achieve any goal. This quality makes people with the Commander personality type brilliant entrepreneurs, and their ability to think strategically and hold a long-term focus while executing each step of their plans with determination and precision makes them powerful business leaders. This determination is often a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Commanders push their goals through with sheer willpower where others might give up and move on, and their Extraverted (E) nature means they are likely to push everyone else right along with them, achieving spectacular results in the process.

The underlying thought running through the Commander mind might be something like:

"I don’t care if you call me an insensitive bastard, as long as I remain an efficient bastard".


I wasn’t always a Bitcoin maximalist. I used to own a few different cryptocurrencies and tokens from various projects. I used to believe in the “multi-coin world”, where there would be multiple types of competing cryptos at all times, and each person would hold a basket of coins they could use for different situations.

At that time, it made sense to me. How could you say that one coin was the best when there were tradeoffs for every coin out there? Plus, you might get lucky and discover the next bitcoin! I thought that buying coins was kind of like investing in early stage companies, and if you picked the right one, you could see 1000x profit on your investment!

That was in 2017. Then I started doing my homework in 2019, and within a few months I came to the conclusion that bitcoin is our only chance for non-state digital money. If bitcoin fails, everything fails.

I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can’t take them violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something they can’t stop. Friedrich Hayek

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