2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series.
2020 has been the most maniacal year in recent history. The world just can’t decide how to end itself, and is schizophrenically jumping back and forth between crises. It’s a shitshow, and it has seemingly plunged the world into a pit of chaos.
Chaos, however, isn’t a pit, as Littlefinger pointed out to us in “Game of Thrones.” Chaos is a ladder.
Bitcoin has benefited from the ladder of chaos this year, establishing new use cases and champions. New deep thinkers have entered the space, creating content that makes it easier for new Bitcoiners to travel down and through the rabbit hole. Central bankers worldwide have gone completely off the deep end with money printing, and Bitcoin has established, with no uncertainty, its use case as a treasury reserve asset for corporations.
The three most stunning thought leader additions to the space this year have been Robert Breedlove, Jeff Booth and Lyn Alden. Each one has contributed something unique to the space which has had a significant impact on the framework I use to understand Bitcoin, its place in the world and its place in history.
Robert Breedlove, The Number Zero And Bitcoin
This year, Breedlove helped organize my mental framework for Bitcoin’s place in history, and the magnitude of impact this invention will have on humanity writ large.
Two weeks after every market in the world puked (March 14), Breedlove dropped “The Number Zero And Bitcoin.” I printed the paper out at work, so that I could read it during…