I posted this infographic back in December of 2015. I think it’s still cool. Although the bottom lefthand corner:

Thanks RCM
Thanks RCM

Two years on, Bitcoin as Jar Jar Binks?

I mean, I think they’re wrong about the “taking it seriously”. But, Jar Jar Binks did go from being an outcast, to unexpectedly showing up as the Naboo representative at the Galactic Senate. And despite good intentions, he did end up leading the charge to hand future Emperor Palpatine AKA Darth Sidious the power that eventually allowed him to overthrow the democratic system and install himself as a military dictator.

I guess we’re still too soon in the Bitcoin/Blockchain story to know the ending.

But a massive public ledger is a fair amount of power. And Bitcoin did go from being fringe to having a seat at the big table in a remarkably short period of time…

That thought aside, the infographic is quite fun.

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