There is a clash of two ideas in our culture. One idea is that of scarcity. Scarcity holds that there is not enough of anything in this world. Most of us have grown up with this idea. There's not enough money. There's not enough food. There's not enough work. There's not enough land, housing, water — whatever. The general feeling is that there isn’t enough and you have to fight for what is to be yours. The key word is fight. The sense of community is missing.
Then, there is this other idea: Abundance.
Abundance is another viewpoint of the world where we realize that there is enough. There is no fight in abundance because there is more than enough of everything for everybody.
There is enough land. Enough food. Enough knowledge. Enough technology. Enough money to for everybody to thrive.
These two ideas have been in conflict for millennia and for the most part the belief in scarcity has won out. When it comes to love and money, for love -- one is enough. For money, no number is ever enough.
Abundance is an idea that fits hand-in-hand with an idea that's been around for almost 10 years -- Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the block chain.
The block chain is a powerful new technology that has given us the chance to decide what we want to do with our money.
Crypto currencies like bitcoin, ethereum and 1000's of other currencies, have given us a way to share value across borders, beliefs and communities.
As we begin the crypto future that we're heading towards, the idea of few people controlling all the power and resources, is finally outmoded.
The centralized authority and centralized government controlling our money, is the way most of the population of planet Earth currently lives.
Blockchain offers us a decentralized model of money, trust and value. It's the idea that computers can connect, work together around the world and create a network of security, value and trust between them. Together, in communities and networks, we protect each other. No agency or government can control it. No one can shut it down or alter it more than the people who invest in it.
Crypto Currency is giving back power to people. Of course, with power comes responsibility. We will all have to learn to protect our own money. How to make decisions about what we do with it and how we choose to share it.
These are all the lessons we will learn as we begin to discover the frictionless environment of a decentralized currency that has no boundaries or permits.
We are free to trade at the speed of light and, my friends, it is an abundant future.
My suggestion is that you discover this cryptographic tendency. Let it capture your imagination and discover the ways in which you can begin to enter the cryptographic space. Those of us here early (and still early) will actually reap the rewards of this new world.
Operating freely around the world reminds us that, in spite of all our differences, we are ultimately a people that share an abundant planet. And we can fill this planet with the idea of abundance. And that is a change that is worth spreading out.
I hope Crypto Currency becomes part of your life in the near future.
Wishing you infinite expansiveness and freedom.