I’ve been getting invitations to podcasts and video streams in the Bitcoin space. Even though I feel honored, I’ve been politely declining every time.
If you are reading this, I probably referred you here. A tweet-sized ‘no’ still warrants a complete explanation.
My reasons are:
- OPSEC: I’m an anonymous account. I don’t show my face and I don’t use my name. I’m puzzled how freely people who don’t need to be public figures in the space doxx themselves. I fully expect many of them to be frantically removing all online traces 5 years from now. Physical attacks on Bitcoin hodlers are a thing, and it will get much worse.
- SPEAKING: I’m a terrible verbal communicator. Writing is my thing because I’m a slow thinker. I like to take my time even with tweets and need multiple stabs before I get anything right. Also, English is not my native language, so you get an unpleasant (borderline painful) experience for your audience. Do you need that?
- INTEREST: I genuinely don’t think I have much to offer to listeners. My story with Bitcoin is dull: I discovered it and started buying little by little. Never traded, never got hacked, never did anything “interesting”. Even though I like to think I have a solid grasp of Bitcoin fundamentals, I would struggle to offer any original insights. My M.O. has always been soaking up knowledge and expressing it in a dramatic, short-form manner. That’s all I’m good for.
The only other way we could make it work is an old-fashioned text interview. However, I’m not sure there’s a demand for anything but fast content anymore. Reach out if that’s what you want. Otherwise, let’s put it on hold for now. If that changes, I may follow up to see if the invitation still stands.