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Thursday, January 14, 2016

From Alchemy to Blockchain

In past generations, rulers saw that people were easily directed when they were offered a chunk of material mined from the Earth's core. This meant that rulers with many of corechunks, could hand them out to people and those people would do whatever was asked of them. Tasks typically involved forcibly confiscating life, property, virginity, and other people's corechunks. 

Now rulers soon realized what mystical power of these corechunks. To harness more people to do the ruler's bidding, more corechunks would be required. Thus the profession of Alchemy was born. The alchemist was tasked with creating corechunks out of anything, ideally something useless and easily available. For many years these alchemists tried to create this magical material, but the Earth would not yield it's secrets to them. 

It was not until ages later the that alchemists succeeded in creating something not quite unlike a corechunk. The item was a special bark derived from trees and on it was inscribed a magical charm called 'Promise'. The alchemists believed that the charm worked by making the holder believe that they would receive a corechunk if they gave the ruler the enchanted bark. People slowly started accepting bark in lieu of corechunks. Now the only thing limiting the ruler's power was their ability to hire alchemists to enchant bark. 

Almost two centuries after the introduction of enchanted bark, a wise being shared with the people the secret of the 'Promise' charm. The charm does not work because of some enchanted in the bark, it works because the people themselves were imbued innately with essence of 'Trust' which they were channeling into the bark. With the veil of knowledge lifted for all to see, it became clear to some that there was no need to use bark or corechunks. People were free to exchange 'Trust' via whatever means they chose: on the wind by eagles, or through the ether borne by spirits, or by a packmule over land. 

And that leads us to today. The knowledge that 'Trust' exists is the Apocalypse, the great unveiling of knowledge. While alchemists attempt to reassure people that 'Promise' is in the enchanted bark, the self-evidence of innate 'Trust' provides a heavy counter claim. Rulers grow uncomfortable as they realize that harnessing man will become more difficult with each coming year as more people cast their corechunks and bark aside in favor of gathering more essence of 'Trust' inside their soul. 

Knowing all this, I have one question for you. Are you still ensnared by corechunks and enchanted bark? Or do you believe in that you have the essence of 'Trust' inside of you? 

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In our story, corechunks refers to gold and silver. Alchemists refers to a wide variety of professions from alchemy to economists and central bankers. Rulers range from the regional warlord to kings and queens of yesteryear, to the elected officials of today. Enchanted bark is any type of promissory note or fiat currency. The essence of 'Trust' is in fact real and it resides inside of you. In this story it is used as an aphorism for blockchain-based currencies which allow 'Trust' to be exchanged between people without the use of corechunks, enchanted bark, or any other enchanted objects. Satoshi Nakamoto appears in this story as the wise being. Apocalypse literally means the great unveiling of knowledge, not whatever else you think it means. 

Any claims of the abandonment of corechunks and enchanted bark are vastly exaggerated because people are lemmings. Bark is the primary means of exchange to acquire drugs, alcohol, or virgins that haven't read this story.

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