Have you seen the “crypto light” yet? You wouldn’t be the first person to do so. Cryptocurrency is taking the world by storms with millions of new converters each year. There’s no doubt that some investors follow the words of market experts more closely than that of the bible. Therefore, does that make this new currency a religion?
EVERY RELIGION HAS A GOSPEL: SPREADING THE CRYPTO WORLD
Go research the religions of the world. Do it. Right now. Find anything in common? Let me give you a hint. Every religion has a gospel or the so-called teachings of the religion’s foundation. Crypto is no different. Just go to any blockchain conference, cryptocurrency meetup or certain Medium pages and you’ll find people spreading the good word of this new technology. We can call these people “prophets” if you so, please. The point is, there is definitely a certain philosophy to cryptocurrency and it’s spreading around the world at a rapid rate.
RELIGION VS. CRYPTO: THE SIMILARITIES
Now perhaps you’re reading this article and thinking it’s all just a pile of nonsense. You wouldn’t be the first person to do so and you’re certainly not the last. But just take a second and here these words out. People watch the crypto market go up and down. Their full attention is on these violent swings and you can bet they’re praying for it to go up again. Praying. A key element of religion.
Furthermore, these crypto investors give money to the organizations they believe in, just as one gives money to the church. Both are investments. By giving money to a church, you expect a high-quality service in return. Investing in cryptocurrency startups means you get to support the overall concept of decentralization and perhaps make some money in return. Speaking of decentralization, that’s another main similarity.
THE CRYPTO RELIGION IS ALL ABOUT DECENTRALIZATION
Why do people believe so much in the crypto religion? The key word here is decentralization. People have faith in decentralization just like they have faith in the Bible, Koran, Torah or any number of stories. A good story is what brings people together and decentralization is no different. People want to join up, support this theory and hopefully see a great result in the end. It may be financially motivated or politically motivated but all crypto believers share a common goal. So now think again. What really is a religion besides a group of people supporting a singular belief? It’s time to start praying to the crypto gods.