A unique system of faith and worship. That’s the technical definition of religion. When you think of it like that, almost anything can qualify. Religious zealots may not like to hear it but the world all over loves to worship everything from pizza to YouTubers. So where does that put cryptocurrency?
THE ART OF CRYPTOCURRENCY RELIGION: PRAYING TO BITCOIN
Some people invest a lot into cryptocurrency like bitcoin. Thousands upon thousands. But this isn’t just a “set it and forget it” situation. It’s an interactive experience. An experience that is incredibly stressful at times. For those that don’t know, the crypto market is volatile. You can see 50% profit one hour and then -50% the next. It’s crazy action like that that has people literally praying for their cryptocurrency. Looking back at the definition of religion, that strikes up an interesting conversation. If people have faith in a blockchain startup, does that qualify this as a new religion?
BOW DOWN TO CRYPTOCURRENCY: THE NEW RELIGION
Based on the definition alone, one could make the argument that cryptocurrency is a new religion. However, it’s a very basic one at that. There is really no central manifesto for followers to base themselves around. There are a few underlying principles like decentralization, disruption, and transparency but is that enough to really replace something like Christianity? No. It’s not. At least not for now.
THE FUTURE OF RELIGION: CRYPTOCURRENCY
JesusCoin. MuhammadToken. The Hebrew Blockchain. These are all very real possibilities someday. Cryptocurrency itself may not become a religion but it certainly will become a part of existing ones. Churches will use innovative exchanges like Kelvin to accept all sorts of crypto donations. Entire sermons will be stored on the blockchain. Temples can have their own ICO’s even. Therefore, it’s going to be a weird future. Are you ready for it?