Open Source Spirituality and the Tantra of Crypto with Vin Armani TPP180

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In this episode I’m joined again by Vin Armani for a sort of time-capsule of contemplative discourse on open source spirituality and the tantra of crypto.

About Vin:
Vin Armani is a philosopher, serial tech entrepreneur, and CryptoSavage. He is the host of The Vin Armani Show on Activist Post. In addition to being an author and speaker, he has made his living as a television star, film producer, high-end male escort, software developer, art gallerist, pirate radio station operator, DJ, music producer, and motorcycle courier. He studied Philosophy at Howard University.

Please visit:
http://vinarmani.com/
https://cointext.io/en/
https://countermarkets.com/

We discuss:

  • the fundamental value and use case of Bitcoin
  • why volatility and speculation are natural and inherent features of the digital currency game theory
  • how the best and worst archetypes of heroes and villains and the fine line between them get revealed in the unfolding of the dynamics of crypto markets, scammers, hustlers, etc.
  • the greening of bitcoin mining operations
  • the localized crypto-economics of New Hampshire
  • efficiency and innovation in the evolution of technology
  • unimaginable innovations on the horizon in the developing world
  • glory and fate of malicious and poorly thought out initial coin offering projects
  • insights from successes in the entertainment industry
  • the energy that drives tech innovations, that drove Satoshi
  • bitcoin as an emergent property of a deeper energy
  • how people get shaken out by bubbles and crashes
  • thinking of losses as an admission fee to get on the ride
  • mapping the shifting financial times on to the cycles of change in Vedic cosmology
  • Alex Winter’s documentary on blockchain: The Trust Machine
  • How we’re lucky to have won first wave of Crypto Wars
  • Darth Vader as the ego taking full possession and the dialectics of good and evil
  • holding on to fantasy narratives while crypto is an imaginary good
  • watching a play on stage, studying the archetypes
  • not everybody knows there’s in a play, but are drawn to be a character in it
  • staying awake, self examination, and choosing which character to take on
  • Why you have to have an Allan Watts’ concept of the “necessary villain” to have an epic narrative
  • Craig Wright as Darth Vader, a one in a million character
  • Anyone can be involved in this global technological hero’s journey
  • Not succumbing to the seduction of hatred
  • The macho posturing within bitcoin forks
  • Why Roger Ver deserves appreciation
  • The folly of fighting over the name of the real bitcoin
  • Surrendering to the feminine evolving nature of bitcoin
  • Osho’s thoughts on letting go of the pressure to be consistent with your past thoughts, opinions, and conclusions
  • Star Wars as a modern tantric scripture
  • Ancient tantra as an open source spiritual technology movement resisting closed-source patriarchy priest craft orthodoxy
  • bitcoin as the immaculate inception
  • the perils of bitcoin maximalism
  • the business development ethics of cointext.io
  • the SEC and the nanny state vs financial sovereignty
  • intelligent investment 101
  • lottery and casinos as legal unsophisticated investment schemes
  • the merits of crypto crowd source funding via ICOs in micro loans in developing nations
  • how few ICO projects were serious about building projects
  • due diligence and educated investing happening through market forces without the influence of the state
  • how k-12 financial education would put the whole government out of business
  • fear is the path to the dark side
  • The ERC20 Ethereum token protocol and it’s founders reflections and projections for a better version
  • Craig Wright becoming the toadie of the bully state with threats of litigation
  • How healthier bitcoin forks should take on their own branding and avoid fundamentalism
  • technological darwinism and the need to audit the code that rules your life
  • cultural advantages that ripple through generations, communities that burned their trash during the black plague
  • the economics of market niches and how their ramifications
  • cyberpunk prophecies of the multicultural techno-futuristic landscape that we’re in now
  • hardening yourself against cyber fascism with the Interplanetary file system
  • lessons from Jameson Lopp getting “Swatted”
  • putting together an IPFS node with an sd card, raspberry pi, ipfs node, linux
  • Juan Bennett and the forthcoming utility of FileCoin, as opposed to proof of work, it’s proof of storage similar to proof of stake, staking bandwidth and storage
  • the power of storing and serving files as hashes