I usually try to focus on the good in people and processes, but when I watched this video, it was impossible not to think, "What a grotesque waste of human, economic, and natural resources!"
Obviously, these Bitcoin mines create “jobs” and help to feed some families, but a society/economy that creates factories that merely produce “money” (fiat or crypto) is fundamentally destructive to the human spirit and to the broader society. I’m thankful that Cardano is based on a proof-of-stake algo and not an obscenely wasteful proof-of-work algo. If that was not the case, it would be impossible to justify Cardano’s existence philosophically or economically.
These miners are Cardano’s fiercest enemies. They’ve invested so much time and money into exploiting the Bitcoin network that they will never allow Cardano to rise with grace. They will never give Cardano positive credit for anything. They will try in every way possible to tear us down to preserve their Bitcoin oligarchies. They smile with gentle expressions, but when humans feel their livelihoods are threatened, they mutate into vicious animals.
As much as I want our world to be a peaceful and equitable place, I’ve seen so much of the dark side of humanity that I know we have a long, tough road ahead. But the challenge can be energizing if we always remember that we are on the right side of history. And no other blockchain community has such a deep and authentic interest in using their collective superpowers to make this world a better, more equitable place. I’m thankful for that, too.