Sunday, July 12th, 2020
Diversity. It's a word we use a lot in the US, especially over the last decade or so.
Big corporate and mainstream media have pushed this narrative of diversity and inclusion to enhance their brands and present themselves and their products as being for everyone. Inclusive, not exclusive.
I see nothing wrong with that sentiment in and of itself. Who doesn't want a world where people aren't judged by the color of their skin, their social class, their sexual orientation?
But unfortunately the word diversity has taken on a bit of a double meaning these days. While I believe that hearing a diversity of viewpoints can be beneficial and healthy, sometimes I wonder if we're not forcing the issue in a way that's detrimental overall.
For example, if we're talking about designing a nuclear reactor, I want the best experts working on it, no matter what they look like. What I don't want is a team that's hand picked to simply check off as many diversity boxes as possible.
I acknowledge that there are instances where diversity by force can lead to a positive outcome, but I think a better scenario is one in which diversity happens organically and voluntarily.
This is exactly what I see in the BCH community. You might say I'm over exaggerating, but I think the BCH community is one of the most diverse communities in the world.
Included in our number are men and women of all ages and all different backgrounds. People from Los Angeles, California to Asheville, North Carolina. We have BCH supporters in India, Hong Kong, Venezuela, South Sudan, Spain, China, Ghana, and the Philippines, to name a few. We count among us Canadians, and Brazilians, and even a guy in France. We've got engineers, accountants, activists, artists, farmers, students, sex workers.
But the thing is, it's not like BCH has a human resources department that made sure every group on the planet was represented. This community has formed purely by our shared curiosity, and sometimes obsession, to try and bring peer-to-peer electronic cash to the world.
When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, he saw the huge potential of his creation. Once the whitepaper was released, others from around the world also saw the significance of the project. They understood the importance of being able to have a new form of money that isn't controlled by a central government. One that allows cheap, fast, and reliable transactions without the need for any third parties. One that doesn't discriminate who gets to use the network no matter where you are in the world, whether you want to send someone a million dollars worth of BCH, or just a couple thousand satoshis.
Bitcoin Cash aims to be sound money that can be used to transact with anyone on the planet with as little friction as possible. It's an idea so powerful it has drawn people to this community from all walks of life.
Despite the seemingly never ending bear market, and the never ending drama, Bitcoin Cash continues to add more and more people to its community, people from diverse backgrounds who share this vision of a world where our money connects us rather than divides us.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at read.cash. This platform has become one of the best ways to onboard new people into the BCH ecosystem. You will find articles written by people from just about every continent. I love checking the stats page and seeing the total users going up little by little. For example, from the time I started writing this paragraph until now, the total users went from 9,569 to 9,572. I have no idea who those 3 new users are, but because I discovered BCH, I now believe that every individual can make a difference.
Welcome to the BCH community.
BCH is for everyone.