As some of you know that are in the Freedom Feens community, and some outside of it, a new currency was launched a couple of weeks ago called Bipcoin. It was the brainchild of Michael Dean, with Brian Gordon and Derrick Slopey working to help fulfill the dream.
For those of us in the Feens community (it’s not just good radio, it’s a community), we welcomed the creation of a coin that was, in a sense, ours.
We all had dreams of what this coin could mean, not just within the community but beyond it. I was looking forward to building up enough BIPs to buy an ad on the Freedom Feens show. I envisioned a network of Feen-friendly websites, podcasts accepting BIPs as payment for ads, links, promotions. It might have even led to more BIP-payable potentials like folks in the community using BIPs to buy other things from one another, like web design, etc.
But sadly, it all came to an end today with an announcement that Bipcoin was no more. Here is Michael Dean’s post on why;
I am definitely sad to see this experiment end, but I will not be joining or supporting anyone who thinks that the Bipcoin team owes them anything. We who embrace true liberty embrace it in part because we are NOT afraid to fail, we are NOT afraid to walk to the edge of possibility without a safety net.
For my part, this whole experiment taught me a lot about digital currency. And now I am ready to finally enter the Bitcoin universe. The whole mining experiment for me (I got to 100 BIPs and I’m very happy about that) taught me a lot about the value of digital currency (just how and what was learned is a long article in and of itself).
So, for nothing but the time it took me to set up my wallet and the computer mining while I slept, I finally got that breakthrough understanding of digital currency that made it a lot less intimidating to me.
One of the reasons I love the Freedom Feens radio show is that it is more than a show. It’s comprised of people that I’d want to know, I’d want to be friends with, I’d want to walk in Liberty with. The show does more than put on a show, it experiments with LibPar here and now.
Be it the Bipcot No Gov License or Feen the Homeless, the crew lives liberty and experiments with how to live Liberty behind enemy lines, within the confines of these coercive enterprises called States. This was one of those experiments.
Not all experiments work. But we who pursue true liberty understand fully that we operate on the edge, without a safety net, boldly dreaming of a world yet to be seen in human history, a world where you rule yourself, where your associations are of your own choosing
If Michael came out next week with another digital currency to try, you can bet I’ll be there with my laptop mine, ready to dive in, come what may, into the edge where Liberty is lived out, not just theorized, where we accept life without safety nets, without guarantees.