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The Good the Bad and Crypty

I mean Crypto. Okay, I know. I spelled it wrong. So call the grammar police and report me. I did this just like every spam headline you see as you surf the net and people throw out the phishing nets trying to get some of your money.

So, why are you spending some of your valuable time to even glance at my opinion? Where is the value here? What can I offer that no other spam machine has not tried already? Nothing.

Here it is. I have nothing to offer you. Nothing that many would consider a thing of value. I only have encouragement and hopefully a good story to share on Money, Crime, and your part in making this world a better place.

I find it easy to find fault in so many areas of our daily life. The excess's of Government spending and control is a dead horse to many. Keep beating the drum and no one will listen after while. I for one will keep up this drumbeat for the other side is relentless and ever growing.

How about the hackers and phishing/scam artists? How do they impact you? Hopefully you have put in place some strong safe guards and you can go about your daily chores online in relative peace.

So now, the good news.

Your contribution to the betterment in this world starts the day you bought your 1st coin. No matter if it was 10 Satochi or 10 ETH. Your contribution is a part of making this world a better place. Let me expound. Bear with me as I preface this with a parable that I witnessed 1st hand.

Long ago in a far away land (when I was younger ,not smarter) There was a group of businessmen that had worked hard to get where they had plenty. Not super rich, but not living hand to mouth as some startups do. They were greatful for the excess of time and money they enjoyed and wanted to share with others. I owned an electrical contracting company at the time.

Our networking group consisted of other contractors and builders, and we had heard stories of decendents of an ancient tribe of people that were wanting to bring electricity to their village. This aboriginal group had no power and the children had no formal education nor schools. They only had candles for light.

With a bit of research, we found some Americans that had traveled to this area. A semi rain forest mountainous area hours away from what you would decribe as a road. Visitors to the area had contact with the locals and had obtained permission from the Chief Elder to travel in the area. ( otherwise, without permisson to travel, It was a 1 way trip and people that were not invited seemed to disappear in the jungle.)

The language they spoke was not of the country they lived in, as it had been conquered 500 years earlier by the Spanish, and these tribes were so remote they still spoke in the ancient tongue of bygone civilizations. Now, in 1985 they were only hours away from towns and a highway. We needed 2 different interpreters.

What an adventure! The travel alone was such a challenge. The 1st visit ; we had to pay off the local authorities and paid huge ( to them) fines for just traveling down their highways or roads. We paid fines for having rented vehicles. We paid fines for staying overnight in two different states. We paid off border guards every other day even though we had the proper documents and had paid off the judges to get those documents. Every border check point was costly.

When we reached our rally point, in a city of 30,000 people, we only had a few hours sleep before we had to leave and drive 3 more hours to get to the trail head and then 4 hours on foot to reach the village. I cannot imagine doing this trek today at my age.

This 1st trip was a recon mission to see if it was feasible to bring electricity to this remote village. I surveyed the terrain and mapped a route up the side of the mountain, a path that was uninhabited and did not cross any territorial boundries of any other tribes. ( pre GPS, Pre Cell phone or satellite photos) Literally a compass, a machete, some local fruit for food, and 2 guides/guards.

I came down the mountain and along with interpreters, I arranged a meeting with the Vice-President of operations for the state owned power company. I was met with brandy and cigars and such a cordial mood, that I knew this was the right path. This man could get the state power company to run a node with in a few miles of where I needed power, and I could hire natives to pull a power cable up to the village.

Part 2;

What happened to the Crypto part of the story? Stay tuned . I will publish the ending of this story next week and tell you how today, your crypto and the technology behind it brings not only power, but cell phone service and even banking services to the unbanked peoples of far away and even remote areas. And how these people can retain ancient customs and language; and still converse with the modern world.

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