MicroStrategy CEO’s long-standing relationship to the data mining industry and the national security state puts the company’s billion-dollar forays into Bitcoin into perspective.
Michael Saylor and Militarized Software
“Why does one of the largest, historic “business intelligence” companies, which contracts for several major departments of the federal government, some of the largest companies in every industry, and countries all over the world, now own over 114,042 Bitcoin valued at over $5.5 billion dollars at current price levels. Whoever, whatever organization you are, a multi-billion-dollar position represents a major allocation of attention. Since Saylor controls MicroStrategy, his personal conviction about Bitcoin certainly explains much of the move, but the Big Tech ecology also shares the blockchain fervor.
As Bitcoin tends to do, those who fall down its rabbit hole fall hard. Regardless, Bitcoin and Saylor were a match made in heaven. The naitive digital money represents an idealized double entry accounting system where the state is always known. The transactional capacity, fixed supply and energy/computation based security hits all the sweet spots for a logically oriented mind. Bitcoin maintains military level security and prides itself on a militaristic mindset about the health and purpose of the protocol, tapping into Saylor’s upbringing and customer base ideologies.
MicroStrategy works with various defense contractors, security focused government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Army, Navy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and titans of industry and finance including names like Monsanto, Koch Industries, and Bank of America.”
Read full report by Leo Saraceno, “Technocracy’s General: Michael Saylor, Bitcoin and the Binary Control Paradigm” here: https://lnkd.in/guUVZyFg
“It’s been my contention that bitcoin would one day get hijacked simply because it has a powerful brand recognition, and it did not take long for the bitcoin architecture to be reconfigured by big money. Hence, Blockstream, a company backed by big banks and financial institutes, came in and added layers to the bitcoin architecture (called Lightning Network and Taproot).”
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