The Tao of Bitcoin Prophet Michael Saylor In 10 Tweets

Lou Kerner
Jan 23 · 6 min read

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I saw the crypto light on June 29, 2017. One way I help educate people is to suggest they follow the 50 top crypto bloggers on Medium, and every day you’ll get an email with various crypto-related posts. You’ll find a few bloggers who really speak to you.

But in the 3 1/2 years I’ve been in crypto, no one speaks to me like MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor. Per Michael.com:

Michael Saylor is the Chairman & CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a publicly traded business intelligence firm that he founded in 1989. He is also the founder of Alarm.com (ALRM), named inventor on 40+ patents, & author of the book “The Mobile Wave”. He founded & serves as trustee for the Saylor Academy (saylor.org), a non-profit organization that has provided free education to 800,000+ students. He is an advocate for the Bitcoin Standard (hope.com). He has dual degrees from MIT in Aerospace Engineering & History of Science.

Saylor burst on to the crypto scene on Aug. 11, when MicroStrategy announced that it had made bitcoin its primary treasury reserve asset and purchased $250 million of bitcoin to hold in its treasury. On Sept. 14, MicroStrategy completed the purchase of another $175 million of bitcoin. Since then, Saylor has been on a crusade to educate the world about bitcoin, quickly emerging as, arguably, the leading voice in the bitcoin ecosystem. A true bitcoin prophet:

A prophet is a person who advocates or speaks in a visionary way about a new belief, cause, or theory.

Michael isn’t the first Bitcoin prophet, and he won’t be the last. He’s simply another signpost along the way. Another person who drank the kool-aid. Another fellow traveler.

The fact that he’s a billionaire and CEO of a rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market cap public company, obviously raises the impact of his efforts. But I think the biggest reason that he’s had the impact he’s had, is because he truly, deeply, intensely, and profoundly gets it. He’s continuously learning, and continuously sharing his thoughts, at an ever increasing pace:

Bitcoin Related Tweets By Michal Saylor By Month

Here are ten thoughts, related through tweets, on how Saylor views bitcoin and how he’s using his immense talent to help educate others:

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He’s a poet. He’s a philosopher. He’s an iconoclast.

Hope to everyone for a better world.

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If that wasn’t short enough for you…

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Saylor doesn’t think Bitcoin’s a little better than gold, he thinks it’s 100x or 1000x better than gold. And he doesn’t care that it’s not a medium of exchange.

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And he doesn’t care about any other asset asa store of value:

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In interviews, Saylor has cited 35,000 publicly traded companies that carry a total of $5T of cash getting negative real returns.

But Saylor starts with the individual, and the masses around the world that can benefit from bitcoin.

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On October 9th, Saylor tweeted that MicroStrategy had published a curated set of resources and reference materials they relied on to make their decision.

It took MicroStrategy, a comparatively nimble publicly traded company, 6 months to approve and deploy treasury funds into BTC. He thinks most publicly listed companies may take 9–12 months. So he’s trying to start the clock for those companies ASAP.

And he’s continuously educating himself:

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The well-known belief popularized by Andreas Antonopoulos has been embraced by Saylor.

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Saint-Exupéry, was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the United States National Book Award. Who knew?

When Michelangelo was asked how he created a piece of sculpture, he answered that the statue already existed within the marble. God Himself had created the Pieta, David, Moses. Michelangelo’s job, as he saw it, was to get rid of the excess marble that surrounded God’s creation.

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As good as his tweets are. He’s even better on camera:

Saylor often asks “Who are these people that are selling bitcoin to me. I can’t believe someone is willing to sell it to me.” My guess is, they’re people who aren’t reading his tweets.

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Believe Crypto is the biggest thing to happen in the history of mankind. Focused on stablecoins (founded JustStable.com) & communities (founded. CryptoMondays)

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Quantum Economics is a publication for all those who wish to gain a greater understanding of why markets move, what influences them, and how you can get ahead of it.

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