Why it's Impossible to Shut Down Bitcoin

You can’t delete humanities next evolution — but here is how you can try

Lucien Lecarme
Mar 28 · 6 min read

Bitcoin is an idea whose time has come

Having sleepless nights over your Bitcoin being confiscated by Putin?

World Wide Power Shortage

Imagine this for a moment. A Near-Earth Object (NEO) comes racing down towards our green planet with the speed of light with a 1000 nukes destruction power. NASA happens to be awake and sends Bruce Willis attached to a SpaceX rocket loaded with more nukes to attack the Comet. Make it explode before it reaches our holy grounds. This time Bruce fails. The comet hits Siberia and in the energetic shockwave following the impact, the world’s power switch is turned off.

The 51% Attack Explained

Lets move to a more ‘realistic’ scenario. Technically spoken. The 51% attack on the Bitcoin nodes is possible, but as I will explain very unlikely just the same.

The Cost of a 51% attack

There are 2 ways to perform this 51% attack on the Bitcoin network. One using money, tons of money, and one that is, astonishingly enough, for free.

Photo by Christian Egli on Unsplash

Last Words

Imagine the established money power getting really pissed-off with Bitcoin and all the 2200 billionaires in the world fund a 51% attack.

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Lucien Lecarme

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Writing inspiring stories to empower you to live a passionate and financial abundant life. Initiator of The Spirit of Crypto pub. www.patreon.com/lucienlecarme

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Where Technology Meets Spirituality

Lucien Lecarme

Written by

Writing inspiring stories to empower you to live a passionate and financial abundant life. Initiator of The Spirit of Crypto pub. www.patreon.com/lucienlecarme

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Where Technology Meets Spirituality

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