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For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Apex ₿ (@malandrox7), a no bullshit and passionate Bitcoin pleb.
I’ve been meming, shitposting and talking Bitcoin with Apex on Twitter for well over a year now, and was really happy that he decided to come on the show. We’ve talked on Clubhouse before this podcast and he’s a cool dude. What also caught my eye was his interest and tweets about day game — I don’t know of anyone else on Bitcoin Twitter who tweets about it.
We started off this interview with Apex sharing his rabbit hole story and how he found Bitcoin. Apex found Bitcoin in 2016 at around the very start of that big run-up in price to about $20,000. A lot has changed since that last bull run with infrastructure being built, new types of buyers in the market and more. We riffed on why we think this bull market is different and what could happen in the coming year.
Apex explained how he saw the hyperinflation happening in front of his eyes while he lived in Venezuela, and realized the importance of Bitcoin quickly. He talks about seeing the prices of cigarettes rise and noticed something was wrong. Today, in the United States, we are starting to see prices of goods and services rise because of all of the money printing we’ve done this past year. All fiat currencies eventually face the same fate of hyperinflation and wealth evaporation, and seeing these warning signs all around us should be the green light to buy some bitcoin.
Later on, Apex explained how Bitcoin helps you stop over consuming, and he used himself as a good example. He shared that he loves sunglasses and in the past has needlessly dropped some money buying more pairs, but Bitcoin has changed his time preference and incentives, and now he uses that money to buy more bitcoin! I mentioned the FUD of “since Bitcoin is deflationary, people will stop buying things and the economy will fail,” which I disagree with because people today are significantly over consuming, to the point where they just go further and further into debt. Bitcoin fixes this by cutting out the needless spending. This cut back on spending allows for people to save their money and build wealth, while still spending their money on better goods and services that they want.
We ended the podcast by talking about all of the new brilliant minds coming into the space, and how they raise the level of quality of Bitcoin education. Every year, we have smarter and smarter people entering Bitcoin and giving their valuable insights, opinions and research. Apex is bullish on future Bitcoiners! He also thinks that Bitcoin is the perfect tool to advance humanity forward, and I couldn’t agree more. Why does he think that? You’ll have to listen to the show to find out!
Below are some of Apex’s most interesting thoughts shared during the interview. And be sure to check out the full episode for more.
How Did You Find Bitcoin And Fall Down The Rabbit Hole?
I had first heard of bitcoin on Bloomberg TV out of all places, in 2010. Throughout the years, I would always hear about it in some random podcasts not that were not bitcoin-related and thought it was kind of a joke. Then, one day I went over to my pot dealer’s home to buy some weed and he started pitching me on Ethereum. He was showing me some price charts and shit; we were so fucking high. He started telling me that, in the future, through Ethereum my house appliances would communicate with each other through the blockchain. Anyways, he got me to download the Coinbase app and I bought the shitcoin. I figured I’d buy the other two that were on there (bitcoin and litecoin). This was in late 2016 and as the bull market of 2017 began, I became more intrigued. NGU tech has that effect. I was fortunate to find some good YouTubers who started exposing the truth of bitcoin compared to the other two shitcoins I had. The rest is history.
How Has Bitcoin Changed Your Life?
I spend a lot of time on Twitter, I shitpost more than I should. I check the bitcoin price like seventeen times a day, but I also lift weights, stack sats (almost on the daily) and stopped smoking weed (except on Sundays). While these bad/good habits sound a bit mundane, these changes have made me incredibly wealthy.
What Is The Most Amazing Thing About Bitcoin To You?
Instinctively, I’ve always known that governments and monetary policy always had me climbing uphill to find ways of storing/increasing my wealth. Once I started going through the rabbit hole and grow more confident in allocating fiat shitcoins into bitcoin, I just slept better at night knowing my purchasing power is increasing over time. All this to say that the most amazing thing about bitcoin to me is the overall sensation of peace and well-being it brings to my life.
What Are You Most Looking Forward To In The Bitcoin Space?
The new wave of plebs finding peace and financial security as they take upon themselves the journey in discovering what this means to their personal and family’s bottom line. Bitcoiners are awesome people, so I’m looking forward to the future of humanity.
What Is Your Price Prediction For The End Of 2021 And The End Of 2030?
$333,000 and $6,150,000 because bitcoin memes become reality. Vamos!!!!!!