Can True Freedom Be Achieved With Crypto?

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Young Kedar
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For many people, crypto is seen as a way to make money. While it is true that there are multiple ways in which you can use crypto to make money, there is more to it than just trading coins. There is a multidimensional aspect to it.

I could've put blockchain/Web 3 in the title but that would seem complex. In the context of this article, crypto means cryptocurrency and its underlying technology. Can true freedom be achieved with it?

Freedom can mean different things to different people but the general idea is a state of being free, the ability to be free from this or that (e.g freedom from tyranny). Despite the seemingly free world we live in, many people are still craving for freedom and it doesn't take a sixth sense to know that slavery hasn't been abolished, it just changed form.

What's True Freedom?

True freedom is a state of mind, it's not something you can achieve by moving to a remote island and living off coconuts. It is defined by the absence of boundaries: it's not about location or time, it's not about your job or career and it's certainly not about possessions or wealth.

True freedom is achieved when you're no longer bound by things like money, possessions and even laws.

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Of course, cryptocurrency can't give us that but it has the potential to bring us closer to this state of being.

Firstly, It allows users to 'freely' participate in an open financial system without having their movements restricted by governments or banks.

Secondly, It allows users to 'freely' speak their mind, be it question the status quo or challenge the narrative without them being banned or shut down by corporations.

The third one ties the two together and which is being truly in control. You're in control of your data and it is yours.

Control is a vital component of freedom because it allows you to freely move about, be on top of things and do as you see fit.

In the real world, governments, banks and corporations run the show because they're in control of everything. They're also trying to do the same thing in the virtual (digital) world. The reason why I say trying is because there's a big black hole that's challenging their supremacy and they don't know how to shut it off.

Location Freedom, Time Freedom

Location freedom is about being able to work from anywhere in the world, while time freedom is about being able to do your work when you want to - regardless of where you are physically located.

The two concepts can overlap, but they don't have to. It's possible for someone who doesn't have location freedom (like me) to have time freedom and vice versa.

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In crypto, there's an element of both location and time freedom. Time freedom in a sense that it's open 24 hours so you can 'work' anytime you want and from anywhere because crypto isn't specifically located in one place. Isn't that true freedom?

You are a Sovereign Individual

Yes, crypto can't help us achieve true freedom. The reality is that true freedom can only come from inside.

However, in a digital sense, it is a valuable tool that can help us become actually free in a seemingly free world. To become a sovereign individual while everyone else is losing their individuality. Crypto is like an oasis in a desert.

I just figured Hive is the word that ties Crypto/Blockchain and Web 3 because it encompasses all of them.

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