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Tipping may be more important than you realize

The surge in tipping activity may be the beginning of a profound change in our culture. I’ll explain why and how I think this is important.

When I first encountered and finally understood Bitcoin on a deep enough level, the one thing about it which excited me the most was its vast potential to facilitate change in our culture. With tipping recently gaining in popularity, we may be witnessing the first such change.

I would argue that information and our ability to efficiently spread it are one of the main factors determining our collective wealth as a society. Consider how things like the printing press or the telephone profoundly changed society by their ability to get more information to more people faster and faster. The next level in this communication explosion is the internet. But here we run into a problem and…

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