Bitcoin Shepherd initially arose out of a need in the market for a no-frills educational offering to help people understand Bitcoin in simple terms. Somewhere between 20 and 100 hours of work is necessary to develop a decent understanding of Bitcoin. We try to cut that period in half by explaining Bitcoin in simple terms from first principles.
Operating in the Bitcoin space 24/7 naturally resulted in an expansion of our offering to include content, editorial and investment services.
The goal of the business is not to persuade anyone to invest in Bitcoin. It's to help people understand what it is, why it matters and how it improving the lives of people around the world.
Helping people "see" Bitcoin is why we do what we do and this ethos is reflected in our news and education content, as well as the investments we make.
"I don't believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can't take it violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something that they can't stop.
- Friedrich Hayek, 1984
sceptic to evangelist
Today, I'm an evangelical Bitcoiner, but I wasn't always. In my former life, I was an attorney and real estate professional who loved to dabble in financial markets.
I've actively invested all my professional life and up until 2020, I was a Bitcoin sceptic. Like many people, it took multiple touchpoints over an extended period of time before I made the leap into the world of Bitcoin.
I first heard about Bitcoin in 2013 and wrote it off as a fanciful notion of the cypherpunks. It then popped back on my radar in 2017 and still, I remained unconvinced. Frankly, I dismissed it outright without making an honest attempt to understand the arguments made by proponents. Big mistake.
Then in 2020, as I saw governments around the world engage in unprecedented levels of fiscal stimulus, it got me asking: what is money? And why are we paying taxes if governments can simply print money? Enter Bitcoin.
Admittedly, the learning curve was steep, but the deeper I went down the rabbit hole, the more fascinated I was.
Gradually and then suddenly, everything changed.
Now, having invested thousands of hours immersed in the space, I've come to develop a deep appreciation for Bitcoin from an economic, technological and philosophical perspective.
Today, I consider Bitcoin to be one of the most exciting innovations and opportunities of my lifetime. Besides the prospect of asymmetric returns, it also happens to promote liberty, freedom and privacy.
To me, Bitcoin is hope and frankly, I don't think there is anything more important I can spend my time on.
Life before Bitcoin....
Bachelor of Arts (Law and Political Thought)
Bachelor of Laws
Masters of Science (Real Estate)
Certificate IV Real Estate Services
Diploma of Financial Planning Diploma (RG 146)