Linkedin Co-Founder Releases An Epic Crypto Rap Battle Video Pairing Bitcoin Against Banks
There is a vigorous debate happening between Bitcoin and fiat currency which can be sorted out by only one particular form of confrontation, a rap battle. At least that was according to the co-founder of Linkedin, Reid Hoffman.
Because battle raps are won and lost based on who presents ideas and arguments in the most clever, funny, and linguistically creative ways, participants and listeners alike pay close attention to what’s being said.
Who wins in a debate: Alexander Hamilton or Satoshi Nakamoto?
— Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) September 4, 2019
In his Medium post Hoffman says:
“I was particularly struck by his two “Cabinet Battle” songs, and the way he used battle rap to express the opposing viewpoints that informed the issues and debates underlying fundamental moments in America’s development. Since then, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of using battle rap to explore some of the most polarizing issues that characterize our own era.”
Coder Joshua J. Bouw commented that he would use the track as a primer to help him explain Bitcoin to those not already in the know. Meanwhile, the likes of Charlie Lee, Adam Back, and Wences Casares were clearly supportive enough of the project to make cameos in the video itself.
Reid concludes by saying:
“But as far as cryptocurrency has come in ten short years, we’re still in the early days of this technology. And since I believe that informed, civil, and open-minded debate ultimately leads to more innovation and adaptation, I hope the debates continue.”
This is a welcome step in the public debate. It is a light hearted take on a conflict that can potentially change the human civilization in the coming debates.