“Before Gold, There Was Meat”: Rise of the Bitcoin Carnivores

“Before Gold, There Was Meat”: Rise of the Bitcoin Carnivores by Chris Campbell – LFB.org

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“Bitcoin is a revolt against fiat money, and an all-meat diet is a revolt against fiat food.”
– Michael Goldstein

--Before there was money, before there was gold,” Shawn Baker, MD, announced on Twitter, “there was meat! The original bitcoin!”

Shawn Baker is, in his own words, “Just your average backflipping, basketball dunking, quarter ton deadlift repping, 80kg KB swinging, world record rowing 50 y/o carnivore MD!”

Shawn Baker

Muscular man with four pounds of meat

His diet consists of meat and water. He eats, on average, about four pounds of steak a day.

“Meat is complete,” is his philosophy. It’s all you need to eat.

“Humans followed their food to the ends of the earth,” says Baker. “Those humans that could not survive on just fatty meat did not fare well.”

And, curiously, although he doesn’t own any bitcoin yet (“soon,” he told me), he’s an unlikely thought leader in the bitcoin space.

How could, you might wonder, a doctor who doesn’t have any bitcoin be an increasingly prominent voice in the bitcoin community? Well, to answer that, you must understand what bitcoin is.

The bitcoin ecosystem is an eclectic one. The technology brings together a wide spectrum of thought leaders from many different fields.

As Ferdinando Ametrano put it:

Why Bitcoin is hard to understand

“Bitcoin,” Jameson Lopp, an engineer at BitGo, says, “is a living protocol that emerges from a melting pot of ideas, philosophies, cultures and politics after they undergo trial by fire.”

One of the most interesting and offbeat creatures emerging from this ecosystem, then — those giving Shawn Baker an increasingly bigger platform — is the “Bitcoin Carnivore.”

Their motto: “Use only Bitcoin, eat only meat.”

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