“The So-Called “I Don’t Invest” Is All in Legal Currency” Preface: Complete the chapter of financial freedom and unveil the prelude to freedom of the press

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Paradoxically, the main reason for writing this book is that I don’t want to continue writing on this subject. And thinking seriously about investing is also because I don’t want to invest.

When I first wrote the article “The so-called “I don’t invest”, that is, all in legal tender”, it was not so much to bring out any truth, but rather to reflect on myself, because the person in the article who thought he never invested was exactly me before.

After the article was published, a young man responded, disapproving of the content and insisting that he never invests. I also responded to him seriously several times, but I didn’t tell him that I was so serious not only because I valued readers’ feedback, but also because I saw my former self from him. However, no matter how I explain further, he still disdains to have anything to do with the behavior of investment. In short, he thinks that I have misinterpreted investment and wronged him.

If there is a so-called target audience for this book, it is probably this young man, the old me, and all those who think that they never invest, nor plan to invest, and insist on being “down-to-earth”. On the contrary, those who already have investment awareness may not be satisfied with the superficiality of this book. After all, it neither teaches short-term speculation, does not mention leverage, and does not advocate derivatives.

The truth is, even today, I still feel uncomfortable being called an investor. It is clear that the goal is to be an inventor, but how can it be regarded as an investor? These are two different levels of existence. Inventors, entrepreneurs, creators, or at least craftsmen and programmers, are creating new things and creating added value for the world; but investors, buying low and selling high, are just adding value to their own wealth. , making no contribution to society – I’m not sure if the above expresses the young man’s aspirations, anyway, I used to believe so deeply.

However, in the process of trying to create, I gradually realized that creation and investment are not opposed, but symbiotic. As the saying goes, “Money is not everything, but without money, nothing is impossible.” Money is useless if there is no goal to be achieved; but the clearer the vision, the more money is needed. Creation burns money. If you want to create, you should either invest well and save enough money to burn it, or find an investor and exchange other people’s investment for your own focus on creation. Anyway, both paths are inseparable from investment.

However, it was after I co-founded LikeCoin in 2017 that I really realized that “you can’t do it without money”.

It was an accident.

What LikeCoin is going to do is decentralized publishing (DePub). When I first started, I naively thought that this project had nothing to do with money. To be precise, I thought that money to LikeCoin was the cost of development, operation and promotion, nothing more. After doing it, I found that to achieve this, not only the work required for development and promotion is not less than that of a start-up company, but also various elements such as anti-counterfeiting mechanism, liquidity, legitimacy, etc., all of which are conditions that money needs. In this context, I gradually understood the essence of money from being “not an investor” who is all in fiat currency, and deeply realized another meaning of “money is not everything, but without money, nothing is impossible”, and then became an investor. “investor”.

To this day, I still put the most energy and time into creation and creation, but at the same time, I use the most cost-effective investment method to deal with the few remaining assets in my hand. Many people will say that they don’t have much spare time and it’s not worth investing in. In fact, the tighter the surplus, the more need to invest properly, and the more suitable it is to use cryptocurrency as an investment medium.

With awareness, in addition to writing, I also run a “Financial Freedom” class at the Folk Academy. Seeing the title of the course, some friends said that I have changed. The implication is that I have collapsed. The young man with a little ideal in the past has become so rich and talked about financial freedom.

It really taught me to laugh and cry. Cryer, I have written so many articles, and I have also shared my views on freedom and pluralism, the protection of privacy and civil rights through interviews, lectures and other occasions. Just seeing the half-joking and half-headlined party titles can misunderstand My friend, probably let him continue to misunderstand. Laughers, I hope that is the truth, I really learned to make money and enjoy myself, that would be great.

So, even I felt very disobedient, as if forging a degree, I actually taught “Blockchain Sociology·Financial Freedom”. The course design is divided into eight units, from “Wallet”, “DeFi”, “Trading”, “On Ramp” in the first half, to “Investment”, “Identity”, “Mining” and “Diversification” in the second half, and also These are the eight chapters inherited from this book.

The course was held twice, the first time was for on-site lectures and homework, and the second time it was changed to watch the pre-recorded lectures by the students themselves, and then conduct workshops and teach hands-on. Because of the concept of opening knowledge to everyone, all the videos and extended readings of the courses are all published on my website, and anyone can refer to them anytime, anywhere as long as they have access to the Internet. In order to make the extended reading complete, I continued to write articles around eight units, and finally edited them into this book.

It can be said that “The so-called “I don’t invest”, that is, all in legal tender” appeared because I really wanted to learn the necessary abilities in the process of achieving the goal, and organize all the relevant knowledge so that everyone can Being able to get in touch will also allow me to let go of this topic and devote time and energy to the goal itself.

Among the 40 articles in this book, two were collected in 2018 and 2020 in the “Ming Pao – Sunday Life” column chungkin Express, and 25 articles were collected in the “Apple Daily” column #decentralizehk in 2020-2021, and reproduced in “Stand News”. I would like to take this opportunity to thank “Ming Pao”, “Apple” and “Standard”, as well as the folk academy for their support and tolerance, which made this book possible. In just two years, three of these four institutions that are so important to society have ceased operation, which makes me hope to sort out the knowledge about financial freedom as soon as possible, and focus on the development of freedom of the press and democracy in the next five years.

There is no editorial reminder anymore, and I was forced to self-motivate myself, who used to be undisciplined in writing. I distribute the weekly “Blockchain Sociology” every Friday, and some of the manuscripts complete the rest of the book. There are 50 issues of the weekly newspaper so far, and it has never been released. It is a miracle for me. I hope I can stick to it.

There are eight chapters and forty articles in this book, all with URLs. In addition to leaving a message for discussion, it is also convenient for readers to collect the NFT of the article. This is my attempt to give the most modern interpretation to the earliest creation of words; on the one hand, at the moment when words are declining, to develop a new writing business model, and on the other hand, to elevate the status of readers from passive receivers to active Stakeholders who participate in the entire process of curating, creating, inheriting and collecting works.

I hope that “The so-called “I don’t invest”, that is, all in legal tender” can inherit the past and usher in the future, complete the chapter of financial freedom, and unveil the prelude to freedom of the press.

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