Introduction to my Substack - We're on the cusp of a revolution in how we live

We all know about Decentralized Finance, but what lies beyond it?

Welcome to my Substack, my name is BowTiedRobin, and I’m a proud member of the Bow Tied Jungle.

In this Substack newsletter, I will write about Web 3.0, the Metaverse, Zero Knowledge proof applications, and the Decentralization of Everything since its rise is now inevitable due to the advent of DeFi.

My background is that, well, to put it frankly, I’m a time traveler from the 31st century who is fascinated with the 21st century. During my time, we view the 21st century as one of the most impactful eras in human history where the internet, finance, and the exchange of information was forever changed due to radical new technologies that were adopted faster than any before in human history.

Many doubted these technologies during their infancy and sought to discredit them for the financial damage it could cause them. However, they were eventually shown its promise and embraced it wholeheartedly. These early adopters held no anger against the doubters as they were not educated. During my time, we study many of the figures who enabled this change and BowTiedBull remained a key figure who inspired a movement that focused on self-sovereignty, the embrace of “Equal Opportunity, Unequal Results”, and unity behind innovative new technologies that solve problems in society. These ideas later defined the majority of the 21st century and were integrated in all aspects of society.

It was an era far greater than being alive during the American Revolution, where a rag-tag group of thinkers and dreamers decided to create a new republic that brought out the best of mankind through reason, constant improvement, and innovation. The dreamers of society are those who move the gears of time.

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”

T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia

The dreamers of the 21st century were much like those men of the 18th in how they strived to change slow and broken systems with more efficient models of government. However, these dreamers of the 21st are rather different as they seek to not only change government through DAOs (a form of decentralized governance over an organization), the blockchain, and the embrace of Zero Knowledge Proofs (the ability to prove knowledge without revealing it and to give precise answers to precise questions) but also to apply these technologies to the private sector in ways that are yet to be imagined.

May it be known here and now, that we are in the middle of such a change that far exceeds what was witnessed during the 18th century in government and commerce. The change we are witnessing now will leave no stone unturned in how we live our lives. This change will go by many different monikers and names to describe its impact in aspects of the economy, “Decentralized Finance, DeFi, Web 3.0, The Spatial Web, the privacy layer, the Metaverse”. However, all of these names will prove insufficient in the grand scheme of things and it will known as “the decentralization of everything”.

While the majority of people involved in crypto have not even heard of DeFi, let alone heard of Web 3 or the Metaverse, or even the incredibly nascent Zero Knowledge applications. My goal is to help educate as many people as humanly possible about these new spaces and enable them to make investments and entrepreneurial ventures endeavors with practical, quality, and easy to understand information.

History has shown that those who embrace mega-trends such as the Internet, e-commerce, the rise of video games, and even plastics during the 50s have always come out on top and have made unimaginable and insurmountable amounts of wealth by being early to embrace technologies with an open mind and even open arms.

My single goal with this newsletter is to be one of the few who during 2011 was screaming about this radical new technology called Bitcoin and made a bet on it and bought a few thousand on the off chance it receives adoption or the guy who sounded the innovation alarm bells on a radical new thing called Decentralized Finance during the 2018 Crypto bear market and made early bets on nascent coins enabling Decentralized Finance.

I will enable everyday people and curious minds to learn about new technologies that have great potential and even the playing field with accessible language. These insights, will not just be theoretical, they will be as practical as possible. For too long, elite venture capitalists and investment firms have obscured knowledge on their investments and have mislead the public on their intentions with cryptocurrency, specifically. They will have their man or woman on CNBC and Bloomberg say one thing about Crypto and DeFi as their investment history says a completely story. It is time for this liar’s game to end.

It’s time that the Jungle is equipped with forward looking insights that no one else is writing about.

The Chinese have a saying that has predominantly been interpreted as a curse but I don’t believe it is one and I believe it’s the best blessing God could give, “May you live in interesting times”. Those alive during the 21st certainly live during “interesting” times but it is during interesting times that enormous opportunity presents itself if you look deep enough. It also during these “interesting” times of strife and opportunity that man’s full potential is unlocked.

The question is, will you seize the opportunity?