Bitcoin ‘Honks’ in Canadian Politics

GM Bitcoiners,

No one wants to see Bitcoin politicised and being turned away by people it could help, but it is and will continue to be, for now at least.

These are comments made by Justin Trudeau, current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party, about Pierre Poilievre, the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party…

Pierre has been one of the few voices raising alarms over some of the downsides of government spending policies…

Inflation is an easy target, but he’s at least said some intelligent things about Bitcoin and has attempted to hold the government accountable for spending, even if it is just for political gain…


Bitcoin is money that’s open to everyone and offers the same benefits, but even Satoshi knew that Bitcoin would be more attractive to certain groups in the early growing period…


“It’s very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code than with words though.”

― Satoshi Nakamoto


We’ll likely find this will become more divisive in the short term as the political landscape heats up further over the coming years.

The benefits? 

Bitcoin needs a group of dedicated HODLers in the early period.

As the network continues to spread via these ‘true fans’, the benefits will become too great to ignore, regardless of one’s political stance. 

Drama and news also keep Bitcoin relevant, although we do want to push back against uninformed media. This is also useful for orange-pilling family and friends who have already taken someone else’s position on Bitcoin. 

If someone thinks the ‘freedom’ aspect of Bitcoin means ‘anarchy’, mention people outside of their political strive in other countries, who have restricted financial systems and how Bitcoin can help them. 

And for those who don’t follow politics? 

You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you. 

Just keeping voting with your ‘sats‘ 😉

Written by Henry

Content Manager at FastBitcoins. Came to Bitcoin for the sound money... stayed for the memes! When not on Bitcoin Twitter, Henry can be found dancing Argentine Tango or in the gym.

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