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#GM01 – The Orange Pill Dosing Dance

GM Bitcoiners,

We all love to talk about Bitcoin, but have you ever got the orange pill ‘dosing’ wrong and instead turned someone away?

Sure, everyone is going to be back eventually, but if you’re talking to people who may be open to the idea of Bitcoin (especially if they are close to you), you don’t want to leave them with a sour orange taste in their mouth if you can help it.

Soooo… let’s talk about dancing.



Argentine Tango is a unique dance that is fairly difficult to master because each dance is improvised, and there is no ‘basic step’. Because of this, there are many different styles of dancing and endless steps and combinations that can be put together. This can make it especially hard for newcomers to find their place, and many dancers often find it hard to work around different styles.

People will have their own preferences and energy along with characteristics such as height and shape, so approaching every person in the same way won’t make you better in the long term. 

If there is a wider gap in the ability levels, the experienced dancer should always be the one to adapt. 

There’s nothing more painful than seeing a more experienced dancer dragging around someone who doesn’t want to dance a certain style or doesn’t have as much experience in the steps. 

You have to meet them where they are and go at their pace to have a good dancing experience. 



This means changing the embrace, step length, and all aspects of the dance. 

Once someone ‘gets’ Argentine Tango, they really get it. It’s not something you can forget, and there’s nothing quite like it. But it’s a niche within a niche and is hard to understand and experience for many… kind of like Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is misunderstood by most people and seen as being overly complicated; this is why sending someone Bitcoin can help them better understand just what this revolutionary technology is. 

When you’re talking to people about Bitcoin, you have to be aware of where they are in their journey. 

Should you drag them around the floor or meet them at their level, selecting the best steps for this part of their adventure? 

  • Personal background 
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Interests
  • Personality

All of this will depend on how you might go about successfully sharing the ‘orange pill’, or at least go about encouraging them to consider saving some Bitcoin. 

Pick the features that are most relevant to them and tell the story of how ‘Bitcoin fixes this’. 

Walk with them at their pace.

Of course, none of this applies on Twitter! 😉

But if you’re talking to a group of people in the ‘meatspace’, consider adapting to them rather than making them see Bitcoin through your worldview from the get-go. 

There is no ‘right way’ to dance Argentine Tango, and there is no ‘right way’ to explain Bitcoin to someone; it all depends on the person in front of you.

Our mission at FastBitcoins is to make it easier for anyone to get started with saving bitcoin. To be ‘the world’s local Bitcoin company’ we must be adaptable, so we’re building the team and services to meet Bitcoiners at every level in their journeywithout compromising on our ethics and foundational beliefs. 

Join us for a ‘tanda’ over at 

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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