Entrepreneur, investor and cryptoactive enthusiast has produced a music video intended for people to talk about the use of digital assets. The video shows Alexander Hamilton, the original “banker” and a rap fight by Satoshi Nakamoto, inspired by the role of Lynn Manuel Miranda in the hit musical “Hamilton.”
Entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency industry have generally received a “bitcoin rap battle.” Its creator, Reid Hoffman, has spoken to corroborate his efforts, arguing that the rap fight is an ideal means to debate.
Why is Rap Battle the right machine for the crypto and Fiat debate?
Reid Hoffman, one of the founders of LinkedIn and investor of Blockstream and Coinbase, published a LinkedIn post about the creation of “Bitcoin Rap Battle Debate: Hamilton vs. Satoshi.”
He writes that the song was produced among the defenders of the traditional “centralized currencies” (represented by the founding father and the head of the central bank, Alexander Hamilton) to provoke a “determined debate.” Represents the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto). Although the character is represented by a person, the song indicates that nobody knows the true identity of the character and points out that even a “hologram” can be the godfather of cryptocurrencies.
Hoffman says he wanted the discussion to continue with rap, as it provides an ideal platform to express the opposite opinion. The entrepreneur writes that since the outcome of a rap fight depends on the accuracy of the words, phrases and arguments of each participant, the listener should pay attention to:
“… the battlefields are won and lost based on who presents ideas and arguments in the most intelligent, fun and creative way based on language, both participants and listeners pay attention.”
This is in contrast to the most typical forms of discussion, which are often characterized by stubborn participants who are only interested in their own opinions, and think that the shouts of the opposition are the best way to convey them. Hoffman says he wants the video to make more people talk about cryptocurrencies and their potential role in future global finance.
As we mentioned, the opinions about “Bitcoin Rap Battle Debate: Hamilton vs. Satoshi” were generally positive. Cypherpunk confessor Joshua J. Bouw says he will use the song as a manual to help explain Bitcoin to those who don’t know it yet. At the same time, people like Charlie Lee, Adam Beck and Wences Casares clearly supported the project to take Kodo to the video himself.