The defining characteristics of most bitcoins can be measured in the following lines: trust, reputation, and honesty.
I have personally tested and talked more than once about faith and reputation in our social sphere, but could not reach a definite agreement about the importance of respect. It’s just as important as the other two aspects when we make new friends and connect ourselves to the group. These dynamic forces determine whether we deserve someone’s time, attention, trust or support.
The Bitcoin organization must rely on a solid foundation of mutual trust (a verified type of trust) that has developed over the years, through experience of friendship, kinship and fraternal behavior. It simultaneously builds reputation for individuals who gain the general confidence in our space that they must maintain otherwise they risk being rejected.
Reputation determines the depth of a person’s fidelity and helps enable the expansion of trust in broader circles beyond belief and expansion. Those who lack this interpersonal relationship will never be able to work as actively as other Bitcoiners. Owning 100 bitcoins in quiet isolation does nothing to build your reputation, where having 1 bitcoin and 200 bitcoin friends is much more convenient.
In general, interpersonal personal trust and the reputation you have earned is enough to enter into a loose connection and blend in with the group of your choice. But they are not enough to stand the test of time. If someone lacks respect, nothing can be done to save themselves.
Why is respect so important to us? Respect itself controls the longevity of the alliance. Medieval hostility was governed by the basic principle of dignity which had to be adhered to in order to meet the demands of the alliance in the event of an alliance attack by enemies. Today’s approach to this can be seen as your obligation, written or unwritten honor, which governs the relationship.
If you are in a social circle where collaboration is enhanced and members are interfered with or threatened, you are bound to respect the obligation to provide support, otherwise your position in your group will be nullified. In such an arrangement, reputation and trust are also damaged if the honor is not met in accordance with the obligations set by the state to one of the organizations.
An organization can be any group of people, they can be a circle of friends or a family. Complementing our obligation to take care of the family shows that we are bound by our respect for our blood and have the right principles and values to lead or be a member of a family.
Monasticism in the Western Hemisphere was founded on Judo-Christian ethics-however, as atheism has taken a more prominent position in civilization it has cleared the standard slate of coexistent codes of conduct.
But here we must go one step further from intellect because it is not enough for a single ideal being. Fulfilling honors in modern days can only be managed properly by following the Bushido Code.
Japanese civilization had a completely different environment for the development of its code of conduct, where more emphasis was placed on the respect earned for gaining general influence. The discipline of staying here and is governed by Zen Buddhism. Bushido manages samurai morality for centuries, and it helps them to excel over their enemies, controlling most aspects of life, theoretically, improving samurai, but not just in character. Some of these controls were related to how to treat your friends, how to treat your enemies, who to respect or how to be loyal. Which was present in the atmosphere of heroism. This is why we can consider it as a higher moral condition. 1 (When we refer to the state of being, we must imagine it as a philosophical concept that seeks to explain an acceptable way of existence that leads to a fulfilling life; one that coexists with reality in the world around us. This philosophical thought is mainly Multiple original European thinkers can be blamed, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and John Patoska.)
Now, let’s take a better look at it.
The codes of virtue of Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1945) were not the only codes of Bushido, but we can say that they were the “best.” Since they were later, they possessed more refined qualities. Both codes were the same, but they differed in some respects. After World War II, Bushido ceased to exist. Japan lost the war, and because of that, the Japanese army was inactive and came under the control of the U.S. military.
Although the application of these qualities has gone far beyond reality, this does not mean that we cannot accept them as something to follow as Bitcoin. The combination of both Bushido ethics is appropriate for the current life situation of Bitcoin. This is reasonable because organizations are stronger if they are based on sound core qualities that allow for long co-existence and can be strong alliances that are difficult to break.
Respect cannot exist without integrity and vice versa, since we must have a certain moral order that allows us to maintain the social functions of faith. We cannot maintain a moral discipline only some part is respected. In short Hegel’s description of the claim that Bushido could never have been a code of virtue if its core aspects were missing. In the case of Bitcoin’s ethics, we can relate to the fact that we must fully embrace these qualities and reform it with the standards of modernity so that it is suitable for use today. Hegel’s phenomenology further tells us that we must look back to the past to find solutions to our present errors that will allow us to be perfect again. By adhering to the codes of honor, we can overcome our difficulties and become better people.
Since we respect our dignity, we claim that we are willing to go to great lengths to discharge our responsibilities because our integrity governs our moral, ethical conduct towards our colleagues. Bitcoin is not a living state, but we can see similarities. For example, if we do not comply with the network’s sensibility, the transaction will be rejected and we will become a different network. Our obligation to protect the network is being met by humans and not by machines. We run the code to protect everyone’s stored values. We respect our unspoken or unwritten obligations to the network and work to maintain any conflict that may arise. Miners continue to mine because they have a responsibility to protect their own money – if they don’t have leather in their game, they won’t protect it. When mining in China was discontinued, most miners not only sold their equipment but also shifted their operations to continue both profitability and network security maintenance.
Interpersonal relationships also depend on the fulfillment of obligations. If we voluntarily become part of the group and are interested in organizing for the benefit of all, then a code of ethics must be respected. Without these, groups often fall apart and become isolated.
Honesty at this moment ensures that if conflict arises within our group, we respect our obligations, especially if we want to maintain a friendly relationship with an existing group. If you say one thing and then act differently, it will signal to others that you are no longer respected. This will damage your existing relationships and jeopardize your continued presence in the group. There are consequences to such dishonesty.
The similarity and serenity of Edo Bushido is also appropriate because many bitcoins passively want to coexist in peace. Being well-committed to your peers – and neighbors – and not being overly concerned with words can help you achieve peace and be a better bitcoin in general.
We can only try to achieve higher goals with our goals to better protect the network through our participation and to make ourselves better people, especially for bitcoins. One solution I explained above is not a one size fits all one, but you need to find the right amount of them and you have to build your own ethics to finish.
I understand that navigating this complex world of Bitcoin and all its strange creators such as cyber hornets, space cats, dogs, goats, honey badgers, dragons and ordinary people can seem complex and overwhelming. But I hope this short essay will help you on your way to helping others change the world for the better.
This is a guest post from someone’s Jagoras. The views expressed do not fully reflect their own and BTC Inc.’s Bitcoin Magazine.