Bitcoin’s Silent Revolution: The New Renaissance – Bitcoin Magazine


This is an opinion editorial by Stefan Dzeparoski, award-winning international creative director and producer.

This article owes its inspiration to the essay “A Quest for Social Truth” from “Bitcoin is Venice” by Allen Farrington and Sacha Meyers.

“You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so desperately dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. — Morpheus

From the 14th to the 17th century, a major shift in consciousness took place in the Western world. This change is known as Rebirth. During this period, the church was gradually removed from the role of intermediary in the lives of citizens. The Church was the epicenter of all political, monetary and social power. During the Renaissance, a social class of merchants imposed itself as the dominant class. This class did not need an intermediary to instruct its daily life and dictate the distribution of wealth. Merchants introduced double-entry bookkeeping as the first manifestation of decentralized currency. Merchants have also paved the way for decentralized communication by adopting a printing press. This class saw the value of different types of assets. The legend of the Medici family was not born from an investment in banking and commerce, but from a conscious investment in intangible cultural projects. Art and artists have become a store of value unrelated to any nation, political or ideological structure. All this will later lead to the separation of State and Church.

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