Bitcoin Revolution: Serhiy Tron’s Fight for Financial Stability

• Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in Kamianske, Ukraine and grew up in a hardworking city.
• At 16, he started his own heavy fuel oil supply company that had grown to 120 gas stations and 5 oil depots by 2010.
• In 2011, he invested in Citi Commerce Bank and expanded its footprint from 40 to 185 branches before being faced with the Maidan Revolution of 2014.

The Life of Serhiy Tron

Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in the Ukrainian city of Kamianske (formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk). His mother was an accountant and father worked for 25 years in the military before working with victims of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. At age ten, he began boxing which would become a lifetime passion until an injury forced him to quit at 19.

Entrepreneurial Journey

At age 16, Tron decided to put all his energy into entrepreneurship and launched a heavy fuel oil supply company while taking classes at university during evenings. By 2010, it had grown to 120 gas stations and five oil depots near Luhansk and Donetsk. He also invested in technology that allowed him to clean oil tanks and sell extracted sediment. In 2011, he bought into Citi Commerce Bank which soon grew from 40 to 185 branches with a capitalization of almost $1 million.

The Maidan Revolution

February 2014 saw the beginning of the Maidan Revolution which brought political instability across Ukraine that caused financial turmoil for Tron’s businesses. This led to bank shutdowns as well as having his assets frozen by both Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government alike who suspected him of financing terrorism activities or money laundering via his business ventures. Despite this challenge, Tron stuck it out through court battles until ultimately managing to regain control over his finances through legal means by 2018.

Bitcoin Discovery

It was during this time that Tron discovered Bitcoin when searching for ways to stabilize his finances against rapid inflation rates due to economic unrests caused by revolution events unfolding around him. After doing some research on cryptocurrency projects like Ethereum, Ripple or Monero, it was Bitcoin’s trustless nature that drew him in and made him decide to focus on learning how it works so he could use it for financial security purposes within his businesses operations going forward instead of relying solely on traditional banking system anymore .

A Passion Project

Tron eventually found himself drawn into open source software development after learning more about Bitcoin’s decentralized network structure inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper vision published back in 2008 – something he could relate too after having experienced firsthand what authoritarian power can do first hand living through Soviet Union era growing up himself.. His passion project today is helping build software solutions using blockchain technology with an aim towards bringing stability back into world economy again from ground level up one step at a time just like he did when starting out making heavy fuel supply business back when still teenager only few years ago..

Revolutionize Your Finances: Ditch Fiat Money for Bitcoin

• The article examines the ways that fiat money has led to terrible incentives at the individual, corporate and national levels.
• It provides historical context of the Bretton Woods Agreement from 1944 which established a new monetary world order.
• The article goes on to discuss how global incentives are affected by fiat money.


This is an opinion editorial by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur and programmer with over 20 years of experience. In this article, he goes through the ways the entire world is incentivized by fiat money. The previous articles spoke more generally about how individuals, companies and nations are affected by fiat money. This article will be a lot more specific as there’s only the one world we live in and we don’t need to speak generally.

Bretton Woods Agreement

We start the analysis of global fiat money incentives with one of the major historical events that precipitated the world we live in today and that’s the Bretton Woods Agreement from 1944. Bretton Woods is a small town in New Hampshire where government bureaucrats from all over the world came to establish what they called “a new monetary world order.” If that sounds ominous and sinister, that’s because it is. The idea of the conference was to fix the problems from World War I (WWI), where reparation payments and loopholes around then re-established gold standard wreaked havoc over so many economies and eventually led to World War II (WWII). Returning to pre-WWI gold standard was too difficult to square with central banking monetary control that every country had gotten used to, so conference was way figure out how establish some other monetary order.

Pre-WWI Gold Standard

Prior to WWI, gold was convertible directly at banks. In U.S., exchange $20.67 for one ounce of gold while UK exchange £4.25 for one ounce of gold . Currency backed by gold convertibility kept it scarce . Most currencies were gold-backed foreign exchange easy didn’t fluctuate because gold standard . Advent central banking changed this some central banks created own currency , allowed them print create much needed funds war effort . Central banking also gave governments ability tax citizens without actually raising taxes .

Bretton Woods Solution

The main problems were every country wanted legitimacy of gold but also stealth taxation central bank fiat money solution they came up with adding level indirection redemption . Under agreement , U.S dollar became reserve currency would redeemable 1:1 ratio against U..S equally weighted basket commodities such as wheat soybeans etc . Other currencies fixed rate dollar , but could adjustable if deemed necessary International Monetary Fund (IMF) created ensure countries followed rules created Bretton woods agreement


In conclusion , this article examined different ways global incentives are affected by fiat money , specifically in terms history behind Bretton woods agreement solution proposed address problems WWI WWII eventuated current financial system based on inflationary currency units controlled governments themselves .

From $0 to $68K: Tracking Bitcoin’s Price History

• Bitcoin was created in 2008 to challenge the existing centralized monetary system.
• It quickly rose from a value of $0 in 2009 to over $68,000 in 2021.
• Through its halving cycles and macroeconomic events, bitcoin has had a turbulent and volatile price history.


Bitcoin was created in 2008 with the goal of challenging the traditional centralized monetary system. Despite its tumultuous and volatile price history, it has managed to rise from a value of $0 in 2009 to over $68,000 in 2021. In this article, we take you through bitcoin’s price history year after year around the critical events that shaped it into an innovative monetary system.

Price History

The following figures vary based on data source chosen:

2010 – Start: $0.003 | High: $0.40 | Low: $0 | EOY % Performance: 9,900%

2011 – Start: $0.30 | High:$32 | Low :$0.29 | EOY % Performance :1,467%

2012 – Start:$4.70| High :$16| Low : $4| EOY % Performance :183%

2013- Start:$13.30| High :$1,163| Low :$13| EOY % Performance :5,953%

2014- Start:$805| High :$936| Low :$310| EOY % Performance:-61%

2015-Start: 318 | High 465 |Low 172 |EOY%: 36 %
2016 – Start 434  High 981  Low 351  EOY%: 123%
2017 -Start 966 High 19 892 Low 784 EOY%: 1375 %
2018 -Start 13 657 High 18 343 Low 3 217 EOY%: -72 %
2019-Start 3 844  High 13 017  Low 3 401  EOY%: 88 % 2020-Start 7 200 High 29 096 Low 3 850&nbps EOY%:302 % 2021-Start 28 951&nbpos ;High 68 789 &nbpos ;Low 29 796 &nbpos ;EOY%: 60% 2022-Start 46 379 &nbpos ;High 47 835 &nbpos ;Low 18 490 &nbpos ;EOY%: -64% 2023 16 537—-


How many times has bitcoin been declared dead? At least 463 times.

What is driving the swings in bitcoin’s price? Halving cycles as well as macroeconomic events.

Has bitcoin always bounced back after crashing? Yes, each time it has recovered its previous highs and gone on to set new ones.


Bitcoin has come a long way since its humble beginnings a decade ago and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon despite occasional crashes and volatility along the way. Its resilience and recovery capabilities have proven some of the most seasoned investors wrong while winning new supporters along its journey from an experiment worth nothing to an innovative alternative currency worth over sixty thousand dollars today

Escape the Fiat Trap: How Bitcoin Can Change Education

• This opinion editorial by Tim Niemeyer looks at how the coercive fiat monetary system incentivizes less-than-optimal decision making and substandard relational habits.
• He believes that parents are compelled by this system to make decisions with high time preference actions, which can lead to helicopter parenting.
• Bitcoin can help solve these problems by providing sound money that is not controlled by any one person or group.

The Coercive Fiat Monetary System

I’m a teacher by day and a rabid Bitcoiner by night. I currently teach elementary music, and I truly love my job. It’s similar to being the co-host of Lincolnland Bitcoin in that I get to share my passions (music and Bitcoin) while potentially helping others develop a deeper appreciation for and better understanding of each. I don’t orange pill at school though; I feel it’s necessary to separate church and state, if you will. Still, being able to experience both simultaneously has helped me be able to develop a greater understanding of each.
But appreciating Bitcoin has also given me a unique perspective in my work as a teacher, and I wanted to share some of observations I’ve made in almost two decades of being an educator about how our coercive fiat monetary system incentivizes less-than-optimal decision making and substandard relational habits… and maybe a little about how Bitcoin fixes this.
The purpose of this article is not to badmouth any specific group or subset of the population (maybe fiat politicians though, lol). Most everyone has justifications for their actions, and who am I to tell them otherwise? For what it’s worth, I believe the majority of parents are good, hard-working people who do their best with what they have to provide. It’s not their fault they’re compelled to be in a monetary system that steals their time and efforts via inflation, which forces high time preference actions. Many don’t see the benefits we Bitcoiners see to sound money that’s not controlled by the whims of those in power who have their own agendas and incentives. Furthermore, too few see that choosing red or blue or right or left doesn’t really provide long-term, systemic change due to the fact that each side is beholden to their inherent system .

Helicopter Parents

One observation I’ve noticed in the past few decades is the emergence of helicopter parents. WebMD lists the following signs of helicopter parenting: they fight their child’s battles, do their schoolwork, coach their coaches, keep their kids on a short leash, are a maid in their own house, play it too safe and can’t let their kids fail.
I believe most of these are a byproduct of living in a fiat system. When you have a system that allows humans to be in control of the money supply

Bitcoin Mining’s Actual Sustainable Energy Use: 52.6%

• The Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance (CCAF) study on Bitcoin’s environmental impact underestimates the amount of sustainable energy used for mining.
• ESG investors are largely uncomfortable investing in Bitcoin due to the CCAF report’s findings that sustainable energy only makes up 37.6% of total energy use.
• In order for ESG funds to invest in Bitcoin, they need independent, empirical data demonstrating unambiguously how the CCAF study came to be understated and by how much, that Bitcoin is quantitatively moving towards sustainability, and that it is a net positive to the environment.

Bitcoin’s Energy Usage: What We Know

The Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance (CCAF) recently released a study on Bitcoin’s environmental impact titled “A Deep Dive Into Bitcoin’s Environmental Impact.” This study found that only 37.6% of Bitcoin mining’s total energy use is from sustainable sources. However, this underestimates the actual amount of sustainable energy used for mining as there have been significant advances in this area since then.

Why ESG Investment Matters

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investment is becoming increasingly popular and is projected to reach $10.5 trillion in the U.S alone. This means that if ESG funds feel comfortable investing in Bitcoin then user adoption can occur and this could be a major boon for its growth. Right now however, many ESG investors are unsure about investing due to the findings of the CCAF report which showed only 37.6% of total energy being from sustainable sources.

What Would It Take For ESG Funds To Support Bitcoin?

In order for ESG funds to invest in Bitcoin projects they require three things; independent empirical data demonstrating how the CCAF report was understated and by how much, evidence that shows a macro trend towards sustainability, and proof that it would be net positive for the environment overall if they did invest in it.

What Is Being Done To Address This Issue?

Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) has produced its own study which claims 58.9% of total energy usage comes from renewable sources but unfortunately it has been met with skepticism due to BMC being an industry body rather than an independent source of research like Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance (CCAF). Environmental groups such as Earth Justice have assumed that CCAF numbers must be correct while ignoring BMC’s research leading to stalled user adoption due to a lack of progress around this issue within the industry itself thus far.


To ensure widespread adoption of bitcoin and maintain its growth trajectory it will be vital for independent research into bitcoin’s environmental impact which takes into account all available data including industry bodies such as BMC as well as other relevant sources like CCAF so we can get an accurate picture on where we stand with regard to bitcoin’s sustainability efforts . Until then, further progress towards wider acceptance from mainstream institutions such as banks or government bodies may remain slow going until these issues are addressed properly .