BTCMobick, Could it be the next K-Bitcoin?
"You know, there's this thing called Bitcoin! It's supposed to be the wave of the future!"
That's what one of my friends told me about 8 or 9 years ago. Although I knew absolutely zilch about Bitcoin or any cryptocurrencies at the time (and I still don't), I was open to the idea. I figured, "Hey, anything's possible, and just because I'm clueless doesn't mean it won't happen." So I entertained the thought of investing $500 in it – an amount I reckoned I could part with, even if it all went up in smoke.
The one snag in my grand plan? I was all talk and no action. For starters, my friend's explanation of how to acquire Bitcoin was about as clear as a foggy day in London. But truth be told, I didn't muster the curiosity to dig deeper.
And you know what they say: no action, no result!
Oh, the sweet allure of hindsight, right? Had I jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon back then, I'd probably be sipping piña coladas on a private island by now! Haha, but hey, I prefer to laugh it off.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if my friend, the Bitcoin enthusiast, ended up taking his own advice and investing. He's been pretty quiet on that front, and I haven't heard from him in ages.
Recently, I stumbled upon something called BTCMobick. The name "Mobick" takes a page from Herman Melville's American classic, "Moby Dick," and cleverly blends it with the notion of being 'mobile.' It turns out to be a hard fork of Bitcoin, and it's the brainchild of South Korean author Oh Tae Min, who's often considered a Bitcoin expert in Korea.
When I found out it had Korean origins, I couldn't help but quip, "Is this the next big thing in K-blockchain or K-Bitcoin, riding the wave of the K-wave?" LOL. (Well, who knows, right?)
The friend who introduced me to BTCMobick didn't just suggest I blindly follow along; he insisted that I dive headfirst into the world of blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies. He wanted me to understand the logic and the underlying phenomenon behind it all.
My initial response was more along the lines of, "I'm not particularly interested in amassing immense wealth." However, upon deeper introspection, I realized it was more about saying, "I can't be bothered. I'm not keen on putting in the effort required for learning." It boiled down to my inner couch potato not wanting to budge from its comfy spot.
Absolutely, the world is evolving at lightning speed, and adapting to these changes is crucial, especially with longer life expectancies. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are indeed among the transformative forces, in my humble opinion.
In my own quest for knowledge, I've taken the first steps into the vast world of blockchain and, naturally, BTCMobick. If anyone's keen to explore further, here are some helpful links and articles about BTCMobick:
And, truth be told, I'd love to explain it all myself, but my understanding is still in the "far from explanatory" stage. LOL.
1. The writer Oh Tae Min's YouTube link with English subtitles
2. A blog centered around Mobick, titled 'Hunting Bitcoin Whales: Make Bitcoin more transparent.
3. This article is quite comprehensive, and it appears there will be a series of articles since it is titled as 'Part 1.
Awakening the Sleeping Whales: The Story of Bitcoin MOBICK And What You Might Be Missing Out On Pt 1
4. Global BTCMobickers Group Chat
If you're eager to learn more, consider checking out these group chats on Discord and Telegram.
Well, I'm quite curious to see how it all unfolds. I hope that in a few years, I can look back and proudly say, 'See, I wrote about it back then! I saw it coming! :-)