In an outstanding post made by @Birkeland called Problems in Layer 0 - Social Attacks on Bitcoin he presented a crucial question as follows:
How can we, as Bitcoiners, mitigate the effectiveness of such attacks in our own communities? How can we mobilize our efforts for social change and repolarize widespread Bitcoin perception from negative to positive, from falsehood to truth?

My answer

The 2022 market crash was, for me, something important and neccesary, particularly for two main reasons:
  • Explained to people that bitcoin is not an investment, it's hard sound money that allow people to do whatever they please.
  • Those who played the investing card in the mining sector were rekt, especially miners who took uncontrolled leverage
Why am I talking about this? Because the crash made us realize the layer 0 problem, I think the main core of the situation: how we perceive money. See, most people when they want to buy bitcoin, the second question by default is: and how much money will I make?, trying to put it in the investment context. They see bitcoin as a form of investment, a risky one and their main goal is to accumulate at some point and then convert it to fiat. I'm ok with that and I have nothing to add to that kind of strategy but they miss the core value of bitcoin: money that can resist and its yours.
By the way, this come in hand with another post written by @nerd2ninja where he detailed how far are we from being something mainstream: most people don't (and if you ask me, they won't) run their own node and we know how important is to do it. People are used to wait for others to run their money, when they have something different, they still waiting sovereign but not in their own hands.
So, my final answer is clear: to mitigate the attacks, financial literacy is the most important and the key thing. The best meme/answer I can provide is this one:
When people realize they have something more powerful than any other coin they saw, when they realize they can send 1 USD to their families across continents without KYC/AML and BS like that, when they realize they don't need anyone to run their money, sweet Lord Jesus, have mercy for the banks because we won't.

Sir, are you doing something about it?

I'm doing something. I have a spanish newsletter where I encourage people to learn more about bitcoin, to save in the DCA path and most important thing in the world: to help them understand what they got in their hands. As a matter of fact, I run two groups in my country where we encourage people to save (not invest) bitcoin while we talk about it.
That's my answer to the call. Back to you Ted (?).
Answer to layer 0 attacks - Financial Literacy
Bingo. "Financial Literacy" when reading the original thread. Maybe basic computer/internet literacy in hand with that.
I know people in their 40s not understanding that Facebook comments are public and Whatsapp messages being not. I met new Bitcoiners that told me that they learned about the existence of inflation through Bitcoin and didn't know about it before.
The average education level of people out there is terrifying.
What can we do about it? Just...teach and talk to people who really want it.
To clarify, I did not write the post you're referencing. I copied it from reddit because people here don't want to click a link to reddit to read a post. I linked the post at the end of the article.
Thank you sir for you clarification. I can't edit anymore, my apologies.
You noticed and posted it here, so I think you still deserve credits :) but nice from you to be honest. For some reason, I thought you stole it from yourself on reddit, lol
The reason I posted the contents rather than just linking to the post, is because last time I linked to reddit, people complained that they didn't want to visit reddit. When I said I didn't want to plagiarize, they said they didn't care, fuck reddit. So this time I posted the contents, but still linked to the original.
You did well
Why people don't see the use case of bitcoin?
Here is what I think:
As stated by Jordan Peterson, people don't see things and assume meaning, people see meaning and then assume there is a thing. (
Bitcoin is a solution to a problem that many don't think/know they have.

Show them the problem and people will see Bitcoin.
Indeed. They assume the best of people who hurt us so bad in the past 70 years.
This response is just outstanding...