Started this year with Isha’s Shambavi Mahamudhra yoga class. Perfect start 🙂
Back to start of 2022. With a heavy heart, I had to wind up my startup Grassroots. Maybe I will write a story about that later.
Then took a dev role at a fintech startup, Figital. I am usually a person, who does a number of things. But in 2022, I toned down my pace, a lot. After an extremely exhausting second sprint (2 years) in grassroots, I was obv. super burned out.
This post is a journal highlighting important events in 2022.
1. Bitcoin genesis day
Started the year with the Bitcoin genesis day event. AMA event in the clubhouse on why bitcoin, not shitcoins:
Celebrated #Bitcoin #Genesis day with an AMA session with @saravananmani_.— Saiyasodharan (@saiy2k) January 3, 2022
Special: Why only Bitcoin, not shitcoins!
Session went good with some good deep discussions on ‘Why Bitcoin is the future’
Thank you, #Satoshi #Nakamoto, whoever, wherever, whatever you are. pic.twitter.com/U79zZKifDg
2. Bitcoin Mumbai meetup
Attended bitcoin meetup @ Mumbai. Met with Raj, Ravi, Anant, Abhilash and many other amazing plebs.
3. My first scuba experience @ Pondy
4. LN Lighthouse
Built a lightning network hobby project. LN Lighthouse, lightning network explorer
5. Chennai bitcoin meetup
Chennai’s #bitcoin #meetup happened amazingly today, #orangepilling 20+ people.— Saiyasodharan (@saiy2k) September 25, 2022
* Ashwin (for organizing),
(for his satoshi-level insights into our economic history),
* Vamsi (for designs) and
* @skepta_19 (for all support)@Bitcoin4India pic.twitter.com/oQenv1CJfJ
With this meetup, 2 success happened.
- The internal success is the birth of a new maxi, Ashwinkumar. He was a maxi even back then. But for this event, he finished reading ‘The Bitcoin Standard’ book.
- Meetup itself is an external success. Thanks to Ashwin for organizing this end-to-end. Because of his efforts, we got 18 attendees, in midst of a deep bear market.
6. Nostr comment widget
Made UI for a nostr comment widget built by fiatjaf.
7. Pulicat lake visit
8. Coorg trip
With my dear school friends. A separate post on this later.
9. All India Bitcoin Conference
Attended India’s first all India bitcoin conference @ Goa.
10. The big news of all
I am now officially a developer in Bitcoin Industry. Big thanks to Francis, the Bull bitcoin team for providing me with this wonderful opportunity, and all fellow plebs who advised me, and helped in reaching out to get this opportunity.
Super stocked that @saiy2k has joined @BullBitcoin_ as a web developper to help us build our upcoming suite of web applications. During the bear market we have been rebuilding our entire infrastrucutre and we are getting ready for a massive upgrade of our services.— FRΛNCIS ☣️bullbitcoin.com (@francispouliot_) November 29, 2022
Welcome Saiy! https://t.co/zCO2daDAuW
If you are a bitcoiner, you should definitely follow Francis. He is not just an entrepreneur doing a bitcoin company. But he is a proper cypherpunk person reflecting its true values (/a hyper-toxic maxi). To get a glimpse, check Bull bitcoin launch video.
What’s ahead in 2023?
Started this year with Isha’s Shambavi Mahamudhra yoga class. I actually practiced this in 2018. Been practicing this regularly as well. Joined again just for re-practice. Day 1 of 2023 was an excellent day with Isha people doing shambavi.
In the class, I see so many people in their 30s, 40s who couldn’t sit idle for an hour. Very sad. Checkout my last year post on Health and see if that helps in anyway,
Throughout my career, I always prefered following my heart rather than doing a traditional corporate career. Out of this journey, was born:
- The anti-corruption NGO, Gray face of India
- Looking back at our mission statement, “Reformation of Indian Administration”. How stupid and naive we were to believe that all the mess could be fixed from inside the system, by the tools provided by the system.
- and the startup, Grassroots
But in both these ventures, doing the right thing != doing the best for myself. Bitcoin actually fixed this. Thank you Bitcoin, Thank you Satoshi. In the words of a senior most Indian maxi:
#bitcoin is one of the few places where— Anant 13% Bitcoin AI (@anant_tap) December 21, 2022
Doing the right thing = doing the best for yourself over the long run
Perfect alignment of incentives
Eagerly looking forward to what sort of adventure lies ahead in 2023.
Huge thanks to my friend, mentor Saravanan mani for being with me, and guiding me throughout the journey regardless of all the atrocities that I do.
Roughly 40 years into the life of the internet protocol (TCP/IP), there is almost no INFORMATION that isn’t touched by it.
Sameway, 40 years into the life of the #Bitcoin protocol, there will be almost no MONEY that isn’t touched by it.
Congrats for the year 2023 na.