I don't agree with everything greg maxwell says about non-technical topics, but this is so spot on I had to quote it:

"New things attract weirdos because normal people are more content with whatever they've already got going on in their lives. Often the weirdos are weird in good or at least benign ways. Sometimes they're weird in bad ways. I've been involved early on in a number of big impactful things and each one of them had a disproportionate share of weird people early on...." (1/2)

"... If Bitcoin was significantly worse, I suspect it probably was mostly for the same reasons that anything else involving money tends to bring out the worst in some people."

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Addendum, I kind of object to the term "weirdo", being by many measures one myself. I prefer to use "normie" for the complementary set 😂

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