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比特币的天命——《比特币》序

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本文系比特币基金会教育委员会前主席查尔斯·霍斯金森 为比特币——一个虚幻而真实的金融世界》(京东当当亚马逊已有预售)一书所作的序,长人同学翻译。

所有的事物和体系都有自己的空间和时间坐标。我们的世界因哲学、政治、宗教、文化和语言之限而分隔,却因交易的愿望而合为一体。这愿望是终极的人类社会契约,赋予我们学习、合作及竞争的共同动力。这样一个包含着和谐与纷争的无尽循环,创造了超出过往世代理解范围的现代奇迹。

但我们有这样一个问题:当今的全球金融体系拥有支配商业活动的权力。

古代世界关于饥荒、洪水和地震的恶兆,已经被金融崩溃、银行舞弊、政治对商业活动的管制和恶性通胀所替代。对于货币改革的支持者来说,中本聪的比特币仿佛一则预言,令我们振奋不已。 2009年 1月 3日,在比特币诞生的那一天,《泰晤士报》登载了《财政部长即将发起第二次银行救市计划》。

比特币不仅仅是一种货币,更代表着一种新的金融体系。它不再需要银行,也不需要刻意讨好中间人、机构或政府。它是一个超越地域和语言的体系,赋予世界以自由。而在此之前从没有人能将财富瞬间转移至世界任何一个地方。我们借这个体系而联通,进而实现平等。

然而,如果没有一支“队伍”大声召唤,这个世界的金融体系难以回归和谐。他们必须向世人教授关于货币本身的社会契约,比如政府和原材料并不能创造价值;一种货币的价值永远取决于其能否有效行使以下职能:贮藏价值、单位计量以及在接受此种货币以交换产品和服务的人群中充当交易的手段。

他们必须教导大众如何通过比特币王国的考试。考试科目包括密码学、编程、点对点网络、奥地利学派经济学、企业家精神和比特币宣道精神,进而在人群中找到领袖。

这本书是你进入密码货币世界的开端。如果你希望通过考试,成为比特币世界的人才,那么你要做好准备,踏上一条危险与孤寂之路。但请相信,你不会独行。我们将会与你共渡这次旅程,抵达新的秩序与和谐。你我将成为彼此谦卑的引路人。

 

Bitcoin’s Tian Ming

All things and systems have their place and time in respect to their users. Our world is divided upon lines drawn from philosophy, politics, religion, cultures and languages, but we are united in our desire to trade. This desire is the ultimate human social contract that gives us a common incentive to learn, partner and compete. It is an endless cycle of harmony and discord that has resulted in the modern wonders beyond comprehension to generations past.

But the question of our current global financial system’s right to rule over commerce must be addressed. As far back as the Zhou dynasty and further reinforced by Mencius is the notion of heaven granting rulers their mandate. And also as far back is the notion of their mandate being conditional to their virtue and performance.

The ancient world’s bad omens of famine, floods and earthquakes have been replaced with financial collapse, corrupt banks, political restriction of commerce and hyperinflation. For the advocates of a monetary revolution, we are most inspired by Satoshi’s prescient proclamation in the genesis block of bitcoin The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.

Bitcoin is not a currency. It is a representation of a new financial system. There is no need for banks, no middlemen, no tolls nor governments to appease. It is a system giving freedom to the world without respect to geography or language. Never before could one move value instantly anywhere. This system connects and equalizes us.

Yet harmony cannot return to the world’s financial system without an army to invoke it. This army’s soldiers are teachers first and foremost. They must educate the world about the social contract of money itself. Governments and raw materials cannot create value. A money’s worth is forever bonded to its effectiveness as a store of value, a unit of account and a means of exchange alongside the network of those who accept it for products and services.

Like the scholars of the Tang dynasty, our army must teach the masses how to pass Bitcoin’s imperial exams. The subjects have changed from the traditional six arts to cryptography, programming, p2p networks, austrian economics, entrepreneurship and evangelism, yet the purpose remains the same, to find leaders amongst the masses to guide us.

This book is the beginning of your journey into the world of cryptocurrencies. Should you wish to take the exams and become a jinshi of Bitcoin, then be prepared for peril and untraveled roads. Yet know that you are not alone. We will embrace this sojourn with you to a new mandate and its new harmony. I will be your humble guide whenever possible and you shall be mine.

Charles Hoskinson
Director of the Bitcoin Education Project
Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Education Committee
Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Innovations Inc.

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