The year was 2010, the year of the beginning of my personal awakening.  I saw a meme on Facebook of building 7 in free fall with the caption stating the fact that it was blocks away from the twin towers and was not hit by a plane.  That was a wtf moment for me.

That awakening process was a scary one, Complete with studies of agenda 21, fema camps, land grabs, civil asset forfeiture, the arrests and assassinations of journalists.  There was seemingly no way out for humanity.

Bitcoin was just barely alive, although unbeknownst to me.  I spent two years in the darkness before crawling out.  I prepped, I freaked out my friends and family, I made rash decisions.  Looking back I realize it was that time of darkness when my character was most sculpted.  I needed the darkness to truly yearn for the light.   The darkness made me realize the sanctity of freedom.

Soon after I learned about open source communication, consensus algorithms, and the distributed ledger technology on which the bitcoin ecosystem operates.   I was fascinated with the mechanics, although it took me several more years to finally understand the application.  It takes time for the mind to envision how this tech is going to change industries, methodologies, and manners of human communication and transfer of value.   Once that vision is finally grasped, those deep in this space are unwavering in their mission to help make the world a better place.  Hence the “hype” label given to our efforts by the mainstream.

After a couple grueling years in the darkness, with the help of some bitcoin optimism as well as the starting of a new company, the darkness began to fade.  We started Perpetual Assets as a way to help people remove their assets from the broken and dying legacy system.  I found when I was able to give back, with intention, the universe rewarded me by simply making my quest easier and my obstacles fewer.

This February was Perpetual assets third year sponsoring, exhibiting, and speaking at Anarchapulco and the rise in attendance is indicative of the groundswell of optimism that I am seeing on the retail investment level.  People are finally excited about something real, something organic, something with the power to liberate and elevate humanity.  The excitement is warranted.  The dreams are turning into reality.   The ideas are converging with momentum, international attention, and a flood of capital to fund the operations.

This is not just a disruptive technology.  This is not just the birth of a new asset class, which only happens every 500 years.  This is a revolution.  This will be the first time in human history where the people will overthrow multi thousand year legacy systems by creating their own currency and their own system for transferring value.  This is beyond unprecedented.

Dr Paul said ideas are powerful.  Victor Hugo said no one can stop an idea who’s time has come.   That time is now.

Will Lehr