Cowboy hats, boots, guns and crypto talk with Dan Held

By akohad Oct28,2022


Bitcoiner Dan Held gave journalist Nicole Behnam a true Texan welcome to Austin while the pair discussed their individual paths into the world of crypto.

Dan Held is a household name in the world of Bitcoin while Nicole Behnam is a journalist-turned cryptocurrency and NFT enthusiast. Together the pair explored Held’s hometown in Austin, Texas, getting a taste of local life while delving into their journeys into the cryptocurrency space.

Held took Behnam to a local gun range to start things off, with the pair getting the chance to shoot a rare World War II German MP40. Behnam then grabbed her first cowboy hat from a local store and matched that with a pair of boots before the pair rounded off their thoughts on the cryptocurrency space.

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The pair finished off the day unpacking the prevailing perception towards Bitcoin as NFTs and Web3 becomes more of a focus. Held closed off the interview by giving a broad view of why other blockchain platforms trade off some semblance of decentralization to enable other functionality.

“This is where a lot of Bitcoiners don’t question the nature of Bitcoin. What if Bitcoin has over-optimized for security or decentralization? I admit that could be a flaw in our thinking.”

However, Held also stressed that this is a major reason why Bitcoin remains strong against any nation-state potentially attacking the network.