It has now been about 18 days or so since the last Bitcoin bulletin, when MB’s “Kilowrong” achievement (ie the event of being exactly 1,000% wrong) was marked.
Well, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over and it ain’t over yet!
Overnight we saw Bitcoin rocket right through $56,265, which – according to the ancient apricotwood abacus- is exactly ELEVENTY HUNDRED PERCENT (1,100%) up from when the much maligned “going to zero” call was made by the MB space cadets, as they blithely beheld the mighty coin was on the launchpad, at $5,115. This is the “Apollo 11” achievement:
Do the maths yourself if you’ve got an abacus about you. $56,265/$5,115 = 11. (Don’t forget to carry the one.)
I’m not sure what achievements are there to be unlocked beyond Apollo 11/eleventy hundred percent.
From a hard practical perspective, as we know, the orbit of the moon represents the dividing line between the terrestrial sphere and the celestial sphere. The celestial sphere is very hard and difficult to see beyond, let alone penetrate.
From the point of view of aesthetics, perhaps once you get to the moon, it’s good form to stop counting and putting notches on the bedpost?
As an aside, the compression of time scales in which the milestones are being hit is beginning to be quite worrisome. First it was 18 months, then 18 weeks, now 18 days.
I do harbour grave concerns over what might now happen in the next 18 hours!