May 18, 2021
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Atlas HODL (@AtlasHodl), a sat stacking hustler and Bitcoin zoomer.
This is my last episode hosting Meet The Taco Plebs and I co-hosted it with Casey, who will be taking over as host of the show. Our fellow team member Tyler will also be hosting episodes for this podcast, so stay tuned for that!
This interview started off with Atlas’s rabbit hole story in early 2020. He found Bitcoin during the start of the pandemic when he couldn't travel because of restrictions, and couldn't work. He knew he had to make money out of the bad situation, turning it into a good situation. So he googled investments looking for the best one and ultimately found Bitcoin.
Atlas shares the legendary story from last year when many Bitcoiners came together and donated to Atlas sats in an attempt to make him a full coiner. After Atlas was gifted many sats, he tweeted and asked people to stop donating because he had enough, but the community didn't listen. They were determined to make Atlas a full coiner, and they did. Now Atlas is a strong HODLer and a determined Bitcoiner.
He shares how Bitcoin has changed his life for the better, allowing him to upgrade his living situation and eat better food. This also has allowed him to focus on improving himself by reading, working out, and learning to code. He sees the opportunity that Bitcoin has given him and is taking full advantage to become the best person he can possibly be. This is the stuff that I admire and separates Bitcoiners from others.
Atlas talks about Strike and other layer 2 applications he’s bullish on and how that can improve the life of people in his home country of Colombia. We discussed how Bitcoin makes people more peaceful and how powerful of a tool Bitcoin is, resulting in less violence and more cooperation.
We also discuss Atlas’s future plans and what he has in mind for his foreseeable future. Everything he was saying made me realize he has good mental strength, conviction, and is stopping at nothing to get what he wants out of life. This young zoomer is going to do big things in the future, and I couldn’t be more bullish on him.