Bitcoin as a Brand
Branding is Trust.
People today see a brand as a logo and reputation – but it’s more. It’s certification.
Back in the 1900s, cereals were a new technology, people needed to rely on brands like Post Cereal’s reputation to sleep safely knowing their kid won’t get poisoned from the new technology of stabilized starch. It was a certification of safety.
Similar branding can be seen in coinage and bills stamped by the government. [The Florentine Florin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florin) was a strong brand of gold coin as it wasn’t devalued for some 300 years.
Bitcoin itself is a very powerful brand – you can reliably **both** trust and verify it’s doing what it does.
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