Shapeshift.io CEO Erik Voorhees was interviewed by Decentralized Applications Fund Managing Director David Johnston at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in late March, and the topics covered in the fireside chat involved everything from Bitcoin regulation to Voorhees’ evolving stance on altcoins.
Near the middle of the discussion, Johnston asked Voorhees about his philosophical beliefs and what drives him to continue his successful work in the Bitcoin space. Voorhees responded with a fascinating analogy between the freedom to choose one’s religion and the freedom to choose one’s money.
The Separation of Church and State
When first asked about what drives him to continually push Bitcoin to as many people around the world as possible, Voorhees was quick to point to the separation of church and state. He explained that this is something nearly everyone in developed nations agrees with and understands, and he would like to see this freedom of choice applied to other areas of society:
“We all grow up in school – most of us, sadly, in public school – but, nevertheless, we learn about