Ambassador interview: Stefan Dyck


Part six of our interview series with Bitnation’s international ambassadors, this time with Stefan Dyck.


Erik: Hey Stefan, tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from and what made you get into crypto technologies and liberty?


Stefan: Well, I’ve always wanted freedom. It’s like a leitmotif going through my entire life and started in elementary school. I hold the opinion that our public education system is like a giant prison, and governments treat us like slaves. As Kant said, citizens ought to escape their dependence, which is no fault of their own, and fight for freedom. No one gives it to you for free.

I first found out about Bitnation through the Keiser Report on RT. I’ve always been an Anarchist, later on I read through the Satoshi Nakamoto Bitcoin protocols and found that Bitcoin is a genious invention. I was born in a rural area in East Westphalia, Germany, and live in Dortmund right now.

Eventually no one has the right to enforce his rules on me if I’m living a pacifist life, without hurting anybody, and I fail to see why I should pay taxes for a corrupt system and give my vote (= power) to some losers every 4 years. Thus, I prefer to build a voluntary system with Bitnation. A system is only as powerful as the people who back it up, and I withdraw my consent to the current system.


Erik: What was your first point of contact with Bitnation and what motivated you to become a Bitnation ambassador?


Stefan: My first encounter was when I wrote an email to [email protected] and Matt McKibbin added me to the skype groupchat, I didn’t even know at that time there is an ambassador program at all. I offered to make infoclips for Bitnation, since movies are my field of studies.

Eventually, I’ve been participating for about a year, try to follow everything and help wherever I can. I’ve been called an ambassador at some point, but to be honest, I don’t really care what title I hold at Bitnation, I’m currently working as Business Development Node and take care of our investor relations, later on I’d like to go into marketing. I prefer to be involved in multiple fields and to have some crossover effects. And I’m given plenty of rope here, which I like.

Who knows what will happen tomorrow, finally we’ll have to do whatever is needed the most. Bitnation is a decentralized network and the more responsibility each of us take, the harder it will be to destroy the whole system.


Erik: Can you tell us a bit more about your movie productions? What is next up on your schedule and how do you intend to familiarize a broader audience with Bitnation’s message?


Stefan: Yep, I’m currently working on a movie script called Susanne&Stefan, which is about an on/off relationship lasting several years and their efforts to rear Bitnation. In addition, I want to produce a documentary about Bitnation some day, these are some of my bigger projects.

Smaller projects are planned as well, but aren’t possible without a budget, such as animated explanatory videos for Bitnation services, a small series should be finished by the end of November for the Pangea beta release. Apart from that, I’m working as producer on my final movie for my movie university and as cameraman for sports broadcasts and I make corporate videos for other companies.


Erik: Do you think it’s possible that today’s movie industry, especially Hollywood, is influenced by established political interests? Do you notice anything like subliminal propaganda in the mainstream media?


Stefan: Haha, definitely. Hollywood is a muckhill. Just look at the Sony leaks, there are enough documents proving that intelligence services are collaborating with the boards of th 5 – 10 biggest Hollywood studios, discussing how to make propagande more effectively. We Germans might have invented modern propaganda, but the Americans surely brought it to perfection during the last 70 years.

Be it James Bond movies, which have established the mean Russian as the boogeyman for an entire generation, amongst other movies. It’s not even subliminal anymore, they should have filmed The Interview with Obama about his war crimes. Hollywood’s so morally rotten, it just hurts looking at it. I claim that American intelligence services and military circles have been working on this together for the last 70 continuously, the Oscar award 2013 for ARGO with the Obamas’ embarrassing ceremony proves it as well, it’s just ridiculous. Hollywood will kill itself, they are only producing sequels and blockbusters for over $200 million at the moment, which are financed by international pre-sales, since they don’t want to take any risks themselves anymore.

Hollywood is destroying its own creativity through the oligopolization of 5 big studios which are not taking any risks anymore. Apart from that, Hollywood sold its values and glorified violence for decades now and also has been justifying American foreign politics and mobilized its citizens for wars. Hollywood definitely deserves a place in hell and will get it for sure. It has become a perversion of itself.

The only promising future places for good movies in my opinion are countries such as Taiwan, South Korea and Denmark. Maybe also France, but that’s a special case.


Erik: Thanks alot for your time, we wish you all the best for your future projects and hope to hear more from you soon!


Stefan: Okay, thank you and see you soon. I would be really glad to see more young movie makers boycotting Hollywood in its present form instead of currying favour with them, and that the movie industry is simply becoming more creative and decentralized.




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Erik Vollstädt

Bitnation Lead Ambassador and Community Director. Born 1993, aspiring entrepreneur and champion of voluntary societies & private property ethics. Proponent of counter-economics and competing market currencies, such as cryptocurrencies. Represented Bitnation as Lead Ambassador since 2015 at the Riga Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Meetup, the iBGEk basic income stage discussion in Klagenfurt (Austria), the Cointelegraph Blockchain Conference in Helsinki, the Zündfunk Netzkongress in Munich, at itnig for the Barcelona Bitcoin Community during the Mobile World Congress 2017 and at the Bitnation DevCon 2017 in Amsterdam. Author of the Bitnation blog. Media appearances include Shift (Deutsche Welle), Der Fehlende Part (RT Germany) and Zündfunk (BR2). Coordinates Bitnation's ambassador network globally and organizes meetups all over Europe. Graduated in Business Innovation & Technology Management (M.Sc.) in Girona (Catalunya, Spain). Wants to live an international lifestyle.

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