This is actually a post that I wrote a while ago on my Medium page. (check out and follow me here). I realised I have not yet posted it on my blog and would love to share it here as well.
If you read all the way through you will find an awesome video from when me and Morten attended the Anarchapulco conference in Mexico in February last year. It was a truly amazing time and we are definitely going back next year in February! 🙂
The reason I wrote this is that when we came home from this conference in 2018 my eyes had really opened about the bigger impact Cryptocurrencies will have on the world- economy, but also on humanity as a whole.
So here we go;
I’ve been on and off a digital nomad for the last couple of years. I’ve been travelling around the world, living in several places and worked both online and in “regular” jobs.
All the places I’ve been to have one thing in common. The complicated non-existing solution to how we can earn money from wherever we are and spend it on whatever we want. I can live in different countries and earn money online, but still pay tax in the country where I’m a tax-resident, without ever using the benefits that paying tax gives me.
What I’ve realised is that the money system we have today is great for one specific reason. To control what people should do with their money, and where they should spend it. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the reality anymore to people who are working in location-independent jobs.
As the internet has evolved into a universe of new ways to make money other than regular jobs, I think new economy solutions should have been implemented a long time ago.
We are no longer forced into a lifestyle where we need to work at a set place every day of the week. The term “digital nomad” has become a highly used title for all of those who have chosen to be location independent.
In today’s society, we have been given the opportunity to decide where we want to be in the world and still do our job. Therefore, we should look at new ways to get paid for these kinds of jobs and how money systems can be built up.
Up until now, I haven’t been able to find a long-term solution that fits my lifestyle when it comes to handling my own money. Opening a bank account has been difficult and in many places impossible for me as a non-resident. Sometimes you need to get a job or show your utility bills to get a bank account, but you need a bank account to get a job so that you can afford the utility bills…
You see where I’m going with this? It’s a big hustle of papers to be signed, things to set up and often, you don’t know where to start.
Now, I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Cryptocurrencies.
And before you say it’s a scam and too good to be true, please hear me out.
For the first time ever, there is a technology available which makes it possible to give and receive value online. Blockchain technology is what’s behind the scenes for cryptocurrencies and the opportunity to exchange value and services without having one centralised authority controlling it.
That’s the short explanation, and I won’t go into the technical aspects of it. Simply because I don’t have enough knowledge about it yet. What I can say though, is that this technology is built on the idea of trust and freedom.
Imagine a world where you as an entrepreneur or a digital nomad can exchange services online and choose exactly how to give and receive value back without being controlled by a centralised authority.
What about tax, you may ask. Well, I don’t have all the answers yet, but simply want to put a positive light on the future and the possibilities that come with blockchain technology. I like to look at the bigger picture and the idea behind blockchain. The idea that we are all good and trustworthy. That we as humans have the ability to share and receive value on our own terms. We don’t have to be controlled by a government whenever we purchase something.
Yes, there are always going to be scammers out there, and people doing things for the sole purpose of making a lot of money. But I like to believe in the best in people. I want to live in a world where sharing value is easier to do without a centralised force having control over it. The most “famous” and well-known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, a currency that is completely digitalised. I bought my first bitcoins a couple years ago, and I see more and more places where you can actually pay for a product or service with bitcoins.
I believe that it won’t be long until we have payment solutions and tax systems built on the blockchain technology which will make it possible for digital nomads to run their business easier, and have more choice over how to spend and earn money online.
You can already see how people dare to take their ideas into action, without the fear of going to jail or being punished for it due to old regulations.
I’m not a professional but I want to shed light on cryptocurrencies, especially in a time with a lot of doubt. It’s here to stay, and it will make things a lot easier not only for digital nomads but for anyone who wants to give the freedom and choice back to humanity.
Talking about freedom, I was invited to the Anarchapulco Conference in Mexico in February.
It was an event based around anarchy, liberty and thinking for yourself. I met some really amazing people, learned a lot about cryptocurrency, and most of all saw the value of deciding for yourself what you want to do with your money and with your life in general.
I would recommend anyone interested in new solutions for how to distribute your money as a digital nomad to attend this event next year in February!
You can read more and get your tickets here! I’m going in there for sure and it would be awesome to connect.
If you want to get a glimpse of what it was like, here is a vlog from our time there: