Coinbase IPO ($COIN): The Crypto Exchange Is a $100 Billion Cult – Bloomberg

People only get this way about two things: politics and religion. But Bitcoin has crossed over into religion territory, with a belief in a supernatural power (Satoshi), the concept of sin, a method of salvation, central myths and narratives, ritual, and even material expressions (Lamborghinis). We know what happens when you threaten people’s religion—people die over this stuff.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-02/coinbase-ipo-coin-the-crypto-exchange-is-a-100-billion-cult

Santhara – The Jainist Ritual of Fasting to Death | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

Every year, hundreds of Jains across India take up the onerous oath – some are monks, others are ordinary people. Interestingly, over 60 percent of the participants are female, and it is believed that women are more strong-willed than men. The practice is more popular with Jains who are ill or dying, but healthy people are also known to participate

Source: Santhara – The Jainist Ritual of Fasting to Death | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

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