Reputation is a very intricate and complex aspect of every Bitcoiner’s daily life. It is a societal attribute that determines how individuals are able to voluntarily organize and what kind of relationships they will be allowed to enter. As a phenomenon, it is so little studied or examined inside our space. The Bitcoiner’s world is that of a complex social hierarchy where maintaining one’s reputation is of utmost importance, thus we must delve deeper into this topic. In this essay we look at how this little world of ours functions and what happens once you step on one of the many reputational landmines within the Bitcoiner’s social space.
Here we will also examine what are the differences between localized group-based reputation damages (burning bridges) and global reputational annihilation. Also we will peek into how we can dampen the effects of occasional reputational damage.
Reputation is what sets individuals apart and merit helps them distinguish each other based on their qualities for a claim to that earned reputation. Many Bitcoiners navigate a…