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Bitcoin and the Bitcoin protocol are based on the simple idea of creating a better financial system than legacy economic systems. Bitcoiners have a saying that states, "came for the money, stayed for the idea" Bitcoin could be analogous to today's One Ring (from Lord of the Rings). The Bitcoin protocol proposes incentives to participate, and it creates resources that help the Bitcoiners' secret society grow. The more the network grows, the more resources are available to continue executing the Bitcoin ideas.