Bitcoin’s Habitats

How Bitcoin is surviving and thriving between worlds

The Habitats of Bitcoin

“For the ecologist, the biologist, and the physicist know (but seldom feel) that every organism constitutes a single field of behavior, or process, with its environment. There is no way of separating what any given organism is doing from what its environment is doing, for which reason ecologists speak not of organisms in environments but of organism-environments.”

— Alan Watts

  • Cyberspace: the world of ideas and code.
  • Meatspace: the world of people and nodes.
  • Finspace: the world of value and markets; the world of dollars and sats.

The Climates They Are A-Changin’

“It can’t be changed. It can’t be argued with. It can’t be tampered with. It can’t be corrupted. It can’t be stopped. It can’t even be interrupted.”

Ralph Merkle


Public bitcoin nodes. Source: /u/SondreB


Further Reading


  • Thanks to Jannik and Raph for their feedback on earlier drafts of this article.



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