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Trajan’s Demise


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December 12, 2021 12:29:25 AM UTC

2,600,000 sats

0.026 BTC

December 12, 2021 12:29:07 AM UTC

2,500,000 sats

0.025 BTC

December 11, 2021 11:55:05 PM UTC

600,000 sats

0.006 BTC

December 10, 2021 9:02:01 PM UTC

500,000 sats

0.005 BTC

December 10, 2021 6:24:32 PM UTC

400,000 sats

0.004 BTC

December 10, 2021 3:58:26 PM UTC

300,000 sats

0.003 BTC

December 10, 2021 3:54:14 PM UTC

200,000 sats

0.002 BTC

December 9, 2021 8:13:51 PM UTC

100,000 sats

0.001 BTC

In the history of mankind there have been several pivotal points for the progression of civilization. During these moments there is the possibility of significant civilizational regression, by ignoring learnings we accumulated over time. The Roman Empire, with all its accumulated learnings and progression, reached its greatest extent under the reign of emperor Trajan. Trajan’s Column was built to commemorate his victory in the Dacian Wars and was crowned with a statue of Trajan holding the globe on top, presenting the knowledge of a round earth. The statue of Trajan was later removed and lost, along with the basic knowledge of a round earth. Even though this fact was not entirely forgotten, as there were also scholars that carried on this knowledge, it signifies the loss of accumulated learnings and thus regression, as the descent into the Dark Ages has shown.

During the time of lesser emperors Rome would produce more coins to facilitate certain extravagant lifestyle choices. In these choices the Roman emperors also ignored the importance of sound money principles and illustrated once more significant civilizational regression.

One might see Bitcoin as one of these pivotal points for the progression of civilization. To this extend it is depicted onto Trajan’s globe, therefore stating that the sound money principles which Bitcoin is based upon will soon be basic knowledge for all to see. However, may Trajan’s Demise also serve as a warning to the consequences of disregarding the importance of sound money principles.


This painting helped me deal with my first year as a Bitcoiner. It has helped me remain stoic during the dip of 2021 and motivated me to carry on stacking sats. May this painting serve as my Proof of Work. I wish to thank everyone that contributed to my conviction by providing their insights.

- TV - BTC_Awakening

Materials: Oil paint on canvas, with wooden frame

Dimensions: Canvas: 50x40 cm (19,7x15,7 inch), Canvas + frame: 55x45 cm (21,6x17,7 inch)

Weight: 1.1 kg

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