The Origin Story

"Hey man, how you been? We should get into Bitcoin mining. - Imad"

"I'm good. I don't know anything about Bitcoin. What's Bitcoin Mining?

This text exchange in August 2016 started Ian on his Bitcoin journey. After watching the run-up to $20000 and subsequent crash to $3000, Ian dove head first down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. But it wasn't until December 2021, after reading an essay titled The Remnant, The Parasite and The Masses in Bitcoin Magazine, that Ian would consider himself a "Bitcoin Maxi".

All the while, Mandana was listening to Ian synthesize all this new information as he would continually try to explain what he had just learned. This wasn't the first rabbit hole that Ian had gone down, but this one was costing time and money. But it made sense. Being from Iran, Mandana was acutely aware of financial repression. And she started asking questions about how Bitcoin could help with getting money in and out of Iran. One day Mandana floated the idea of a podcast.

"We should do a podcast! You're having the same conversations over and over with everyone. You can just explain it to me and then we tell people to listen to the podcast" - Mandana

"No thanks. That's a lot of work." - Ian

1 month later…

"Okay… lets do it. What should we call it?" - Ian

"Babe I have the perfect name. Flirting With Bitcoin!" - Mandana

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