Articles by Rowdy Yates – Bitcoin Magazine

Rowdy Yates has been coding since 9th grade (not continuously), an interest that led him to study computer engineering. After serving in the Marines, Rowdy attended law school and has been practicing law ever since. Rowdy first discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and began to analyze it from the perspective of data structures, but only began to see value in the asset class after buying a policy of life insurance and came across Austrian economics in 2018. Rowdy focuses his reading on history and psychology, but he has re-read Taleb’s “Incerto” more than any book except Roald Dahl’s (Rowdy s apologies in advance to Dr Saifdean Ammous). Rowdy’s primary interest in Bitcoin is the empowerment of the common plebs, the in-game skin it compels HODLers to have, and the antifragility it can bring to communities. Rowdy’s views on Bitcoin were heavily influenced by Robert Murphy, John Vallis, Robert Breedlove, and of course Saifdean Ammous. Rowdy believes he has the highest unpleasantness score (technically, the lowest agreeableness score) ever recorded on Jordan Peterson’s Personality Assessment – 99.9%. Despite this, Rowdy counts dialogue as one of the few things he enjoys more than lifting weights and shooting.