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PAYING YOUR FUTURE SELF

3G Crypto “HEX” Fixes Mental Health

Programmable money cures the curse of paper money

9 min readNov 13, 2020

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Inventions can catch you by surprise.

The wheel was first invented for pottery 300 years before its best use case: transportation.

That’s right. Imagine waiting three centuries for the invention of 2G wheels — the kind of wheels that don’t just make bowls.

Then, suddenly, wheels are carrying humans to places they never thought possible.

Inventions take time to fully emerge.

At first, few knew the internet went beyond email — its first app.

People thought email was the internet: just an electric letter-making process.

It’s not obvious how inferior centralized physical money is until you grasp the vastly superior invention of HEX, the third generation cryptocurrency “3G crypto”.

Just like the wheel was mistaken for a bowl-maker and the internet for an e-letter, first generation crypto — Bitcoin — is still mistaken as the best decentralized digital money. 3G crypto HEX goes beyond currency to offer a new function of money — paying yourself — which will lead to abundant mental health.

3G Crypto enables paying yourself

Ten years ago I smoked 2.7 billion dollars worth of cigarettes per year, relative to the price of Bitcoin now being up 1.5 million times. Now I don’t smoke and appreciate the value of crypto.

As a brainwave researcher I helped pay smokers one thousand dollars to quit tobacco. It’s always been curious to me that people can’t pay themselves to quit. This exposes the missing function of paper money that crypto will solve. Paying yourself for quitting smoking or any other mentally healthy behavior change would be Bitcoin’s killer app, except Bitcoin is only first generation (1G) crypto.

Today I am both a therapist and an advocate for the use of programmable money to improve mental health. Mental health has more to do with money than people realize. In fact, the strongest effect size in psychology is seen in contingency management: an intervention where people are paid to stop addictive…

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