Bitcoin and Burning Man: The Surprising SimilaritiesIn the past week, there has been an intense focus from major media outlets and social media on the captivating events taking place at Burning Man. However, this year's Burning Man experienced unusual weather conditions with unexpected rain in the typically hot and dusty Black Rock Desert. Passionate Advocates, Stubborn DetractorsPublic attitudes towards both Bitcoin and Burning Man can be described as polarizing. Opt-In CommunitiesBoth Bitcoin and Burning Man are opt-in communities where individuals have the freedom to choose whether or not to participate. In contrast, Burning Man has a more explicit set of guidelines known as the 10 Principles of Burning Man, established by its founder Larry Harvey in 2004.