• Santiago Varela gave his sister an unusual gift for her 18th birthday: the orange pill.
• The orange pill refers to the process of introducing someone to Bitcoin and its advantages.
• The process of orange-pilling his sister began with a letter and a copy of Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard,” with the goal of helping her set a path to financial freedom, empowering her as a woman, and potentially giving her some ideas for what she wants to do.
When his sister turned 18 years old, Santiago Varela decided to give her a very special gift: the orange pill. This refers to the process of introducing someone to Bitcoin and its advantages. Before handing her the gift, Santiago wrote a letter to explain the reasons why he was giving her this specific gift. He wanted to set her on the path to financial freedom, empower her as a woman in a fiat world where dishonest relationships have been normalized, and give her some ideas for what she wants to do, since she was a high school senior and still didn’t know what to study in college.
To start the orange-pilling process, Santiago gave his sister a copy of Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard,” plus a hardware wallet. He asked her to read the prologue of the book over and over again before beginning the journey, as it contained a quote which Santiago considered the perfect starting point.
After reading the book, Santiago and his sister were able to have meaningful conversations about Bitcoin and its potential to revolutionize the world. Santiago was amazed to see how quickly his sister was able to understand the basics of Bitcoin and its potential for financial freedom. They discussed the importance of taking control of one’s finances, the potential of Bitcoin as a store of value, and the power of decentralization.
From that day on, Santiago and his sister have been talking regularly about Bitcoin and its implications. His sister is now an active member of the Bitcoin community and has started to invest in the asset. Santiago is confident that his sister is now on the path to financial freedom and that his gift has been a success.