n: Someone who celebrates life in all its messy, offbeat, fresh and exciting glory! (also adj, as in "maximalist decor.")
Because she's an unabashed maximalist, Dawn's decor is always a joyous explosion of colors and textures, her living room an edgy, eclectic refuge from the ghastly "tyranny of good taste" that sometimes threatens to flood North America with a beige too far.
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Being a maximalist, Sarah enjoys a wide variety of friendships with people of all colors, shapes, sizes, genders, outlooks, and fashion preferences -- boho to preppie to goth to motorcycle to suzie creamcheese.
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A low IQ, low energy Bitcoin-loving bigot who thinks that any coin that has not been approved by the maxis ("shorthand for Bitcoin Maximalist"), should be thought of and labeled as a shit-coin. They are considered to be narcissistic, heavily opinionated and ill-mannered. A bitcoin maximalist will come in hot in almost any discussion but will not answer coherently, especially when their views are debunked.

Some refer to bitcoin maximalists as crypto-thought police, as they often dictate crypto narratives that end up shrouded in misinformation. They speak from an authoritative standpoint about Bitcoin and/or crypto, regardless if their positions and beliefs are based on complete B.S. Bitcoin Maximalists are notorious for using straw man arguments and will often block anyone that calls them out in any public forum.

Bitcoin maximalism ranges from Bitcoin obsession ("sees no other coin but Bitcoin") to Bitcoin conservatism ("believes that other coins can exist, but that Bitcoin is superior and should never change"). It is quite common to see newcomers, especially those coming from other overlapping industries (such as law or economics) taking the position of Bitcoin maximalist to be seen as knowledgable or to fit, despite getting into the space after a few months to a year and with no skin in the game.
Sarah: "It's great to see such a vibrant and open community developing Ethereum. I think I'd like to get involved."

Steve: "You do realize that Bitcoin has like 110% dominance. All other shit coins will go to zero, why bother with Ethereum?"

Sarah: "What evidence do you have that Ethereum will go to zero? Secondly, the DeFi applications are cool, not to mention there are countless applications being built on it, I feel Ethereum will continue to have a bright future."

Steve: "If it's not Bitcoin it's garbage and that's a FACT. Everybody on r/btc and r/bitcoin agrees with me so end of debate. Look, give lightening network like 20 years, and I promise you'll regret going to Ethereum."

Sarah: "You sound like a bitcoin maximalist Steve, having an open mind about crypto helps you know."
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Someone who wants to work their entire lives in exchange for toilet paper ( government currency )
"wow look at that guy, he's been scrubbing toilets all of his life"

"yeah, he's a fiat maximalist, he believes stonks, gold and bitcoin are a scam"
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Bitcoin Maximalism consists of an exceptionally pragmatic individual who recognizes all shitcoins are inflationary to Bitcoin. Bitcoin Maximalists are quick to call out ALT coin scammers who peddle ample amounts of technobabble and hopium to those who are less knowledgeable under the guise of being technologists. There's a large amount of people wishing to pump and dump shitcoins who wish to silence or discredit Bitcoin Maximalists. The "accepted" answer is but one example...
They are such a Bitcoin Maximalist... My shitcoin is going to the moon!
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A high IQ, high energy Bitcoin-loving warrior who knows that most any other coin has been created to steal money from the ignorant. They are considered to be well versed, heavily educated and hated by scammers and shillers. A bitcoin maximalist will come in hot in almost any discussion and will answer coherently, due to their likely thousands of hours of learning and research on Bitcoin and alts.

Quick to call out BS from scammers and shillers who are focused on luring un-knowledgable newbies into buying their alt-coin(coins made after Bitcoin) aka "Shitcoins"
Sarah: "It's great to see such a vibrant and open community developing Ethereum. I think I'd like to get involved."

Steve: "You do realize that Bitcoin has 98% dominance. All other shit coins will go to zero, why bother with Ethereum?"

Sarah: "What evidence do you have that Ethereum will go to zero? Secondly, the DeFi applications are cool, not to mention there are countless applications being built on it, I feel Ethereum will continue to have a bright future."

Steve: "Bitcoin was the first to solve the notorious Double-Spend problem. Ethereum was a pre-mined ICO, so you're essentially paying for something that the Ethereum Devs printed out of thin air to get rich. Not to mention Ethereum is near impossible to run a full node, and it has a figurehead that calls all the shots. Bitcoin is immutable and the code cannot be changed without everyone agreeing, and it has no figurehead."

Sarah: "Wow, I didn't know that! You sound like a Bitcoin Maximalist Steve, I think you just made me into one too! How much time did you spend learning all this stuff?"

Steve: "I spent years soaking up as much knowledge about Bitcoin, and there is still things I have left to learn, it's crazy! Being a Bitcoin Maximalist is tough work, but I'm learning new stuff every day! Glad to have you on board Sarah!"
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Someone who has studied monetary history and come to the conclusion that Bitcoin is the only sound money.

Bitcoin Maximalists value decentralization, openness, and permission-less money and have reached the conclusion that Bitcoin is the only option.

They see shitcoins (any other cryptocurrency) as pump and dump schemes designed to take your Bitcoin.
"Which one's the best crypto-asset? Well Bitcoin's the best crypto-asset, okay. What's the second best? There is no second best laugh. There is no second best crypto-asset. There's a crypto asset it's called Bitcoin, right, right? There is no second best."

- Michael "Gigachad Bitcoin Maximalist" Saylor
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