We assume you are reading this Story, having already explored the first full version of our webpage moonrabbit.com. This Story is structured as a series of “Why” questions followed by extended answers.
Though our endeavour may seem straight outlandish to an uninformed observer – seeking immortality – many great discoveries and inventions were made when visionaries dared to dream and focused their efforts, resources and creativity to pursue those dreams. To many, the early promises of electricity seemed akin to black magic, later the same incredulity focused on the Internet – many of its vocal doubters and opponents were unable or unwilling to imagine all the positive transformation it could usher in. Bitcoin was also dismissed by far too many – including myself, for some time – and now, in retrospect, its rise seems to have been inevitable…
Thus, longevity, the quest to a longer, healthier – and possibly eternal – life, may seem impossible. And yet we dare to dream, and act upon our vision. Ample techno-scientific progress has been made on all fronts that warrants acceleration of radical and experimental niches that may unlock the secret of life. We are assembling the most advanced technologies at our disposal, from crypto and biotech, to set out upon the Quest to seek immortality.
We hope to have you join us on our Quest!
Why Moon Rabbit?
While Moon Rabbit may appear to some as a meme, the identity of Moon Rabbit has a long and powerful lineage, tracing back its roots to ancient folklore originating in China, from where it spread all over East, South East and South Asia, becoming an integral part their mythologies. While legends vary from country to country, what unites them all is the notion of a mythical rabbit who lives on the moon and pounds the elixir of life with a mortar and pestle. In one particular legend, from the Buddhist Jataka tales, having encountered a poor old man begging for food on the day of full moon, a rabbit threw itself into the fire to offer its own body and feed the man. The man revealed himself to be Sakra, Lord of the Devas and ruler of the highest of the heavens that directly contacted with humankind. For the selfless, charitable act of the rabbit, he spared him from burns of the flames and drew a likeness of the rabbit on the moon. The rabbit itself through its virtue set out on the path to Divinity. Dozens of variations of this legend across Asian cultures have enshrined Moon Rabbit with the virtue of selflessness and the power to give life.
This is why we adopted Moon Rabbit as the identity of our project, and why our logo portrays Moon Rabbit with a pestle. Crypto and web3 will enable Moon Rabbit to find the mortar, while the longevity industry will provide the necessary ingredients to create the elixir of life.
Because since the emperors and pharaohs of great civilisations of yore, through the savage king-warriors of the Dark Ages, through the philosophers of the Enlightenment, through the ferocious dictators of the XX century, through the top of the top of modern-day financial and political elites – the greatest of the greatest – have desperately and fiercely sought to live forever – and forever Time has been consuming them all, turning their bodies and their empires to dust…
Time is the ultimate asset and it is priceless for those who understand its value. Even if we stand a one in a trillion chance of discovering the secret to a longer or healthier life, it is already worth pursuing. And so, we set upon the quest to discover the meaning of life through the prism of fundamental science and applied philosophy, in order to perhaps approach the zone where time bends and Immortality can escape the chimeric dimensions to enter our realm… Or, perhaps, vice versa?
Crypto – true Crypto – is a radical socio-technological construct that has shifted the paradigm of the abstract concepts of ownership, interaction and sovereignty. It has transformed the very core of the political, social and economic fabrics of our modern society to the extent that only the so-called Industrial Revolutions to date have, much of its vast transformational potential yet to be tapped; and the current state of Crypto being the foundations of the multi-generational Babel Towers, Notre Dames and Sagrada Familias. Crypto has amassed an unthinkable critical mass of thinkers, doers, schizos, shills, opportunists, dreamers, radicals, geeks, freaks – and the Escape Velocity has been achieved, with everyone from Elon Musk to your Uber driver dancing to the beats of another mined block…
Moon Rabbit is built upon the philosophy of self-sovereignty, censorship-resistance and participative governance, pioneered by Bitcoin. It complements this philosophy with the cutting edge web3 technologies that permit massive scalability, cross-chain interaction and security. At the low level, it permits crypto entrepreneurs to launch their own general purpose, DeFi, NFT, eSports, payment or any other applications and protocols and monetise them through our Metachain and native AAA token. At the high level, this technological foundation feeds into the Longevity DAO that aims to accelerate radical and experimental subsets of longevity, by offering researchers and entrepreneurs crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, web3 collaboration, open-source tools and scalable data processing tools of Moon Rabbit, unlocking previously unthinkable collaboration and monetisation pathways.
Moon Rabbit AngoZaibatsu LLC is structured as a crypto-conglomerate. Hence the corporate structure suffix AngoZaibatsu. In Japanese, “ango” means crypto, but it also means “dwelling in peace”, whereas Zaibatsu refers to vertically integrated business conglomerates of the Japan Empire times. So powerful, they were able to drive the empire strategy – and were ultimately made illegal. Thus, we are reviving the Zaibatsu structure with a crypto DNA. Hence the name AngoZaibatsu. AngoZaibatsu does not sell itself to the legacy financial system. This is why we have rejected Venture Capital funds and Private Equity funds and why there will not be any exit through an IPO or M&A. AngoZaibatsu operates in the crypto realm and only stays true to the vision of Moon Rabbit. The cryptoeconomic model of AAA was specifically designed to assure self-sufficiency and sovereignty of Moon Rabbit. The network is rapidly scaled and decentralised to make sure that it is not under anyone’s control.
Importantly for our Moon Rabbit community, we have secured successful funding to continue building and developing Moon Rabbit for at least 5 years. At the same time, our cryptoeconomic model provides a stream of rewards for Temples, our mother chain validators, for the next 100 years, until the year 2121, a lifespan of rewards longer than that of Bitcoin. If we do discover viable life extension solutions, we will gather together with our community in 2121 to determine the new rewards system to maintain the self-sufficiency of the AngoZaibatsu. If we don’t, well, we will all be dead by then and it won’t be our problem…
We hope you now have a deeper understanding of our identity, mission and strategy. We are driven by the community who act as the extended team and ambassadors of the project. We welcome any proposals and meaningful collaborations. Over time, we will be expanding our web portal and populating it with the most demanded features. All community members bringing specific value to the project are always rewarded with bonus in AAA cryptocurrency. We also have multiple full-time positions open with the project, ranging from Team Lead through Product Managers through Analysts and Business Developers.
Over the next few weeks we will be launching a dynamic roadmap, including short-term and long-term objectives; a detailed cryptoeconomic dashboard for the Rabbit Hole (hole.moonrabbit.com), our network explorer; a developer hub, and many other features. We are getting integrated and added into various crypto- and longevity-related networks, databases and indices, and will be featuring them over time.
I do hope our vision inspires entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and philosophers to join Moon Rabbit. We are more than just crypto, more than just a network, more than mere philosophy. We dare to dream about transcending the conventional boundaries of humanity and one day to discover new dimensions, experience new worlds and enter new states.
May Moon Rabbit help us get there!
Founder – Moon Rabbit