@nickchuckwalter no, it's literally just going to be another thing that governments tax because it's not actually currency, it's speculation tokens whose value is solely based on how much money people think they can make through HODLing it.
@zkat what gives government money value? That’s speculative too. I think people will choose money that can’t be made out of tin air in the end
@nickchuckwalter people actually use government money for exchanging goods and services. They derive their value that way, primarily.
It's certainly true that a lot of the interest in BTC over the course of its various expansions has been driven by speculation -- as one would expect of anything with the potential to grow in value. But it's also clearly true that there is a substantial core of devotees who care about wrenching the control of money from the hands of governments.
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