Yes. But (a) those comments are often combined with statements suggesting Bitcoin *can't* perform that function and (b) (this is where my personal view colours my perception): I believe money laundering is best described as "financial thought crime", it's not a crime in the objective ethical sense, it's purely about political power. This fake though-crime leads to appalling frictions in trade and even more appaling violation of rights and privacy.
@waxwing Civilization was built upon privacy.
Ohh, yeah, then I can understand your reaction.
Andreas has made several remarks in this regard that I completely agree with
1) criminals using bitcoin is actually a badge of honor as they operate in the highest risk environment
2) banks now operating as moral judges is really strange (drugs/sex-toys bad, KKK/weapons to kill Jeminites good)
3) black markets are not a result of moral failure, but market failure
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