Literally the only real reason anyone cares about anything blockchain-related is because they think if they speculate, it'll make them rich. There's literally no other reason. And they're willing to risk the future of this world to become rich off of pure speculation. Ugh.

no one actually gives a shit about the NFT art. They just think that it might gain value and make them rich someday. Or they have too much money and they think it's cute.

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artists deserve to get rich! I fully support this! But this isn't really what NFTs are about. They're not for the artists. They're for the speculators, and the artists are being suckered in (and even exploited through stolen art) into a pyramid scheme where only the rich win.

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@zkat I agree that today most people who are interested in #blockchain do so for the purpose of speculation or investment. However, Bitcoin was created to provide an alternative to the banking system, and no one could predict what would happen financially. Some people see the blockchain as more than a way to get rich. 😄 On the other hand I don't know what NFT is, I can only speak for blockchain in general. 😅

@zkat And by the way, thank you for defending the artists. 🙏

@zkat I think a high level of suspicion about crypto-evangelists is very appropriate, but the possibility of avoiding counterfeiting without the use of force or central financial authority is very exciting to me.

@WAHa_06x36 @zkat you're right, that's why I applied to their tweet about the blockchain, not NFTs

@zkat I wonder if Bitcoins can be used by Countries That want to Avoid US Sanctions? For Example: Russia Has a Lot of US Sanctions but... What if they Don't Use Dollars? or Banks?

@zkat I think crypto currency has a real shot at making governments become more honest and quit with the funny money. I think it’s very valuable to the world

@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.

@zkat true! Both government $ and crypto has value

@zkat @nickchuckwalter My initial purchases of BTC were to exchange it for goods and services and I still use it for that purpose.

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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