@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 true! Both government $ and crypto has value
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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