10 years later, The U.S. President is talking about Cryptocurrencies

in coingecko •  4 months ago 

You can't put the genie back into the bottle once it's out. - Bobby Ong

The Don Speaks about Bitcoin

10 years after the invention of the world's first truly decentralized money. Bitcoin has finally made its way into the zeitgeist of he who is at the very top. Naturally, President Trump says "I am not a fan of Bitcoin".

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The truth of the matter is, his tone towards Bitcoin almost doesn't matter. The very fact that a leader of a nation has openly acknowledged Bitcoin has undoubtedly solidified Bitcoin's position and awareness in the real world.

We are talking about something that is only discussed in cypherpunk email-list merely a decade ago. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is still in its very nascent state as a technology.

Facebook's Libra

The President also talked about Libra, while itself debatable whether a decentralized cryptocurrency, has done a great job introducing this idea of a free and borderless money system to the masses.

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It is obvious that Facebook's Libra will likely follow the same fate as Paypal when regulation and its centralization means governments can properly control and enforce its laws within national jurisdiction.

Facebook WILL be a Bank, despite its claims to be a new "asset class". Regulation often does not keep up with technology, bureaucracy will apply existing laws to regulate new technology until they no longer can do so.

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Typical of a US President, Mr. Trump of course double down on his belief that the US Dollar to be the most dominant global currency.

There is no need to argue whether that is true. What is undeniable now is that there is a new form of technology that has the potential to render the concept of National currency a relic of the past.

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There is no such thing as a written "Community Guideline" in Steem and we see that as a good thing. After all, it is the community who should decide amongst themselves what is acceptable and what is not, which can be seen by how users of Steem upvote and curate content. Moderation of speech within Steem is done peer-to-peer instead of top-down as typical to most social media. Following our ethos of decentralization, this is a good thing.

We're on the right track, guys! Hodl on your coins and preach the crypto gospel!

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Nice one on this

  ·  4 months ago (edited)

Clearly this was written by someone else then posted on his account.

I always laugh that they highlight drugs and ‘illegal activity’ in their justification for denouncing a new currency. The US dollar has the most drugs, blood and illegal activity in modern history on its hands!

Let’s see what this type of publicity does for crypto and the altcoins market, I’m hoping for another crash down in prices as another buying opportunity for those of us that weren’t able to get in early. Soon enough the crashes will be less frequent and more expensive. I’d like to get ahead of that, particularly with bitcoin before it’s priced out of our ranges!

I also think this was an intentional shot at bitcoin to see if they can bring the price down to allow their buddies to buy some at affordable prices. With an asset such as that, it’s for sure majority owned by banks now.

Looks like you got your wish!

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Haha I know right? Waiting for my funds to become available!

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Thanks for a great article, and nice to see crypto talked about by world leaders, it means they regognice that they matter, regardless of the words they use.

Cryptocurrency represents a new fundamental way for humans to trade and exchange value. Depending on who you ask, that is either an opportunity or a threat to society.

It's very clear by now that some critics in the US government think that cryptocurrency threatens the position of the US Dollar as the global currency and leverage for the US government to exert their international power.

https://twitter.com/apompliano/status/1126595123595358209?lang=en

Yeah I think they really do, and all talk after this statement also suggest that, thanks for your great work.

Did he write these? There's some long words in these tweets...

I was thinking the same thing lol obviously he didn’t. He’s not a fool but he’s also a billionaire, he has writers for these complex thoughts.

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He may have a Nanny telling him what to think on this one. Same with Syria and Russia . Because he criticizes the fed one minute and then Bitcoin the next.

It’s also not his style of writing so it’s certainly not him.

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Excellent article @coingecko,

You're being rewarded 500 Hobo tokens for your quality content.

Really dig out good aspects about cryptocurrency.
Perhaps he(president) was not satisfied with stability of such kinds currencies that is why remarks "I am not a fan of Bitcoin"

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That is one posbility.

Excellent take on the situation.

Solid points. Keep it up, y'all are doing great work In this space

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