The title may come across as a bit “out there” but I genuinely believe (given all the turmoil around the world, lies, and deception from mainstream media and big government) that crypto is ultimately a way to wash our hands of centralized control over our fundamental freedoms as human individuals.
How much worse and more expensive has your life become over the past twenty years? Significantly I’d imagine. That’s without getting into the slow encroachment towards removing our freedoms (ability to strike, argue for better wages, and have policies that work for the average person).
I look at posts here sometimes and hang my head in shame — people still don’t fully grasp the power of programmatic decentralized money/assets. It truly is a revolutionary technology that puts the power in the hands of no particular person and gives equal footing to whoever uses it.
That’s not to say that all cryptocurrencies will provide that benefit, especially if they aren’t properly decentralized, but some truly will be a force for good.
Arguing against crypto is like arguing against your own freedoms. Typical FIAT currencies are breathing their last breath and governments know this, hence why they’re creating so much targeted fear within the space (or are even outright banning it, China, Iran, etc) — Decentralized currencies and programmatic money are the tools to better financial autonomy and ultimately, more freedoms as an individual.
Also, guess what? Without the ability to simply print money, governments can’t just inflate the currency ad infinitum or spend tax dollars unchecked while pumping them into black projects that can’t be traced.
In fact, I can envision a future where tax spending can be voted on through a decentralized system that is fully tracked through an immutable ledger that can’t be tampered with. How amazing would that be?
Really, we’ve only scratched the surface, but if you’re a believer in freedom then you should be a believer in distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies.
Sorry for the rant, but feeling rather passionate after having several years of a shambolic UK government.