Bitcoin, Blessing or a Trap? Anthony Migchels
Bitcoin now stands at $89. It’s the most ridiculous bubble in ages and its bust will be legendary.
Not an extensive analysis this time, just calling the now obvious: Bitcoin is trouble.
Bitcoin was at a mere $6 only 15 months ago and traded at $30 last month. Combined value of outstanding Bitcoins is now almost $1 billion.
As we have analyzed Bitcoin was designed to be deflationary. As a result it suffers from a rising exchange rate, making people hoard it instead of using it for what money was designed to do: exchange goods and services. As it stands now, Bitcoin is just another completely bogus speculative item.
The whole thing is ridiculous, of course: people are paying $89 for just bits and bytes and it is basically no different than speculating with cyberland and ‘avatars’ in on-line computer games. Hardly any serious goods or services can be bought with Bitcoin.
Once reality sinks in, people are going to suffer, not only because of their losses but also because of the dream. And there is a far greater issue here: Bitcoin’s failure will provide regulators with the ideal excuse to clamp down on free market units. The whole thing is starting to look so blatant, it’s probably not unfair to suggest this is just another problem-reaction-solution operation. Considering its shady designer, CIA involvement, recent news that the Government is already looking to get it under control and what is at stake, Bitcoin has become a major liability to free market monetary reform.
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