30 Nov '17, 8pm

“You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real” by @mariabustillos https://t.co/xCTd37dV1P

“You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real” by @mariabustillos https://t.co/xCTd37dV1P

You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real Source: Andrew Baker/Ikon Images/Getty B itcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. It’s just numbers in cyberspace, a mirage, insubstantial as a soap bubble. Bitcoin is not backed by anything other than the faith of the fools who buy it and of the greater fools who buy it from these lesser fools. And you know? Fair enough. All this is true. What may be less easy to grasp is that U.S. dollars are likewise an illusion. They too consist mainly of numbers out there in cyberspace. Sometimes they’re stored in paper or coins, but while the paper and coins are material, the dollars they represent are not. U.S. dollars are not backed by anything other than the faith of the fools who accept it as payment and of other fools who agree in turn to accept it as payment from them. The main difference is that, fo...

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