27 Dec '16, 11pm

#Bitcoin Q&A: Trust, promise of value, and intrinsic utility

Keywords/phrases: With fiat currency systems, there is an entity/ institution people trust (ex. Federal Reserve for the US dollar); what do people trust in the Bitcoin system and where does its value come from? I don't think that most people who use dollars, euros, Swiss franks necessarily care about whether they trust the stewardship and management by central banks. Most people have no idea what the Swiss Central Bank is, they probably don't even know how money or monetary policy works. All they trust is that when they go to the supermarket the next day, someone will give them a dozen eggs. It's the anticipation of future value, not only that you believe that pieces of plastic and paper have value but the next person also believes it, long enough to feed you. What the central entity provides is a guarantee that the money hasn't been forged, which was especially important ...

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