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Cryptocurrency may be a scam after all

Discussion in 'CryptoCurrency' started by bartosimpsonio, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. CryptoKujira

    CryptoKujira Regular Member

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    That's not a concern of anyone. Cell towers will still work and 96% of US population have cell phones.

    And power is never down so long that all of society can't function. Usually a day or two at the most. Companies would also give additional days to make payments, from such unforseen circumstances.

    From a business standpoint, a cashless society removes a huge amount of headache. No more worrying about register drawers not being balanced at the end of the day. No worry of employee stealing cash. Nearly impossible to mess up a transaction. All accounting is handled instantly, and recorded in ledger. Instant analytics and analysis down to the minute. No worry of getting held up for cash once robbers know there is no cash in the store to be had. So many pluses.
     
  2. Harlet

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    Bitcoin is a way to trade money for drugs and otherwise it is a speculation market.
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

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    It is a losing battle. I don't really care that much about data mining and tracking and all that. I care about freedom.

    I don't think I will ever be in this situation, but imagine the future where a person has a wrong opinion about something and the banking institutions ban that person (they already do this for serious cases - terrorists and whatnot). At that point what happens when they ban you, you can't use the payment systems, and there's no cash. You can't make money, you can't eat, you're done.

    At that point just expand it, and you're done. Pro abortion? Against abortion? Criminal record for some bullshit that shouldn't be illegal in the first place? Wrong political opinion? Pagan? Whatever, banned no banking for you, and there's no cash. And then you die, it's over.

    Revolt against an evil government? They control all the money, they'll shut you down in 5 minutes. It's over.
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

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    Just a few days ago a major storm caused a power outage in my region from 3 PM to almost midnight.

    Bank was 15 minute drive but the floods interrupted all traffic, there were cars floating and a waterfall by a overpass crossing I needed to take.

    I had no cash, credit card machines in the region were down. Everyone had a cell phone but it was useless.

    A nearby shop where folks know me sold me stuff I needed for the night and said I could pay later. That saved me for the night.

    Now how the hell would this situation work without cash? Store owner was kind enough to give me credit because they knew me, I live nearby. Everyone else was paying cash.

    You can't have a society without cash. It's not just about having the right to not be traced, it's also about keeping things going.

    This happened to me just days ago. It's fairly common.

    Far away places with no cell phone towers, countryside stores, road stores with bad connectivity.....cash is essential.
     
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  5. Scorpion Ghost

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    I bet that's what they thought about horses too :D

    Oh the other day I got stuck in the middle of nowhere, if I had a car and there's no gas stations nearby and i would be stuck forever. But my good horse was there and had some water and took me home.

    I don't know, I just don't want a cashless society. Fuck Sweden :D
     
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  6. bartosimpsonio

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    Whoah. Was there a plan to exterminate all horses?
     
  7. Scorpion Ghost

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    Well probably not, but that's not the point lol :D
     
  8. CryptoKujira

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    You're mistake here is believing that corporations care. I can assure you, they don't.
     
  9. bartosimpsonio

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    Yeah but folks do wanna end all cash transactions. Not good IMO.

    I don't believe corps care at all, I never said that.
     
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  10. Scorpion Ghost

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    I think theyre not hearing the warnings.

    Concentration camps are in order. So people can concentrate ans understand :D