I will be posting a series of blogs describing the reason I believe Bitcoin is more hype than reality.
Rules of engagement
In my attempt to be intellectually honest, I will state the conditions for reversing my views on Bitcoin:
1 – I would like to see a use for Bitcoin beyond price speculation that is (subjectively) 2X better than what it is replacing.
2 – The use it is replacing must be sufficiently significant to justify the amount of investment in Bitcoin (savings, nodes, miners, wallets, apps, exchanges, energy consumption).
In order for this exchange of ideas to be fruitful, we need to set a very important ground rule — no debate can succeed if the participants are incapable of separating what they “wish” from what “is” — meaning, wanting something to “be” isn’t enough evidence that it “is”. We must start from a shared understanding that reality and fantasy are two separate realms. This discussion must be firmly rooted in what the evidence shows is actually happening.
Let’s get started…