Hodling is a meme describing the commitment needed to hold Bitcoin, but the unique characteristics of this new internet money present hodlers with a unique dilemma.
Everyone knows of Frankenstein, the story of an experiment to cobble together a super-human from remnant parts of corpses, that goes horribly wrong. Governments are trying something similar right now with money – called CBDCs – and the results could be just as ugly and out of control as Frankenstein’s monster.
Money is changing. Governments are waging wars on cash and crypto, citing issues around anonymity and crime, but is there a more sinister reason?
Is Dogecoin the ultimate illustration of the crassness of crypto, or is there a more meaningful side to the Shibu meme-coin?
If money works for you, why would you question it? Contactless payment in store; frictionless payment online; loans, credit cards, savings. For most Westerners there is little reason to question how those things happen, the only challenge is how much money you have, not how it works. But that isn’t the experience for everyone.
The universe functions such that for every action there is a reaction, and conversely, nothing happens without some force or energy being applied. QED – This should also apply to money. But we live in times where logic seems to be breaking down, the biggest demonstration of which are negative interest rates.