Monday, June 26, 2017

The SEVEN major problems with Cryptocurrencies


The SEVEN major problems with Cryptocurrencies

  1. The market is completely unregulated. Exchanges can be nothing more than financial traps, or better yet, the work of intelligence agencies. CoinBase demonstrated a notorious event just a short while ago by usurping crypto-wallets. If the funds disappear they could be lost forever.
  2. Cryptocurrencies have “NO INTRINSIC” value.
    Generating a crypto-unit is the function of very expensive computer servers and hydro. You need the latter to generate the enormous amount of electricity to mine a crypto unit. Once mined the the crypto unit is essentially valueless as the two major input costs have no transferable value. Crudely,  I have determined that it costs approximately $500-600 in equipment and hydro to mine a crypto-unit. That is a “sunk cost”.
  3. There is no commodity backed cryptocurrency. The addition of gold, silver or platinum to secure the value of a crypto-unit is not a consideration at the present time. While it has no better standing than FIAT money, FIAT currencies continue to have the confidence of the general public. Confidence is the only factor which could provide legitimacy to cryptocurrencies.
  4. While it has been stated that many cryptos have finite mathematical generation protocols, this is not the case anymore. The creation of “forks” have lead to hybrid forms of the base cryptocurrency. These forks are infinite in possibilities and only require specific “code” modifications.
  5. An internet shutdown would make cryptocurrencies valueless. The only viable medium of exchange would collapse the cryptos’ functionality and completely destroy any remaining confidence in this new money medium.
  6. Acquiring cryptocurrencies with FIAT currency is relatively simple with basic computer skills, but try selling the crypto’s if the market begins to collapse - it would be simply impossible.
  7. Pretending that cryptos can evade taxation, government reporting and any financial accountability is a pipe-dream. Cryptos are a utopian currency which are only viable in a completely decentralized world. To conclude that “Blockchain” technology is an impenetrable wall is ridiculous. We are in the age of “quantum computing” and “CAT5”. Blockchain is already obsolete.


Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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