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Why would you ever use BitCoins?

April 12, 2013 72 comments

From $266 to $54.25 in a matter of hours. An 80% fall puts the dramatic crash of the dot-com bubble at the beginning of the century to shame. Even Cypriot banking customers were recently allowed to keep more of their deposits. And this is the “currency” that is supposed to compete and replace fiat currencies, like the US dollar and the Euro, to create a more stable and trust worthy financial system.

BitCoin 2013-04-11

Source: bitcoin.clarkmoody.com

Advocates of BitCoins usually argues that it is the lack of government involvement, central banks and limited and finite supply that make BitCoins a valid and superior alternative to fiat currencies. Business Insider (BI) argues very well against this idea and concludes that BitCoins don’t have any intrinsic value but that fiat currencies do. BI points out that fiat currencies has the “slight” advantage, over BitCoins, of a legal system, authorities and the full force of the army backing them. Whilst this is a strong argument, let’s forget that for a minute, just for arguments sake, and imagine that BitCoins has replaced fiat currencies and then just ask us, why would you ever use a BitCoin?

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