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July 05, 2017, 01:54:31 PM
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Any currency can be used for bad purposes, but bitcoin has a bit more advantage due to anonymity. This is not an excuse to ban it or stop using it, because a lot of people just earn money from it or do charity work.

Anonimity can also be the danger in btc. Because as stated by the op quoted "funding terrosism". Certainly not every on can easily divulge there identity but it is a certain that anyone with enough knowledge could use it. Thats why there are always bad scenerios in every businesses out there. No matter good reason, there is always an speculation about some bad scenarios. It would be easy to avoid but there can be reasons to use it in bad purposes because of anonimity and thats a fact.
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July 05, 2017, 02:14:05 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.

Currently people who live off Bitcoin still have to exchange it for their local currency, and they still pay taxes in a form of value-added tax if it's present in their country. So, a government which is "attacked" by Bitcoin can simply find a way to tax it. Of course people might start using Bitcoin directly to avoid taxation, but it's not much different from cash and current tax evasion practices, so I don't see any radical differences that can make Bitcoin a "weapon of mass destruction".
It's difficult to avoid taxation altogether, even when you buy stuff with Bitcoin directly (I hope this is what you meant), you're probably still paying sales tax if you're buying from a shop.
I guess you can find ways to also avoid paying that, by only using marketplaces for example, but that would be pretty diffucult if you want a full range of options when you're spending your Bitcoins.

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July 06, 2017, 02:57:01 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.

For me government is a symbol of Corruption. I would be more than happy if government receive less taxes. It would help nation in two ways.
One is that people's real income will increase and this will cop-up with inflation raised.
Due to less tax income, government will spend larger part of taxes on public services and put less than before in their pockets.

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July 06, 2017, 03:10:27 PM
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For me government is a symbol of Corruption. I would be more than happy if government receive less taxes. It would help nation in two ways.
One is that people's real income will increase and this will cop-up with inflation raised.
Due to less tax income, government will spend larger part of taxes on public services and put less than before in their pockets.

If your government is already corrupt, they will always put themselves before the well-being of the public. Which means that less tax income will only lead to even less money for public services.

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July 06, 2017, 03:44:36 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.
When Bitcoin accept by all people on the world's, the goverment will find the ways can control and tax fee Bitcoin. Maybe, they can use technology blockchain from Bitcoin to creating new coin for the world's or every country. This can helps easy to control user
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July 06, 2017, 05:02:29 PM
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I think what a lot of bitcoin users see as a great scenario -- Bitcoin bringing down the banks, changing the world economy, destroying the use of fiat. - This scenario has it's own associated bad scenario that millions of actual people would suffer during this shift of economic function. IMO.
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July 06, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.

In a country like Venezuela with high inflation, bitcoin could be used in a positive way if an employee gets paid in their native fiat currencies and they he immediately trades it for bitcoins. He can hold his earnings without the negative affect of high inflation. I don't know it that country allows this, but if it did and if there were convenient ways to convert it could be greatly beneficial.
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July 06, 2017, 07:18:49 PM
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For me the worst scenario is the loss of people's confidence in crypto currencies. Infighting between the miners and the users can cause more harm than the opposition to the government. In addition need time to adjust all the negative aspects associated with the use crypto currencies. Dinosaurs were unable to adapt to changing conditions and died out. The same can happen with crypto currencies.
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July 06, 2017, 10:31:13 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.

The assertion might be right quite well but where I see the fault is the assumption of a government of the weaker country that is so weak and the US will just take over. Aside that US will not just come and take over any country they won't have any interest which mostly  will be oil and for a country as that, I see them having a controlling force over their citizen which in actual sense makes this assertion all wrong.
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July 06, 2017, 10:53:41 PM
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Everyone's talking about bitcoin being godlike and all good, but is there some downside to it, excluding the funding of terrorism and whatnot, but as the deisik said:
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Though in a somewhat different context. Just earlier today I explained why Bitcoin can be used as an economic weapon of mass destruction. Since that explanation was made in another language, I think I can repeat it here. Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it. Thus Bitcoin can be used by powerful nations (say, the US) to ruin weak governments from inside entirely via economic measures without violence or blood (unless authorities start prosecuting people for using Bitcoin, of course)

Some scenarios like this, where bitcoin can destroy one's economy or something similar. Theories.
If countries are failing to provide something as basic as a currency, which is literally backed by nothing aside from maybe gambling on a country's economy, then there's a high likelihood that their country should be subject to such of an economic attack. If it wasn't for some countries supporting them, then they would very quickly be taken over by other countries and it would be game over for them. In this, it's worst-case an internal "takeover" by people who are fed up with economic incompetence.

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July 15, 2017, 02:39:08 AM
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Why should be bad scenario in bitcoin but not everyone focus on bitcoin. I work elsewhere but bitcoin is just as extra in my life. So I do not think there is any bad scenario in bitcoin. Because I still use fiat money as a means of payment. And I will not continue to focus on bitcoins. Because bitcoin is a way of transactions that use the internet network. So it's impossible for me to continue doing my activities in bitcoin. Because there are still many obstacles in the face. In other cases I still need fiat money as a tool of other transactions. So I do not understand what you call bad scenario on bitcoin



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July 15, 2017, 03:01:03 AM
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Countries with rogue or just incompetent governments may fall victim to a Bitcoin "attack", so to speak. In these countries population heavily suffers from constant currency devaluations (e.g. Zimbabwe in the past or Venezuela right now), so with Bitcoin they can completely abandon their low paid jobs and make a living entirely off Bitcoin. From an economic point of view, that would work as a reversed inflation tax. With a direct inflation tax, it is the population that suffers most from currency devaluation, but when we reverse this tax, it is the government that now gets hit by it.

That's actually one of the positive use cases of Bitcoin. Hedge against inflation of your local fiat currency. Bad monetary policies ruin currencies all on their own, no need for Bitcoin on that.

The very idea that Bitcoin can be utilized by a rich country (let's say USA) to manipulate and destroy another country's economy and political stability seems already far-fetched. Yes, it is quite possible but I don't think anybody already interested to do just that for now. What is happening right now in Venezuela has nothing to do with Bitcoin and in fact Bitcoin is becoming like a blessing to some of them...just to be able to survive in an economy running amok.

We have to remember also that there is a limit of Bitcoin in circulation. I think to use it to destroy even a medium-sized economy may require a huge load of Bitcoin and getting the supply for that operation can be a big problem. Anyway, this scenario is already making Bitcoin to be like the be-all and the end-all of the global economy. Compared to the global economy, Bitcoin and even the whole cryptocurrency market is still relatively small.

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