Sorry I just feel real hostility towards the speculators, its not what bitcoin was designed for.
So you think...if I knew how to code well enough to design my own currency in such a way that I would be the #1 profiteer, I would do it, and it would look like Bitcoin. Just like if I owned the NBA or NFL, I would want my games rigged, such that a team like the Saints would win the superbowl after some natural disaster, and the NBA's most hated team would lose in the 7th finals game to a bunch of old white guys.
That is a difficult post to understand. but I think you are saying that anything that doesn't have wild gambling driven speculation is rigged? You are going to have to explain that one.
Bitcoin is purported as a better solution than traditional, centralized currency. I agree with this. But that doesn't mean 'Satoshi' didn't also do it to make a quick buck. Even if he's sincere in his motive, its still a fantastic way to make a quick buck while simultaneously doing something he believes is ethical. Much the same reason I'm a social work/psych major. But if I didn't get paid anything, I wouldn't be a social work/psych major; it just happens to be an ethical field in which I can make a lot of money. Rigging NBA and NFL games is another way to make a buck, and, if done right, would actually add excitement for the fans (rigging a series to go to 7 games rather than ending in 4 or 5). I also mine/exchange bitcoins to make a buck. The opportunity is there, and the cost for said opportunity is low (and risk is equally low if you're in the habit of day trading).
I'm just talking about opportunity-cost. The opportunity was there for Satoshi to utilize his skills to make a buck. Whether or not that was his intention, I don't know. But I do know that I would do it to make a buck (or million) in an instant. And that's why I have a bid for 200 coins at .02 USD. I want to make a quick buck too.