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    The 7th characteristic of money

    It is the advent of computing technology and power which facilitates both a digital alternative to physical cash and the systems for surveillance and control that comes with third party clearing functionaries. This is new ground for monetary systems - there is no direct historical analogue for what is developing today.

    That is probably why history only records six characteristics for money. It is with the development of digital money systems that a seventh characteristic for money becomes apparent:

    Money should be free of counterparty entanglement

    Where digital money systems require even the most basic transactions to involve third parties for payment clearance, there is no guarantee that money will fulfill it's function as a medium of exchange.

    I got a burr in my saddle this morning and wrote the linked article.

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    Tough crowd. I'll have work in some tasty memes next time I guess.

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    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    The beat marches on for CBDCs.
    A digital Canadian dollar?

    It may not look like it’s going to happen any time soon, but the Bank of Canada has quietly taken steps to control a such a concept, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
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    In Dec. 13 and Dec. 19 filings, the bank asserted ownership of “digital dollar,” “digital Canadian dollar” and “central bank digital currency” in both official languages under the Trademarks Act.

    Will people wake up and demand real money before it's too late?

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    Oopsie! China dropped an EMP device. Computer fried and you're officially broke.

    Silver coins are such lovely things.

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