Read_498 – Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

“So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult.” – Alex Gladstein

Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy’s Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin’s history that informs this perspective.

Don’t forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter:

For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show:
Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]:
Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]:
An Unstoppable Force [Guy’s Take]:
The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]:

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