We compare the U.S. dollar with Bitcoin on their key attributes to determine which is better for transactions and preserving wealth, which is most absurd and which has serious flaws.
Topics covered include:How are new U.S. Dollars and Bitcoin createdHow much has the supply of each currency grownHow both the dollar and Bitcoin have had rule changesWhy Bitcoin transactions are faster than non-cash U.S. dollar transactionsWhy both the dollar and Bitcoin require add-on layers to facilitate transactionsHow tax treatment of a currency can encourage or discourage its use for paymentsWhy divisibility is a critical attribute of any currencyWhy Bitcoin has been as volatile as the Russian rubleWhy Bitcoin is energy inefficient while having built-in incentives to use renewable energyWhat will determine the long-term viability of Bitcoin and the U.S. dollar
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