Juliane Mendelsohn a rezumat pentru The European avantajele şi puterea monedei digitale Bitcoin. În episodul următor, un rezumat al rezumatului ei:
1. Governments have proved far better at spending trillions of their taxpayers’ money saving banks than at passing laws to reform the banking sector.
2. Governments have repeatedly demonstrated that far from presiding over the banks and financial institutions, they are merely puppets to the demands of global finance.
3. A moral boycott – such as no longer buying clothes from high street stores or becoming a vegan – is not just ineffective but impossible in an essential industry that whitewashes the money of drug cartels, manipulates its own rates, and bets on the bankruptcy of homeowners and entire states.
4. One reaction has been the massive growth of alternative, user-controlled crypto-currencies, of which Bitcoin is the most prominent.
5. If people can create societies (Facebook), broadcasters (YouTube) and reliable sources of information (Wikipedia) without direct government intervention, why should they not create a currency beyond the realms of government?
6. For many, Bitcoin is more than money. It’s the symbol of a political utopia. The moral arguments for it are two-fold. Firstly, Bitcoin is “private“ money that has the power to liberate its users from governments’ monopolies of power.
7. Secondly, Bitcoin has a “Swiss style” anonymity. Governments and other institutions cannot trace its movement and do not have information about its ownership.
8. Bitcoin has the power to “reboot” the system. It allows wealth to be shifted into a market that has not yet been rigged and saturated by the interests of a very small group of people.
9. Bitcoin is a means of extracting wealth from the established markets, but it functions very much inside the realm of financial capitalism by being – more or less – a commodity traded like any other.