I am new to experimenting with real-world cryptocurrency transactions. But, I had conducted thorough research studies on technologies behind cryptocurrencies.
I understand that blockchain is just one type of distributed ledger. There are innumerable varieties of distributed ledgers.
The distributed ledger technology domain has players who developed block-less distributed ledgers, such as IOTA, that promise almost zero transaction fees.
Web technologies can work on intelligent TCP IP protocols and could produce decentralized processing superior to distributed ledgers. But, those technologies won't be similar to distributed ledgers.
I have a silly question in my mind. I wrote it as a comment to a well-articulated story entitled - "The advantages I see in BCH" by @rebeysa85
Have you ever thought about a world without fiat currencies?
The world was original without any currencies. Ancient histories are the proofs. Humans used to trade by exchanging objects. The farmers supplied crops in exchange for clothes from the weavers.
When I go to the countryside, at least in India and many other countries in Asia, I don't have many places to buy things using credit cards. There is no other option other than buying things using traditional money notes.
Village shops in Asia and Africa don't accept credit card payments
The village shops don't have the facility to trade using cards. Forget about cryptocurrencies.
Suppose we demolish all fiat currencies, i.e., there is no dollar, pounds, yen, rupees, etc. There are only cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, etc.
How would you rate a cryptocurrency? How would you show the price list?
Maybe, then a cryptocurrency would be considered as the standard.
How far would it be feasible to lead a life without fiat currencies?
To have the world of economy survive, both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies must stay.
Bitcoin would have an undefined value without the existence of fiat currencies.
The real-world assets should nicely be entangled with fiat and cryptocurrencies.
The connection between the digital world and the real world is very important
There also we need a reference or standard. Metals often serve as standards to evaluate the assets. Any new standard may also come.
The value of the digital assets is undefined without the association of any real-world assets.
I know that most crypto experts would dump this as a junk idea.
Both fiat and cryptocurrencies will stay
Governments may try to control the citizens with central banks-owned hybrid currencies, i.e., partially centralized and partially decentralized.
It may seem unrealistic.
But, it would happen sooner or later.
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