"American money stopped being real when the gold standard was abandoned, but Bitcoin is definitely real money because we say so" is certainly a take.
Gold was "real money" when we used it, because we all agreed that it was.
If people agree that Bitcoin is "real money" then sure, it's real money.
And yet somehow paper money isn't "real money" even though everyone agrees that it is? Money doesn't have to be backed by anything but public opinion. That's what money IS.
Another opinion I have, apropos of nothing: If you got conned into sending all of your money to a scammer, maybe it was your own fault but I really don't care if it was! Because the scammer is the one who was in the wrong! Living in some paranoid cryptopia where no one should trust each other sounds absolutely horrible btw!
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