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4. I seem to recall that when I first read about Bitcoin
Wed Oct 8, 2014, 11:21 AM
Oct 2014

was that the very finite amount of it was supposed to be an advantage. Which reminded me of what I think I know about late 19th century economics in this country, which is that the amount of gold and perhaps silver coinage was fixed for quite a while, and as a result those who could rake in the stuff (think the industrialists and robber barons of that era) did quite well, but those at the low end of the economy, like farmers and ordinary workers, suffered.

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