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How the US Government Could Effectively Use Crypto

The US government could start, or officially endorse an existing crytpo coin. What they would do is build a fee into the software protocol that went to a single address that they control. This is effectively a tax. The fee could be a transaction fee, a percentage of the next block award, or a combination of both. How this works is every single transaction that occurs everywhere wihtin the system, the fee scalped goes directly to this single address that is owned by the IRS, in this case, the “New-IRS.” Forget postcards. We’re down to a single dude in one office chair in front of one computer. Imagine that being the IRS, because that’s where this is going.

The consequences of this mechanism are dramatic. First off the IRS is now one guy. Granted, this guy controls the private key for the most valuable thing in the world. This key would be the single most important key right up there with the nuclear launch code, but the system would most definitely still work. More strikingly, the US would essentially become the global government head. Every transaction wihtin the network sends tax to the US, even if it occurs between two individuals overseas. If the governments of those countries want some of the reward they need to get it from the US directly. Effectively this makes us a “global US” where every nation becomes an economic State. Of course, other countries could start their own coins to do the same thing. However, I have explained in detail elsewhere how crypto’s are new System of Trust that approximate the Knowledge Economy versus nation-state fiat currencies that service the deprecated Manufacturing and Real Etate economy, and of which the United States is the unadulterated leader. Therefore, cryptocurrenices are self-valuing. Essentially you would be comparing the size of th US economy to the size of the foreign one, which is smaller and therefore the coin would be worth less. The US could also “buy-out” their coin (own >50% of the mining, and change the protocol as they see fit), so essentially the mechanism boils down to “the largest economy wins,” in terms of becoming the dominant coin. Cryptocurrencies derive their inherent value from the social group that it represents. The entire Knowledge Economy of the United States is that very social thing; it is worth hundreds of trillions of dollars (or more, quadrillions even).…
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