You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real
Maria Bustillos


What not-rich people don’t understand about money

If you had, say, 50 million dollars (liquid), you would start worrying about the health of the institutions that keep that illusion in place. For not-rich people to believe, that is. You might then seriously consider investing in the illusion.

If you had like a billion dollars or more, you would start thinking about buying a piece of the monetary action, inadvertently helping destabilize the institutions of money in the process. You would start destroying money as a concept. In a world of extreme inequality, you might have the power to succeed.

Not-rich people would then have to restore the illusion of money, somehow. Because that’s what we do, us humans. Regular humans.

We make illusions work.