Great insights! I’m still trying to wrap my head around “money/currency” and how our society uses it. Money is an extremely useful tool, but how we value it and as you point out, apply value to it, degrades its usefulness. I look forward to more of your thoughts!
Update (5/25/17): Example of crypto-currency value effecting blockchain transaction costs: https://forum.blockstack.org/t/transactions-cost/937