…es rise the scenarios in which using bitcoin serves as a viable alternative become fewer and fewer. A more accurate metaphor than the coffee would be the amount of energy required in sending a gold bar from Scandinavia to Australia, safely, in less than an hour. This is what bitcoin does and it requires a lot of energy no matter how you try to accomplish it.
The bitcoin, the original chain, with its high fees, its slow confirmation times and its huge energy consumption is what counts here. This is the token that acts as a new gold standard and this is the technology that has the potential to challenge the way we view, and interact with, the global economy. The altcoins, the fork-coins and fintech buzzword bull-chain tokens are not. The point is that bitcoin does not incentivize frivolous spending.