Why Banning BTC Will Never Work.

To ban or not to ban.

Drake Flyer
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3 min readFeb 22, 2023


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Sometimes I really don’t get Americans. Countries across the world are trying to regulate crypto (in a good or bad way), but the USA is still stuck on the idea that everything is a security. At least, the SEC still considers BTC as a not a security, but I’m not so sure if that will stay that way. Stablecoins are supposed to be securities? Like seriously, what is going on. There are still debates on banning crypto as a whole, even in congress! Madness! Complete madness!

Anyway, crypto can’t be stopped, especially not BTC.

First of all, let’s be honest, banning something never really works. Just look at Prohibition in the US back in the 1920s. Did it stop people from drinking alcohol? No, it just made them more creative in finding ways to get their hands on it. The same thing would happen if we tried to ban Bitcoin. People would just find new and inventive ways to use it.

Plus, let’s not forget that the internet is a thing. It’s not like we can just unplug it and call it a day. Bitcoin is a digital currency, which means it exists solely on the internet. Banning it would be like trying to ban the internet itself. Good luck with that.

But let’s say for argument’s sake that we could somehow ban Bitcoin. What would that even look like? Would we send the cops to everyone’s house to search for their hidden stash of BTC? Would we set up checkpoints at the borders to prevent people from bringing Bitcoin in or out of the country? And who would be in charge of enforcing this ban? The IRS? The FBI? The CIA? It’s all a bit overwhelming, isn’t it?

And what about the unintended consequences of a Bitcoin ban? For one, it would make the government look pretty silly. After all, Bitcoin is just a digital currency, not some sort of super weapon. Banning it would make it seem like the government is afraid of something that really isn’t all that scary.

And then there’s the issue of innovation. Bitcoin may not be perfect, but it has certainly spurred innovation in the world of finance and technology. Banning it would stifle that innovation and potentially prevent new and exciting ideas from emerging.

Finally, let’s not forget that Bitcoin is decentralized. There’s no central authority or organization that controls it. That means that banning it would be like trying to ban the wind. You might be able to slow it down, but you’ll never be able to stop it entirely.

So, in conclusion, banning Bitcoin is probably not the best solution to whatever problems it may pose. It’s just too hard to enforce, too silly to consider, and too detrimental to innovation. Plus, let’s be honest, there’s something a bit hilarious about the idea of the government trying to ban a digital currency. It’s like trying to ban the color blue or the concept of love. It’s just not possible.

So let’s focus on finding ways to regulate and manage Bitcoin in a way that makes sense. Let’s work to make it safe and accessible for everyone, rather than trying to sweep it under the rug. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll even be able to laugh about the idea of banning Bitcoin.

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