@twp, i believe we had a misunderstanding. That comment was to @Atlas . And please don't take things i say personally. Granted, sometimes i am guilty of poking the bear from the safety of my cell phone. And yes, twp, i want a free society. What i don't want is to ignore other options or facts. If you earn a wage to buy gold you pay taxes on the wage, and tax on the gold you bought, and then you must find a way to secure it. A way to transport, ship it and the list goes on. If you purchase something with crypto now, you of course used money that you paid income tax on most likely, but if you want the government beurocracy ends there. You can use that currency to buy, sell. Trade, and even loan, if you hand the keys to anyone else, that will be your(my) own fault. If somone gains access to or decrypts the blockchain its game over for existing crypto at that point most likely, it won't have a use, because it won't do what it was invented to do, which if you believe that, it is a great reason NOT to buy it, and that is very sound thinking. Now @Atlas, come apologize to twp and clean up this dadgum mess you made. Lmao.