But anyway, I'll explain what Bitcoin is: Bitcoin is two things, I guess. The first being a payment processing protocol much like a bank or paypal where you can transfer value (money) between different people. The reason why Bitcoin is important in this regard is that it solves what is called the 'double-spend' problem which haunts something like paypal by using a public ledger called the 'blockchain' which automatically verifies every transaction made through the network.
The second thing is that, 'bitcoins' are a supposed to be a form of money themselves. The creator(s) of Bitcoin were quite well versed in a school of economics called the 'Austrian School', and one of that schools main arguments is that government should never be allowed to have a monopoly on the issuance of money. They would say that government issued money is prone to inflation, and governments use it as a political tool leading to massive business cycles and such.
I'll be honest, like the people who created Bitcoin, I'm very much an adherent of the Austrian School and therefore love the idea of Bitcoin (and anything like it), but haven't bought any because I'm not an investment kind of guy. 😭
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