Apparently John Bolton, former National Security Advisor to President Trump, recently released a book in which he commented on the fact that Donnie wanted Steve Munchinbutts to "Go after Bitcoin". This news is pretty old as that conversation was leaked a couple of years ago, but alas, it provides us here at the Bent the opportunity to remind you freaks that Bitcoin does not give a single fuck about what Donnie, his Treasury Secretary, his National Security Advisor, or any other government thinks about it. It can't! Bitcoin is an apolitical messaging protocol that runs on free and open source software that has been downloaded on tens of thousands of computers around the world at this point.
President Trump and his lackeys can hate on Bitcoin all they want. They can even attempt to hinder American citizens from using Bitcoin, but this will, if anything, only slow down adoption via regulated exchanges. Pandora's box has been opened and there is no putting the idea of Bitcoin back in it. Bitcoin's roots have stretched themselves around the world with many of them hiding behind the Tor network while others receive their information from radio signals sent from space. Her roots grow stronger every day as more blocks are produced, more lines of code are written and refined, and as the idea of the freedom she brings with her gets planted in more minds.
One block at a time. One line at a time. One mind at a time.
To add to this, the fact that Bitcoin scares some governments is a good thing. That means it's working. If you freaks haven't realized it yet, Bitcoin is a direct affront to governments and central banks. Specifically, their ability to control the most important tool in the world; money. The ability to control the money is a very powerful privilege that affords sociopathic kleptocrats the ability to control and wrangle the populace. Giving them the ability to pick winners and losers, wage wars no one wants, and debase the savings of the Common Man; keeping him at bay and stuck on the hamster wheel. Bitcoin takes this privilege away from them and gives it back to the Common Man represented by a truly capitalistic market in which individuals pursue their own self interests without having the tool that prices their economic activity being manipulated by a select few men who tend to be evil.
It would be a bad sign if these kleptocrats weren't scared of Bitcoin.
Fix the money, fix the world.
Moved out of the dorms midway through my Freshman year in college. Very good decision. Lower rent and no RA Gestapo rep trying to micromanage your life.