I’m not the first person to say this and I won’t be the last, treating bitcoin as an investment and leaving it in a wallet for years at a time does nothing for the coin or the community. As much as it puts a bad taste in congressional mouths and casts a dark shadow on bitcoin, people who use it to buy stuff on the dark net are using bitcoin for its intended purposes
You know, as a currency?
Look, I get it, when you buy in at 10 grand you don’t want to buy a hotdog with bitcoin at 4 grand, everybody’s afraid of becoming the next million dollar pizza. But putting the coin in a wallet and doing nothing accomplishes nothing (except for added anxiety)
disclamer I’m not advocating for using bitcoin to buy illegal goods, just stating my thoughts on the matter