Bitcoin is an adversarial network; by my count there were 68 attempts in the past week to feed an invalid block to my node. There was also an attempt to create 234,512 BTC out of thin air. This is why we don’t trust, we verify.

Bitcoin is an adversarial network; by my count there were 68 attempts in the past week to feed an invalid block to my node. There was also an attempt to create 234,512 BTC out of thin air. This is why we don't trust, we verify. submitted by /u/Bitcoin_21
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I made an info-graphic. There are 152 fiat currencies that have failed due to Hyperinflation. Their average lifespan was 24.6 years and the median lifespan is 7 years. 82 of these currencies lasted less than a decade and 15 of them lasted less than 1 year.

I made an info-graphic. There are 152 fiat currencies that have failed due to Hyperinflation. Their average lifespan was 24.6 years and the median lifespan is 7 years. 82 of these currencies lasted less than a decade and 15 of them lasted less than 1 year. submitted by /u/timosborn
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“History shows that no government, after going on a fiat monetary system, ever reverses course until its paper currency is destroyed. There is no reason to believe this time will be any different.” – CMI Gold & Silver

https://www.cmi-gold-silver.com/article/gold-standard-inflation-fiat-money/ is the source of the quote.

I did some research on the value of the dollar over the course of US history (at least, as far back as I could find. What I discovered was that the value of the dollar relative to the *median* price of gold over the last 225 years has crashed significantly and not recovered twice. *Only* twice. Once was at the beginning of the great depression, and the other was the minute the gold standard was abolished.

Note: There was a scenario on a similar scale of the great depression during the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859, but this only applies to gold and I think this is due to peoples' tastes and preferences leaning towards gold. The gold rush must have affected demand more than supply, because the price nearly doubled. That's the only thing I can think of to explain it.

Regardless, the price of gold returned to the median in just a little under two decades — very short in the history of the US. Here are the excel graphs I made that caused me to discover this phenomenon. https://imgur.com/a/FpEVl0W

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A Glimpse Into The Future – What Happens When There Are No More Bitcoin To Mine?

Bitcoin's (BTC) blockchain hit a unique milestone in April as the 17 millionth BTC was mined. If you're wondering why this number is significant, it's because there are only four mln tokens left to mine before the 21 mln BTC cap is reached. However, the truth is that most people alive today are unlikely to …
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