A lot of crypto is in the hands of the wrong people for the wrong reasons
Why have people been buying crypto?
What issues does it cause for the market What can we do?
Join The Our Shawn McBride ⭐️ 🌟💥 (aka R. Shawn McBride)or the Future Done Right(TM) Show as we explore what we are seeing and what we need for the future.
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Hey everyone to see our show and welcome to another edition of the of the future done right.
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Show. Today we’re gonna be talking about cryptocurrency and why cryptocurrency may be in the wrong hands and what it means for the future of crypto
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And what we should be thinking about now. So for those of you that don’t know me as well on the are Sean I’m a corporate lawyer by training. I’ve spent years in the financial transaction space.
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So today’s show we’re talking about where Cryptocurrency is currently being held, and what some of the problems are, I remind you that we have a comment contest going on.
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So here’s what we’re seeing the crypto markets have gotten to be very volatile. I don’t think I’m breaking any news to say that there was a huge price run up in 2017 and then a stabilization through 18 and then now recently a drop in pricing.
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The problem has been the holding of the crypto currency.
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Cryptocurrency is currency. I mean, it’s meant to facilitate transactions, not necessarily to
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Be held like a physical product like gold or other currencies, we’ve had in history, right, if you look back at history with that gold. We’ve had salt.
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We’ve had pork. We’ve had a lot of things as the store of value usually something that has a long term value separate from its uses currency.
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On modern economy. We use a lot of fiat currency, where it’s just by cover by government eat it, that it has its value doesn’t necessarily have a backing.
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But generally throughout history, there was some physical backing and the thing that was physically backing the system had some inherent value in it.
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It could be used for ornamental or industrial purposes or other economic purposes, causing the the currency to have a store of value.
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A Cryptocurrency is is designed to be a way of facilitating transactions. That’s what it’s designed for
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However, and this is why we’ve seen a lot of activity from the regulars. Many people have been buying it speculatively as an investment.
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Let me get ahold of some crypto because it’s going to go up in value. Now what’s interesting about cryptocurrency if you work through it cryptocurrency actually has the ability to
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Increase in value potentially with its usage. So let’s let’s take the example of the US dollar, the Federal Reserve Bank, the first Federal Reserve Bank of the United States was capitalized with about $10 million
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If we look back at historical records that is a paltry some based on today’s economy, there’s there’s single individuals.
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That whole well in excess of $10 million in fact numerous individuals. I mean, we have we have 100 plus billionaires in the United States.
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And we’ve got, you know, lots of people that hold $10 million. So that was the entire scope of the US economy now.
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As time went on, there was inflation and we’ve gotten to think of inflation as being a natural improbable consequence of the economy is the home expands. We have inflation.
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And in fact, our central bankers and others talk in terms of having inflation happen and expect it as being quite normal.
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That that puts a side, there’s no inherent necessity to have inflation and system other than when you have denominations like dollars.
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They’re not necessarily divisible below a penny current and current systems because physically attendees, the smallest unit of measure we make
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So if we had a overly deflationary cycle, we’d have a liquidity problem in that you know you a penny might become very valuable if there was only $10 million
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In the US economy right now a penny would be a very valuable item because they’re really be $10 million divided over the 300 plus million people.
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Which means the average person would have under 30 some sense. So you can imagine the store of wealth, it would be in a single penny.
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So that that itself because the unit measure has forced inflation cryptocurrency doesn’t have the same issue because it’s divisible much much much smaller. So if we had a deflationary cycle or cryptocurrency increased in value.
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We could actually use smaller and smaller units of cryptocurrency per transaction which would be interesting because transactions happening in 2020 for the same products at the same
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relative price. We actually have a lower cryptocurrency number which does live lend some credence to the idea of a buy and hold strategy for crypto currency, because if indeed we do have a closed system.
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With rules on how much can be offered it could increase in value just from the fact of increasing usage, because there’s a fixed base, unlike our current system where
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It appears that as there’s been more and more usage. What has been the answer has been to the government has just issued more
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cryptocurrency so we want to get away from that and we want to move towards a system that provides a little more predictability. So that is the first piece of kind of this crypto bubble crypto issue is people are holding it.
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For asset purposes, they’re viewing it as an asset, they’re viewing it like gold or salt or silver or some store value rather than viewing it as currency, most people that get currency, get in and out of the currency relatively quickly right you receive currency made deposit in the bank.
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For their rush you buy it investment or you do something else. Um, you don’t necessarily
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Take your currency and storage, just because you’re hoping that the currency will get more value, that, that, that seems like a very abstract and in a likely possibility.
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The problem for this, however, is what happens to the crypto MARKET RIGHT THAT PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO ACCEPT cryptocurrency we’ve seen Dubai accepted for tax payments now State of Ohio is accepting it. People are using it for one off transactions, we see large purchases of crypto
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But in order to have a transaction system, we need to have liquidity. I mean this cryptocurrency needs to be moving from person, a two person beat a person see
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I, in order for the market to work if everybody’s buying and holding it.
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Like gold. You know, there’s nothing. There’s no unit of chain exchange gold can be held because it just hasn’t ornamental value and some limited industrial value.
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And it can be hell and it doesn’t really change the usage of gold or the availability of gold. However, if everybody was holding their US dollars because they were expecting deflation.
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We’d have a problem. So people buying and holding crypto while from an individual level may make a lot of sense right there. We’ve talked about the fundamental reasons this thing may become more valuable, particularly if it becomes used more often.
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It may actually be a good thing to whole crypto from an individual standpoint, but this is one of those things where
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When we apply it across and mass and we look at how its effect works across many, many people
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Now we’ve got a problem because everybody holding crypto means there’s very little crypto moving people don’t want to let go of their cryptocurrency
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And the US regulations have not helped the IRS classification of cryptocurrency as property.
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And the inherent tax issues of that in that each time you buy crypto, you need to calculate a basis.
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And then each time you sell crypto, you need to calculate a gain or loss. This creates an accounting challenge for anybody that’s using crypto regularly.
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Because they may potentially have to disclose all their transactions to the IRS may have to explain what happened. And of course, produce
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A very cumbersome tax returns with large tables of all these crypto transactions, a particular somebody who might be using crypto on a daily basis, perhaps, let’s say somebody has an account of crypto
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And every time they make a purchase they convert crypto to US dollars if that were to happen, that person will have a very large tax return to me. It’s very easy to imagine your, your common
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Consumer to have five to 10 consumer transactions per day, particularly on a weekend. I mean, you might go somewhere, you might buy something you might pick up a train, you might get a coffee. You might buy food somewhere else.
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Next, you know, 510 15 transactions. A day times 365 days, but now you’re providing quite a table to the IRS. Not only is that cumbersome to produce, but it also
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It provides a lot of information that many people may not want to provide to the IRS regarding their spending habits consumer behavior.
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wants, desires, etc. So we got a real issue on that piece of cryptocurrency both the regulations and the speculative nature and the possible deflationary use of cryptocurrency means that people are holding it.
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We don’t really have much knowledge of what would happen with Fiat and a deflationary environment because the central banks have been unable
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To hold themselves into a situation where they don’t print more currency. They just keep adding liquidity at different times in human history.
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For various reasons we don’t have really a full experiment of what happens if we had a true currency that was stable.
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We would expect that more people would hold it for speculative purposes. Your incentives to deposit it where to invest it become lower
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If the currency in and of itself is become more valuable. There’s a store of value there and so. Some have speculated from the conspiracy theory side that perhaps
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This inflationary measure this devaluation of the currency is designed to force people to transact and to remain participants in the economy.
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Because otherwise, if you had deflationary pressures people could withdraw from the economy hide a lot of their transactions or perhaps go back to barter systems.
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And remember currency is largely used as the facilitation of barter. I mean, the classic
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history book example is, you know, people with different products that don’t want each other’s products. But once you participate in the broader market.
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That’s why we had currency in the first place is to give a common unit of exchange the dentist may not want sheep and the sheep farmer certainly wants their tooth fixed
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But the dentist does want something else in the marketplace, you know, perhaps dental tools, perhaps a vacation.
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And there’s somebody willing to provide it, that person. Ultimately, he wants sheep or what something from somebody who wants sheep or down the line.
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Point is that that having that common unit of measure and atomic currency allows everybody to get coordinated.
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Much faster than barter. You don’t have to bring 568 people to one transaction in order to get that to happen. You know, if in our example with the dentist and the sheep farmer. If the dentist.
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Took in, you know, said I don’t want sheep and the sheep farmer had to go find somebody who wanted something the dentist wanted the sheep farmer would not only be an agony much longer about their particular tooth problem.
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And dental need but also the it would slow things down because the sheep farm. We’re doing a lot of things are not specialized it. This is the magic.
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Of currency today is that it allows things to move very very quickly and efficiently. So that’s a good thing.
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What’s not a good thing is people holding this and not participating, right, because now we’re back to potentially either a barter system.
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We’re having to use fee if everybody is holding their cryptocurrency and keeping it locked up, it means it can be used to facilitate trade and exchange, it’s, it’s like having currency that doesn’t exist.
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It’s great for somebody to put currency into the system. If everybody locks it up as soon as it comes into the system.
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We end up in a system where we don’t have enough currency. We don’t have the liquidity as the central bankers would say
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So from a cryptocurrency standpoint, we need to figure out how to encourage people to get their cryptocurrency out and get deployed.
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One thing I do see is increasing uses of cryptocurrency for market transactions and I recently even saw a conference which offered a cryptocurrency discount
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If you purchased in US dollars. It was one price if you purchased in crypto currency. It was actually a lower relative price.
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That encourages people to move through the cryptocurrency system to let it go. That gives people are reason to get over some of that friction
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So we may see more people that are leaders in the cryptocurrency space encouraging people to use it. And I think that’s important. The market.
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Needs to unlock itself. We need to have transactions and cryptocurrency and the real thing that will probably drive that is either discounts or exclusivity.
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To use cryptocurrency. So perhaps we have conferences or events or companies that only accept cryptocurrency and this will start moving people across the ledger, they’ll have to figure out how to use the cryptocurrency
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To facilitate that transaction and build that habit of using it. So that’s a ways down the line. But the big thing we need right now is we need people using
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cryptocurrency right we need them buying and holding and getting this stuff.
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Out for transactional purposes. So buy it, hold it until you need to facilitate a transaction. Then use the cryptocurrency to keep things moving. I think that’s critical that we move to that stage, we just need to fair, how to build the bridge from here to there.
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Encouraging more people to buy cryptocurrency for speculative purposes as the regulators are worried about people doing
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encouraging people to buy and hold cryptocurrency long term.
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Certainly that will help increase the value because it has that store of value value and that causes the relative price of the cryptocurrency to go up. So
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Buying and holding on one side is good for cryptocurrency but a locked market means that will never get to the point of being interchangeable and never be the basis of payment and facilitation.
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At the level. Many people hope. So I encourage you to take a look at that. Think about who’s holding a cryptocurrency why
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If you’re a participant in the market and you’re excited about the future of blockchain and crypto currency and other technology as I am.
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What can we all do to facilitate more use of cryptocurrency, could you accept cryptocurrency for payment of your bills.
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Could you use cryptocurrency within other aspects of your business. Could you call it some way of facilitating cryptocurrency transaction can you offer a cryptocurrency discount
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All these types of things will encourage more and more people to jump in to the cryptocurrency space.
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