>>>> I really wish I understood the crypto world better. It seems like such a scam.
There are numerous good videos on crypto, bitcoin, etherium, and other “distributed blockchain ledgers”. Some sites will even give you coins to watch their tutorials.
Essentially a bitcoin is nothing more than having a number that is the product of two large prime numbers. For example, 77 is the product of 7 and 11. You prove that “77” is yours because you have a public key of 7 and a private key of 11. This “ownership” is written in a “distributed ledger” in lots of places. That’s all you really need to understand.
The “mining” that everyone talks about is people finding these pairs and writing the public key found and their private key to the distributed ledger. Then, transfers are done by someone combining that public key to your wallet’s public key using their private key and writing it to the ledger. Copies of the ledger are then created by all the other ledgers who repeat that calculation and confirm it.
Sounds complicated but it really isn’t.
What makes these “coins” of great interest is that, in the case of bitcoin and bitcoin/cash, there is a limited supply that can not be inflated by anyone. Including the Gooferment. As such, it becomes “maney”, similar to gold and silver. Especially as it gets wide spread adoption, it will become that store of value that every one seeks who realizes that the fiat Federal Reserve Note is essentially being made worthless by the Gooferment inflating the number of “dollars” in circulation.
Just like the Romans devalued the denarius (silver) coin and the French the (gold) franc, so to the USA is devaluing the dollar to give politicians the money to spend on our version of “bread and circuses”.
Like all empires, the USA will financially collapse … … sooner or later.
BITCOIN might emerge as the money of the future.
I probably won’t be around to see it, but I believe it WILL happen.
If you’re looking for a scam, it’s the US dollar that is the fraud.