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Don't assume that anyone involved with Bitcoin since the beginning had any illusions about how it would be received by the incumbents.
Bitcoin early adopters are more prepared for the conflict than the incumbents, because they knew a fight was coming before the incumbents knew Bitcoin existed.
And since there are precious few "jobs" available to neckbeards
...until the nerds invented Bitcoin.
Imagine a Netflix subscriber who lives in the USA, then moves to Europe for work reasons.
Unless they use a VPN to appear to still be accessing from the US, they'll lose access to certain shows.
It's a great point: people who don't have an emotional investment in the Department of X can easily see that the people who make up the Department only care only for improving their own power and financial position, and are making X even worse both by getting in the way and also by consuming valuable resources that could be used to actually provide X instead.
The difficult part is realizing this is true for all X, even the ones which are your personal favorites.
Ripple is a debt accounting system.
You can send Dollars or gold over Ripple - you can transfer promissory nodes for those things.
The difference between a promissory note and the value the note represents is something that Ripple should be trying to clarify - instead they seek to obscure it.
Because they try to pretend that promissory notes are equal to underlying assets, they don't include any features that would act like leverage limits. There is no ability to deal with counterparty risk rationally in their system, since trust in a counterpary is binary.
In real world, liabilities of different entities are discounted by a value that reflects their credit risk. Ripple does not permit this operation. You either value liabilities at par or not at all.
As others have mentioned, their consensus system is neither distributed nor trustless. It's a centralized, badly-designed, debt accounting system trying to pretend it's a trustless cryptocurrency.
Use whatever services you want to use.
Refrain from using services you do not wish to use.
Allow other people to make their own choices, or fuck off.
but will not work with service or good provided in the real world
Actually, it's going to work just as well with real world services and goods.
they can simply catch you at the payment
or make a take down on your server on non compliance
You do know there is an entire planet where servers can be hosted, right?
Also, have you ever heard of "peer to peer networks"? I hear they are making waves these days.
And frankly as a customer there ARE some law i want respected, no matter what you young guys think of them
That's wonderful. You will always be perfectly free to choose taxi server providers which meet the standards you want.
As long as you don't try to interfere with the choices of other customers then there is no problem.