some assknob in east fuckistan
You really think that no public sector employee has figured out yet that they could infect their own work computers with malware and get a bitcoin advance on their pension while blaming the east fuckistanians?
(*) I'm a fan of Trump, and would welcome informed debate about the candidates. Unfortunately, most people here can't rub two words together to spark a rational argument. Anyone is welcome to take that as a challenge, if you feel up to it.
If you can listen to Trump for more than 60 seconds without recoiling in disgust and wanting to change the channel then I have bad news for you. That makes you an even bigger douchebag than Trump.
I suppose trying and failing is better than not even trying at all.
I ran an LFS based laptop for a few years and even wrote my own package manager to help maintain a level of sanity.
I went down the same road, and sometime circa 2005 I switched to Gentoo and never looked back.
Bitcoin is not a currency because it is not a tripartite IOU liability system.
If your definition of currency requires that it be the liability of a counterparty, then who need that shit anyway?
By that standard, Bitcoin is better than currency.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.