“How different would history be if more people had been able to say ‘FU’ to something they didn’t like?” – deepthinker21
If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, ‘FU money’ often means that someone has reached a point where they don’t need to rely on a paycheck and no longer need to compromise on things they don’t want to do.
Despite the expression, it isn’t about being a jerk or literally telling everyone to “F off”; it’s about having more options.
It’s more about what the money enables: Freedom.
This is why Bitcoin makes the best ‘FU money’ and how that changes the world…
- Bitcoin isn’t reliant on a central bank/government that can change the rules; its network is decentralised
- Bitcoin allows the user to take full custody of their money – it’s not reliant on a bank
- Bitcoin is easily portable – borders aren’t a problem
- Bitcoin is verifiably scarce – your value is protected over time
Compare these points to any other currency with our ‘FU’ backdrop in mind.
Nothing even comes close, including gold.
Sure, perhaps you could open bank accounts and get passports in as many countries as possible with your fortune… but this isn’t something the average person can do.
Bitcoin makes ‘FU money’ a reality for anyone.
Even in smaller amounts comparatively, if people have a portion of their value in Bitcoin collectively, this results in a balance of power in a major way.
People will have more choices, and what will they do with those choices?
How many times have you compromised your values for the sake of money?
What will people start saying “yes” to?
Who will people start saying “no” to?
In the coming decades, we shall likely see.
In the meantime, we’ll continue making it easy for anyone to begin saving ‘FU money’ at FastBitcoins.