if americans simply dont care much what the government has to do to figure out how to stop these people, then there are numerous options the gov can pursue to bend the rules a little to make it easier to find these people. and because people likely wont care, they'll be able to pursue more invasive, less constitutional, but faster and cheaper strategies, and the amount of time and resources needed will be substantially lower than otherwise
well that sounds awesome
Large companies like amazon will likely never accept them due to it's negative social stigma, i mean imagine if they did. the media is constantly desperate for a new crusade against big business, and one of the biggest ones decides to start accepting money that for all they know could have just been directly generated from child prostitution or human trafficking
same applies with any currency
if americans accept paypal, they'll just see bitcoin as a paypal-like system
If a ton of things go right, in the very distant future i could realistically see it becoming something similar to(or at least an easier way to think of it) a sort of internationally accepted, digitally transacted, precious metal.
that is what it is right now, basically.
the lack of manipulation you spoke of earlier is real, but that's kind of the point of bitcoin
they think a bunch of computer programmers found a way to undermine every central bank in the world.
well, like you said, this is just the first
human history has shown that mankind is fully willing to do what it has to do to transact business in spite of government. iran is just one example.
the US federal government has bastardized our currency into a tool for tracking and policing the populace. our federal government is leading the country to financial ruin. people will develop ways around both systems/problems.
and this isn't some conspiracy theory/whacko thing. states and the feds are cracking down on people using cash. legal, government-backed cash.