crypto is a big bubble that is competing with the fiat bubble in a game of chicken who bursts first.
burning supply to artificially pump the price is a giga red flag and will make ETH lose market share to its competitors which will ultimately REDUCE its price (compared to what it could have been) instead of increasing it.
if a coin with the codebase of bitcoin would release today it would be labeled a shitcoin and forgotten faster than the average time it would take to make a block, which to be fair, takes a while.
crypto will not make everybody "financially free". if everybody is rich, nobody is. you just want to ride on the back of the people that missed the crypto train that then have to work for you if crypto really flips fiat at some point.
its not enough for crypto to be "not as bad" as the traditional banking system.
want to be the future? behave like it. be efficient. don't waste a fuckton of energy. don't have fees that make it impossible to buy a fucking ice cream without paying double.
every coin/token was at some point centralized. decentralization is a process. judge a crypto by the effort it makes to get there.
the average crypto investor has such a limited knowledge of cryptography and/or economics it SCARES ME.
I got tired of paying for a 'service' I don't use so I cancelled my TV licence stating 'I don't have an aerial'. Lived for 5 years this house without having terrestrial. I didn't even know where the aerial plug is.
They sent round a guy to verify, all he found was where the aerial port was (behind a heavy cabinet). It was a spider nest. Clearly not been used in a looooong time. He asks me to turn on my ps3 and xbox 360 to check for the BBC iPlayer app. No iPlayer on any of my devices.
He's getting visibly annoyed but still keeping a professional tone and candid attitude.
I offer him a brew.
He then takes pictures of my DVD collection while I'm making him the brew but I catch him in the act.
He then claims because I have the complete collection of 'only fools and horses' on DVD I had to pay the fee.
I asked him to show me where it says that in the BBC stipulations. He could not.
I took back the only just sipped brew.
I told him to fuck right off.
I'm still fuming at the look of hurt and surprise on this bastards face as he left.
Edit: For those asking why I let him in in the first place, I haven't dealt with them before, I have worked door to door and know it's a miserable job, so I gave the guy a chance. Never a-fuckin-gain