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I live in the North of Scotland and we are having an independence referendum later this year. I recently got into cryptocurrency while investigating some of the main points of debate around the referendum. Currency and Scotland’s share of the national debt. Whether we can or should keep the GBP (£), under the control of the Bank of England. In short I learnt a lot about economics, fiat currency, central banks, debt etc which lead me to cryptocurrency, which coincided with the launch of Scotcoin, a 98% premined bitcoin clone which is an opt in currency with free coins for any scottish resident. I was the first business to accept payment in Scotcoins but I don’t beleive it is the appropriate solution for us.
Due to real impending currency uncertainty I have undertaken a project of currency diversification. Part silver coins, part cryptocurrency.
After much research, I decided that PPC should be my first purchased coin. I purchased 40, which cleared out the only UK exchange that deals in PPC.
I admire Bitcoin but its too big. Synchroising with the blockchain for the first time took forever. It’s too big and requires too much energy and there is too much power in the big mining pools. The possibilities of Blockchain 2.0 is fascinating but I think too much functionality on a single blockchain is impractical. If I want to cut down a tree i’ll bring my chainsaw, not drag along the whole toolshed.
So I see PPC as the core that I will work from. If I need to go shopping, I’ll convert to a better suited currency. If I want to forex trade, i’ll trade to the best suited currency, if I want to make a contract i’ll trade to the best suited currency… and so on.
I see working with a basket of currencies which are best suited to a purpose with PPC being the best long term store of wealth and Bitcoin being left in the middle as a bloated jack of all trades but a master of none.
To me it looks like PPC is best suited as the most secure and energy efficient long term and stable store of wealth which you would convert from in order to use another currency, better suited for a specific purpose.
“Treat the stock exchange like a cold shower (quick in, quick out).” - Rothschild family maxim. I see other currencies as stocks and PPC with gold like stability and security.
Sorry about the long ramble, does this strategy make sense to you?[/quote]
Your thoughts make sense and are shared by more. The thing is that it is a long term strategy. The stability is not there yet in this very young and relatively small market, but will eventually evolve from the security and economic model of Peercoin. That why the focus needs to be on growing the market or Peercoin economy if you wish in the short to mid term.
The discussion here is about how to cater for the increased transactions (higher liquidity) in the blockchain or off-chain. I’m still on the fence on that one as they each have its strengths and weaknesses, but I think eventually the market will make their choice based on type of transactions, we just need to provide the infrastructure to cater for the full range of transactions.