So why does everyone say it is? ETH is simultaneously derided for being bad for tokens but not acknowledged as being great for SC.
Why not money? It gets complicated.
Ability to influence transactions.
Shortcuts the hard stuff by making it centralized. Their model doesn’t have to deal any of the real world hard stuff, like forks.
A settlement use case is a specific use case for cutting out slop: what’s settled is settled
Does a medium of exchange need decentralization?
Why bother with final settlement if you are calling all the shots?
Why would they want decentralization and censorship resistance and settlement when all they need is a fast database?
Ultimately it reinforces the need for sovereign money and digital assets, and it occupies a market space no sovereign chain could occupy from technical standpoint, now, if ever.
When the lines are blurred is the use case really there? What is the point?
That kind of power in science direct to the public hasn’t happened in a long time.
Fans of crypto have some big important issues to learn about and make up their minds up on, stakes are high.