Cryptocurrencies are pyramid schemes. It's Amway for tech bros.
It's often the same wishy language and hypotheticals given by MLM salespeople. Yes, it does make some people very rich - at the expense of a whole lot of other people.
Some people are convinced that if they can just get enough pennies together to buy an NFT, that things will work out better for them financially. It is unethical, immoral, evil, and wrong.
It's easy to look away when it looks like rich tech bros with too much money spending it unwisely. It's much bigger and far more devious than that.
And in order for it to work, the ones who are in on the sceme must keep selling it and must keep convincing others to sell it. It all quickly falls apart as soon as that stops

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One of the most infuriating things about this is we've cooked the planet with this for nothing. Imagine if all that compute could have gone to BOINC projects like @RosettaAtHome or @WCGrid. 😔
The greed is literally killing us, both through global warming and opportunity cost for better public research into things like cancer and pandemics.
My BOINC credits are worth absolutely nothing as a currency, but I have no regrets that I have them to my name instead of MemeCoins.
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For example, when learning python, which is a strongly typed language, a beginner will likely be surprised to learn that you can iterate over a string. Shouldn't this be a type error? In C, a string is an array or chars and that carries over into python.
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