I love that they call it "Virtual currencies" - cos that's Hip Old White Guy Still Livin' In The Eighties Talk, right? - and not "Crypto" - cos that's a term we don't wanna use, it's loaded with too many sub-meanings and unpleasant nuances, so, uh, yeah... New Wave, not Punk, yeah?
"The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the EU Council, European Commission and European Parliament setting out the requirements that would be needed to regulate ‘virtual currencies'."
Meanwhile, "Brace yourself for the Winklevoss ETF!" You gotta hand it to that pair of cap-toothed Harvard rowers, they've doggedly chased the smell of New Cash. Zuckerberg may've fucked them over, but they still sued him for $65million - chump chain, of course, but more than the likes of us will ever see, eh?
But, hey -- Hedge funds trading in cryptocash!? - I can see it now, Denver trustafarian digidosh early-adopters crying into their chai, "Awww, man, that wasn't supposed to happen." (Yet still hanging onto their $10k in B⃦ and if it all goes shit-shaped in their lives, then daddy'll bail them out, fer sure.) But, no but yeah but no, that was exactly what was supposed to happen. Rich white guys got you hemmed in from every direction - every innovation gets quickly co-opted, but what y'gonna do, huh?
Anyhows, those links're two more reasons why I find Akin's increasingly-Charlton Heston-like troll-proclamations hilariously funny-but-not-funny.
There is no Ultimate Win - just an endless, grinding onwards march towards hope and the idea that we can pass on something slightly better to those who come after us. Of course, They - and that 'They' is ever-evolving too - are always going to have the upper hand, but that doesn't mean we can't fuck with them and make things difficult for them. Just don't get bitter and start retweeting Ron Paul, okay?
Don't forget: the Founding Fathers were privileged White Guys too.