Seems odd bitcoin z cash or monero didn't come up in this piece.

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Cheers Garreth for the comment.

I wanted to stay beyond any specific technical design (government, private or open currency). Having a social norm of "privacy as a virtue" is just as important as specific technical design.

A few points on Bitcoin, Zcash and Monero:

1. As is increasingly well known, Bitcoin transactions are not private. Zcash and Monero are private.

2. These three currencies are volatile in euro terms - making them less practical for transactions.

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Agreed. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your writing.

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