But the displacement will not come from the euro or the yuan. One dollar can not be replaced by another. The argument against the dollar is also the argument against the euro and the yuan.
This is like saying CNN should not be the only source of world news around the world. CNN was that when Bush Sr. started dropping bombs on Baghdad.
Look at CNN today. It is past tense. But it is still around and doing brisk business.
You can digitize the dollar, but it is still the dollar.
Crypto will displace the dollar. And there is nothing the US government can do about it. The march is unstoppable.
The dollar's place in the scheme of things is the reason the US economy has massive deficits. When your primary export is the dollar, you are going to end up with lots of goods and services in return if you are not giving out the dollar for free.
The US ends up with free money. It prints money for domestic consumption. And that money goes into global circulation. Free money for the US.
Looks like there is value in creating a stable, global currency. The crypto people realize that. They are busy creating money out of thin air.
The dollar is the print edition of the New York Times in 1993. There is no saving it. Although the Times is still around, and is my favorite newspaper today. I pay a dollar a week to read it. But I am so glad I have 100 other news sources. That is not counting the 1,000 sources on social media.
So if Putin is unhappy about the dollar and its status, he might as well root for the crypto crowd.
No, I am not saying he should pour his personal wealth estimated above $300 billion into Bitcoin. That would be even more outragenous than when Elon Musk put $3 billion into it.
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