Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song says the original cryptocurrency can be a powerful tool to usher in a “peaceful revolution.” Song made the remarks during an interview with RT’s business host Max Keiser.
“The biggest thing bitcoin brings is the decentralization of monetary power,” Song says (see video starting at 13:40). “If you have government and big business get together, they usually get what they want.” Song says crypto can elevate the individual over the dominance of corporations and the government because it’s decentralized.
When you’re talking about governance, and you’re talking about the user winning out over the monoliths, the corporations, the plutocrats….It seems as though bitcoin is the currency of resistance. Bitcoin should be the currency for all these global movements to unify.
Song pointed to the protests of the Gilets Jaunes (or Yellow Vests) in Paris, who don’t realize that crypto can help them topple the entrenched corruption of big government, big business, and legacy banks that they’re protesting. “That’s the thing that a lot of people don’t recognize: Monetary power is the big force in the world,” Song explains. “It’s the people who control the purse strings who really run the world.”