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Why do you want to preserve the exchange of little bits of paper that are merely currently difficult to counterfeit (and often still are), can burn up or get lost, can get easily stolen, wear down over time, take up space, and can be confiscated by unjust governments when their citizens try to flee? (Or in one case I worked around via cryptocurrency, when the government takes a 50% cut of all incoming donations?)

Of all the expected paper eliminations to come, this is possibly the most important one... and the most important one to get right.

(Why am I getting downvoted?)

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