Bitcoin in Economy, Banking and the Monetary System Posted June 12, 2021 6 hours ago, Brad the lad said: Turn the plug off was meant as a metaphor really. What I mean is they can do with it whatever they want. They can make it illegal to own it if they want. They can and have done this with silver and gold of course in the past but it's much harder to control with the physical of anything. Decentralised.......not so sure about that either. What's Binance and all the other big corps that are involved? They are just stepping stones towards the end goal. They can do what they want with any of the coins. They own most of the Theta on the market. You can use many other smaller exchanges of course but painting up crypto as a black market is just newspaper talk. As mentioned on a previous posts elsewhere on the forum...Why is there crypto adverts at bus stops if it's not the cabals baby? This has always been about one thing for me. They let the peasants get a taste for the tech they want to push. First they MUST make it look very attractive (just like Amazon, Uber etc..). Then when everyone is in they take control and do what the fu$k they want with it. They can make illegal whatever they want, but they will never have your private keys unlesss you give it to them. Bitcoin is decentralized, do not confuse with Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), those are controlled by them. For the security, you can store your bitcoin in a piece of paper (containing your private key) and that's it. no exchang. no goverment, only you and your key. You can use hardware wallets, software wallets, etc. You can save your private keys encrypted with a password, you can do many things instead of just the exchange. Also you can trade it for goods or services, no need to covert it to fiat money, it's more practical than precious metals in this case too..