Bitcoin and Gold Standard Aren’t the Same

There has been a lot of comparison between bitcoin and gold in the recent times. Bitcoin has been compared to gold in many aspects. In fact, bitcoin is also called digital gold for a reason due to various similarities it shares with the yellow material. However, referring to bitcoin as a gold standard may not be relevant.

The gold standard is a reference to the monetary system that was based on the value of gold. While most countries stopped following the gold standard long ago. There are three different forms of gold standards that were in practice, gold specie standard where gold coins were in circulation and then there was gold bullion standard where the government sold bullion on demand at a fixed price in place of currency. As these practices became impractical, the gold exchange standard was put in place where the government promises certain fixed exchange rate to currency from other foreign currencies.

Comparing bitcoin to the gold standard will inevitably bring in the central bank and trusted third parties into the fold, which is everything that the digital currency stands against. Bitcoin was designed to be a decentralized, distributed open source peer to peer monetary system that works

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