Oh, meant to actually include the link
@bgcarlisle and I didn't feel like a fool! Mostly the times when people say 'block chain can fix this' n I'm always thinking 'that doesn't sound right but also I live outside of tech so maybe????' Turns out it's never the answer
Love it fuck blockchain
@Cyborgneticz Yeah, the time where anyone could reasonably be like "Maybe this is an interesting technology that's worth looking into" ended in like 2016
@bgcarlisle oh crypto. Remember when instead of using the already fine programs for security in medical records they tried blockchain and it went south real fast
@bgcarlisle Early on I was hopeful for cryptocurrency because of the promise of a non-governmental decentralized currency that could be used anywhere without things like interchange. Just one less headache for wanderers.
@badsirbrian Yeah I had hopes too, back in like 2014
But anyone who is still pushing it today ... I'm not gonna assume good faith
@bgcarlisle Sounds right. And in practice ordinary credit and debit cards work fine in most countries, as long as you make sure they don't charge foreign transaction fees. So mostly my problem doesn't exist as long as you pick a bank offering that.
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