Time traveler from 2025 says the world economy has been destroyed and Bitcoin has been adopted by everyone


In a text published on August 30, 2013, 10 years ago, a Reddit user claimed to be a time traveler. “I am sending this message from the year 2025”began his text that illustrates a world very different from what we are used to.

While it said Bitcoin would reach $10,000 in 2017, which it did, it also stated that the cryptocurrency would no longer be measured in dollars by 2025 because the US currency had died out.

“There are two major forms of wealth in the world today. Earth and cryptocurrency.”

However, this would have led to serious financial problems. After all, global economic growth would be 2% negative as Bitcoin was adopted by everyone and the lack of inflation slowed the search for other investments.

“Why don’t we abandon Bitcoin and switch to another system? Well, of course we tried. We tried to move to an inflationary cryptocurrency, but no one with an IQ above 70 was willing to take the first step and volunteer.”wrote the time traveler. “After all, why would you want to invest your money in a currency that you know will continually lose purchasing power?”

“What made Bitcoin so dangerous to society is also what made it so successful. With Bitcoin, we can satisfy our greed.”

Companies and governments adopted Bitcoin in 2025

At the time of writing, 2013, it was hard to imagine Bitcoin becoming the phenomenon it is today. However, Reddit’s time traveler made a bold claim.

“Governments tried to stay relevant in my society by buying Bitcoin”wrote the author in 2013. “The four institutions with the largest Bitcoin balance still accessible are believed to be:”

  • ASIC miner: 50,000 Bitcoin
  • IMF Monetary Stabilization Fund: 70,000 Bitcoin
  • Government of Saudi Arabia: 110,000 Bitcoin
  • Government of North Korea: 180,000 Bitcoin

Such numbers are surprising. After all, today MicroStrategy has 132,500 bitcoins and Galaxy Digital has another 40,000.

In terms of countries, El Salvador has 2,381 BTC purchased in the past two years. China is already emerging with an amount of 194,000 BTC, data from BuyBitcoinWorldwide shows, but these were not bought, but seized in a police action.

Number of bitcoins held by countries, funds, and public and private companies. Source: BuyBitcoinWorldWide.

War and Chaos After International Bitcoin Theft

In another fragment, the 2025 time traveler presents a series of terrible events in the African Union, which brings together 55 countries in Africa.

In short, the organization would have an ambitious plan to promote Bitcoin to its citizens, including handing out smartphones to everyone. The plan went well, says the time traveler, but “the tragedy” it happened.

“A criminal organization believed to be based in Russia exploited a hardware flaw in government mobile phones. It is believed that the entire African continent has lost about 60% of its wealth in a 48-hour period.”wrote the traveler. “What followed was a period of chaos and civil war.”

The story is very reminiscent of what happened in El Salvador during the adoption of Bitcoin. Although the government did not hand out smartphones, the country created the Chivo wallet and a few months later, several citizens reported losing their coins.

In addition, Russian hackers have become experts in cryptocurrency crimes, especially for scams, ransomware and illicit markets. Being a real threat, even the G7 in 2021 put pressure on Russia on this issue.

What really is the time traveler story of 2025?

The current state of the traditional financial system, with inflation exceeding its highest levels and the onset of a global banking crisis, leads us to believe that the time-traveler’s story will not become much reality in the next two years.

Moreover, the growth in Bitcoin adoption over the past decade is also fueling hopes of a major shift in the economy. However, the story of the traveler is no more than a fantasy.

While he was right about Bitcoin’s great appreciation between 2013 and 2017, the time traveler was wrong in his prediction for 2019, where he claimed that BTC would hit $100,000. On the date, the user edited his post and presented himself as a huge ESG fan and Bitcoin critic.

“Bitcoin should not be treated as an investment, it should be recognized as a negative-sum speculative game.”

As arguments, he claimed that Bitcoin investors would pay “Chinese companies are wasting electricity solving an abstract math problem” and that Bitcoin “causes enormous ecological damage”. Nothing very convincing.

Finally, the author states that the text is a warning about what could happen if Bitcoin is widely adopted. The post is still available on Reddit and the original, unedited version can be found on archive pages.

Source: Live Coins


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