because unalienable rights to life and liberty negate all governments, gangs, and gods
The bigger issue, to the political class, is that a transnational, decentralized, peer-to-peer, anonymous digital currency is far more immune to political manipulation. If its creation system is secure and if they don’t operate that system themselves, they can’t “borrow” money by creating it. If it’s truly transnational and widely adopted, it will be harder to use it as an instrument of economic war between or within states. If it can’t be effectively regulated, Big Business can’t have its friends in government use it to bar entry to, or disadvantage, new competitors.
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
The damage done to society by bad habits and loose morality is nothing compared to the damage done to society by the self righteous violence commited in the name of the state.