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GS: Understand what you are saying. Is there any historical precedent of a society that was forced into a black market barter system because the currency was effectively worthless due to hyperinflation? Or perhaps a two tier economy where there was currency control and people used their money (digital or fiat) on one tier and a barter economy on the second tier.

I just don’t understand how even with a total digital currency you can control people and their desires. Don’t have the answer, but people will always try to find a way around any government regulation. As far as I know, gold has never been totally worthless.

Don’t disagree that the government will not try for total control. Just think it will be incredibly hard to implement.