It’s an inescapable pattern of human culture: Each new generation believes it is smarter and wiser than the generation before. Throughout the history of western civilization, young innovators believed they had discovered near-magical wealth generating systems that could produce riches without effort.
Today, we’re told by enthusiastic youth that Bitcoin is different, too. And if we disagree with them, they say we’re too old or stupid to really understand Bitcoin. The only way to truly understand this innovative cryptocurrency, we’re told, is to believe that its valuation will increase logarithmically, forever. Only then are we considered to have fully “understood” Bitcoin.