Theorists of all kinds and persuasions agree: We're almost certainly hurtling toward a cashless, digital currency-using society at some point in the not-too-distant future.
The question is, what is it going to look like?
Realistically, it will be nowhere near the original vision laid out for Bitcoin, much to the chagrin of crypto-enthusiasts and real-money libertarians everywhere.
As I'm going to show you, the path being taken is a tale of national, international, and even supranational intrigue that you might never have imagined.
It's filled with so many contradictions, it's become laughable.
Yet the central planners behind it all have so much to gain, it's a near certainty that soon we'll all be using the same virtual global cryptocurrency - like it or not.
And if you think your freedom and privacy are threatened now... well you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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Peter Krauth is the Resource Specialist for Money Map Press and has contributed some of the most popular and highly regarded investing articles on Money Morning. Peter is headquartered in resource-rich Canada, but he travels around the world to dig up the very best profit opportunity, whether it's in gold, silver, oil, coal, or even potash.