What A Mesh!

The rightful owners were bewildered to see half of the holding nets were missing, empty, or torn. The flamboyant well-healed dealers with their exotic cars, also gone. The wonderful elegant parties are now subparagraphs in legal documents. Boisterous loud condemning complaints, have given way to disappointed mutterings resembling self worth mutilation. How could a rational minded person understand it as an investment?

Digital forensic science solved the massive computer crime. The unfortunate loss of their life savings, others faired better. The storage area, the impenetrable secret coded vault, was now empty. There was not a single bitcoin in sight.

– 100 words –

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38 thoughts on “What A Mesh!

  1. Over time I think the mesh is going to get bigger Linda. Funny thing is in the U.S. from 1933 to 1974 it was illegal for U.S. citizens to own gold in the form of gold bullion, without a special license. Storing up treasure, currency values, it’s all kind of interesting. I like knowing that God is in control. Thanks for reading, “What a Mesh.”

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  2. I may be oldfashioned but I’m suspicious of any currency that is only on the computer and can’t be backed up with something material. Databases are being broken into when it wasn’t supposed to be possible. I don’t like internet banking. When you’re retired on a fixed income you tend to be very careful. Good writing, Dan. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. You are not old fashioned Susanne. You are smart. I think $1.00 in my pocket sounds like a lot more than .00006 of 1 bitcoin in a digital wallet in cyber land. Thanks for reading What A Mesh.

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  3. As others have said, bitcoin sounds flimsy at the very least – a theoretical currency that works merely on others believing in its perceived value. But you could say that about sterling in the days of quantitative easing!
    Well told tale

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