The efforts made by certain states and organizations to ban the use of bitcoin (BTC) are not new when we know that human societies have always been resistant to sudden changes, having a strong potential for changing habits. Already in 1996, efforts had been made with the aim of prohibiting communications between devices equipped with the Internet. 26 years later, the arrival of internet connectivity on telephones and computers has revolutionized communication, and remains one of the major changes in modern society. As the American businessman Charles Kettering said, “The world hates change. Yet it is the only thing that has allowed him to progress..
Before bitcoin, in 1996, ways were raised to prohibit the use of Internet on telephone
One of the most criticized and opposed changes since the start of the digital revolution in 1971 is the advent of cryptocurrencies, in this case bitcoin (BTC). Today, many governments have banned its use. Others seek to regulate it to try to control it. So, despite the evidence that cryptocurrency can promote financial inclusion, it remains widely opposed around the world.
One of the latest revolutions to face such opposition is the advent of the internet and technology that allows two computer users to connect without having to pay for a call.
These programs allow their users to talk to anyone, anywhere on the internet for the cost of a local call, as long as both parties have the same software and a computer with speakers. and a microphone.
Fiercely opposed to this technology and fearing for its economic model, theAmerica’s Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA), a group of small Florida long distance communications companies, opposed the development of the technology. He asked the authorities to prevent several software companies from selling programs that create a telephone line between two computers on the Internet.
The group also filed a lawsuit against the providers of these services for unfair competition. But his efforts were in vain.
As with bitcoin, communications between devices over the internet had been resisted. Several associations around the world had opposed their development. But they have nevertheless grown and established themselves as vital technologies. Many bitcoiners remain convinced that the same will be true for crypto, despite the bans and restrictions.
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