The Bank of England has been lit by the bitcoin sign this May the 1st, the people’s day or in ancient time the day of fire when they would celebrate the coming summer and the strength of the sun by burning stuff, preferably rubbish.
At an empty street at the heart of London, once ruler of earth and today keepers of the gold, the Bank of England was illuminated with a sign that says bitcoin fixes this as pictured above.
Likewise parliament undergoing much needed construction, both in form and in substance with this the first time in centuries that it sits almost empty, was cheered up somewhat.
How bitcoin is meant to fix the parliament is not too clear. This monkey institution willingly kneeled itself despite the objections of Lady Hale.
Its orda orda global entertainment now a meek voice subdued without resistance by the diktats in chief.
But the Bank of England trembles more at that orange logo and that mischievous claim that bitcoin fixes this.
Not least because plenty may wonder if it does. If this institution brought down to us by the age of the explorers were to delude itself through natural human hubris into devaluing almost totally the queen’s money, would it not be bitcoin that could potentially be the money?
Those Brits punished by rain to enjoy ceiling books, with their luxurious affordability of peaceful revolutions, would certainly make this corn thing a harvest for centuries if the kings in parliament or at the bank were to reveal the trick of empty gold vaults by worthlessing the pound.
And gimmick or not, it is the first time in precisely five centuries that what is in many ways a radical idea lits up the walls of the Bank of England.
Since its formation, its towers have never been questioned. They have instead been hailed and often very rightly. The invention of paper money and paper financial products fueled this little island to rule shore to shore.
It is only natural that the invention of digital money taunts it now so kindly, not least because it is most likely that many within those walls wave the bitcoin flag.
The wheel must turn for energy and motion. May it be kind to both the water that gives it force and the fields that get to enjoy it.
For afterall it is British Hayek that incepted this revolution, and plenty suspect Nakamoto himself is probably some Brit somewhere, maybe even at the Bank of England itself.