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RE: Scottish rehabilitation center treats cryptocurrency addiction / Why the high power consumption of Bitcoin is probably not a problem for the environment

Cryptocurrency addiction? I have never heard of 'Stock addiction' or 'Work Addiction. It seems somewhat odd that crypto would be treated as such and seems to be just another ploy to invalidate those that have trust in the block-chain.

But then again, what do I know?

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Good point buddy to me it looks like they are putting it similar to a gambling addiction.

I totally agree with you, I didn't read the comments before stating my opinion. I apologize for that, but that is exactly my opinion. If they are going to take gambling addiction and add so many niches under that than the list will be never-ending. I love to shoot dice, bet on boxing and basketball and now I am a crypto addict lol.. I would just say I am a gambler. I also love to shop, however none of thesethings have ruined my life in a way that would classify me as a typical "addict". I would never spend my last or go rob a bank to buy BTC hahahha.

Which in itself is absurd. Gambling implies that the odds are unpredictable. With cryptocurrencies there is a lot that can be done to determine risk, i.e, it is an investment. Do they believe that a failed investment is gambling? If so, why are they not cracking down on brokers?

Yup I totally agree with you.

in addition to your point @dracosalieri

According to my experience,

  1. Crypto came with so much of innovation and a lots of new stuff that ppl who loved it wanted to know more and more n more about it, indeed for that ppl spent a lot of time. Which might look addicted to non-crypto guys

  2. Whole crypto world was so dynamic that investors had an expectation to grow fast as well save them self’s from sudden falls so that’s the reason ppl were more concerns and did check the market quite frequently, . Which might look addicted to non-crypto guys

  3. It is not like traditional market, best part of it is that its 24x7x365 so yes ppl does the activities related to crypto as per their time n comfort and . Which might look addicted to non-crypto guys

You make really good points. For the uninformed, it certainly may look like an addiction. But then I would say that those same points could be pointed at commodities like Gold and Silver... I think that there are currently a lot of people who trade Crypto on a day to day basis and the patterns might seem addicting but is it any different from any other market? I might argue that Binary options traders are addicted, but for them, it may be an income like any other.

I think it would be more honest to say that people are addicted to money, not cryptocurrency...

hahah very true ppl are addicted to money ! and we can easily find it .. So after fuss was started when BTC gained the $ value ;-)

I totally agree with you, I didn't read the comments before stating my opinion. I apologize for that, but that is exactly my opinion. If they are going to take gambling addiction and add so many niches under that than the list will be never-ending. I love to shoot dice, bet on boxing and basketball and now I am a crypto addict lol.. I would just say I am a gambler. I also love to shop, however none of thesethings have ruined my life in a way that would classify me as a typical "addict". I would never spend my last or go rob a bank to buy BTC hahahha.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I would say that "work addiction" would be better known as a workaholic, so yes I have heard of work addiction. I have never heard of stock addiction either, I think that this would all be the same as gambling addiction. For someone to actually separate crypto as its own addiction all together is crazy to me, if that is the case then why isn't there a stock addiction, lotto addiction, scratch off addiction, sports betting addiction etc. The list could go on and on.

To be fair, an addiction carries with it some very negative connotations. A workaholic really enjoys work but I have never heard of anyone rushing them off for treatment...

Yup , its looks be -ve when we call it addiction .. Even i have seen many ppl including me given hours to understand more n more about blockchian and related tech .. and it more often call it curiosity ;)

I think the good doctor takes payment in cryptocurrency....

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