If I was a politician I would recognize the comparative advantage we could have with energy infrastructure improvements and just push clean energy and BTC mining through subsidies. One of the reasons we left a gold backed currency was that it was unpredictable and it was hard to build fiscal and monetary policy when the supply of gold could have a shortage or surplus due to foreign mining. BTC is predictable. We could have a BTC backed currency or allow BTC to be legal tender and basically force the worlds hand. We would cement ourselves as a global power once again. We could realistically have a national UBI. What is wrong with these people?