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Nick Szabo recently spoke on the Israel Bitcoin Summit in Tel Aviv University, and he said that,

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THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME SITUATIONS WHERE A CENTRAL BANK CAN’T TRUST A FOREIGN CENTRAL BANK OR GOVERNMENT WITH THEIR BONDS FOR EXAMPLE. […] ONE SOLUTION THAT’S BEEN DEVELOPED IS TO HAVE THE SWISS GOVERNMENT HOLD IT FOR YOU – THAT’S NOT A TRUST MINIMIZED SOLUTION. THE SWISS GOVERNMENT ITSELF IS SUBJECT TO POLITICAL PRESSURES AND SO A MORE TRUST MINIMIZED SOLUTION IS CRYPTOCURRENCY.




Let's pretend that central banks or the different states around the globe started holding large amounts of Bitcoin, but the block rewards are not enough to support the miners anymore after several halvings. Wouldn't it force the central banks or the state to keep the network going by mining at a loss, but subsidized by the government?

Tell me what's wrong with that logic.